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The City of Melbourne is made up of the city centre and a number of inner-city suburbs.

It is the commercial, retail and transport focus of the metropolitan area.

Its major features include the Port of Melbourne, sporting, leisure and arts complexes, parks and gardens, as well as universities and hospitals.

Melbourne is part of the Metropolitan council grouping and can be compared with similar councils. More information on council groupings can be found here


Carlton, Carlton North, Docklands, East Melbourne, Flemington, Hotham Hill, Kensington, Melbourne, Melbourne West, North Melbourne, Parkville, Port Melbourne, Prahran, South Yarra and Southbank.

For a detailed map showing shire boundaries and locality names, visit VICNAMES.

Community Satisfaction

Local Government Community Satisfaction Survey Statewide Results

Annual Report

City of Melbourne Annual Report 2018/19


Melbourne City is an unsubdivided municipality consisting of an elected Lord Mayor and Deputy and 9 councillors.

Since 2008, all Victorian councillors serve a four year term. The next general election is in October 2020. 

The council's independent Electoral Representation Review was conducted prior to the 2012 elections.

Visit the Guide for more information on Council Elections.
Visit the Victorian Electoral Commission for more elections details.


Leadership Team and 9 Councillors elected in October 2016.

Leadership Team - Cr Sally Capp -  Lord Mayor 

Leadership Team - Cr Arron Wood -  Deputy Lord Mayor 

Unsubdivided - Cr Rohan Leppert

Unsubdivided - Cr Kevin Louey

Unsubdivided - Cr Cathy Oke

Unsubdivided - Cr Jackie Watts

Unsubdivided - Cr Nicolas Frances Gilley 

Unsubdivided - Cr Philip Le Liu

Unsubdivided - Cr Nicolas Reece

Unsubdivided - Cr Beverley Pinder

Unsubdivided - Cr Susan Riley

Population data

Estimated resident population. Source: Victoria in Future 2016 - Population and Household Projections to 2031

  • 2016 135,726 
  • 2021 177,010 
  • 2026 206,544 
  • 2031 229,765 


Source: Victoria Grants Commission.
The figures in the bottom two rows of the table show combined one-off and ongoing funding received by council from both the Federal and State Governments. It is important to note that this amount can change significantly from year to year as individual government funding programs change and natural events such as fires and floods occur.

Data shows the amount allocated in respect of the relevant financial year. In some years, that amount will vary from the payments received that year, as a result of the Commonwealth "bringing forward" some payments.

  2017-18 2016-17 2015-16 2014-15 2013-14 2012-13 2011-12 2010-11 2009-10
Recurrent Expenditure ($) 625.284m 602.840m 580.571m 568.327m 559.381m 570.007m 525.915m 471.359m 418.656m
Recurrent Revenue ($) 659.752m 705.249m 639.748m 629.181m 591.722m 602.023m 560.461m 508.465m 453.668m
- Rates and Charges 271.273m 262.105m 243.433m 230.919m 213.837m 203.576m 199.557m 192.804m 180.670m
- VGC Grants 3.496m 3.261m 3.139m 3.062m 2.871m 2.618m 2.545m 2.401m 2.208m
Non-Recurrent Government Grants
Recurrent Government Grants

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