Melbourne is the capital city of Victoria, and Australia’s second-largest city. It includes the central city as well as Melbourne’s innermost suburbs, each with their own distinctive character, including different businesses, facilities, open spaces, dwellings and communities. It is the seat of the Victorian Government and the home of many local, national and international companies, peak bodies, and government and non-government agencies.
The population is made up of people of all ages and from many different cultures. Residents include young professionals, international students and older couples. More than 900,000 visitors also seek out the cultural, business, education, work and lifestyle opportunities the city offers each day.
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.
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.
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
Estimated resident population. Source: Victoria in Future 2016 - Population and Household Projections to 2031
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.
|Recurrent Expenditure ($)||648.667m||625.284m||602.840m||580.571m||568.327m||559.381m||570.007m||525.915m||471.359m||418.656m|
|Recurrent Revenue ($)||700.722m||659.752m||705.249m||639.748m||629.181m||591.722m||602.023m||560.461m||508.465m||453.668m|
|- Rates and Charges||286.584m||271.273m||262.105m||243.433m||230.919m||213.837m||203.576m||199.557m||192.804m||180.670m|
|- VGC Grants||4.050m||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