Moira Shire is bounded by the Murray, Goulburn and Ovens Rivers, and is about three hours drive north of Melbourne.
The shire's economic base is provided through primary industries. The region is a major fruit, dairying and beef district with growing tourism and manufacturing sectors.
It is a popular holiday and retirement area, incorporating a large part of the Murray Valley.
Moira is part of the Large Shire council grouping and can be compared with similar councils. More information on council groupings can be found here.
Almonds, Barmah, Bathumi, Bearii, Boomahnoomoonah, Boosey, Boweya North, Bundalong, Bundalong South, Burramine, Burramine South, Cobram, Cobram East, Drumanure, Esmond, Invergordon, Kaarimba, Katamatite, Katamatite East, Katunga, Koonoomoo, Kotupna, Lake Rowan, Lower Moira, Marungi, Muckatah, Mundoona, Mywee, Naring, Nathalia, Numurkah, Peechelba, Pelluebla, Picola, Picola West, St James, Strathmerton, Telford, Tungamah, Ulupna, Waaia, Waggarandall, Wilby, Wunghnu, Yabba North, Yabba South, Yalca, Yarrawonga, Yarroweyah, Yielima, Youanmite, Youarang and Yundool.
For a detailed map showing shire boundaries and locality names, visit VICNAMES.
Moira Shire Council is an unsubdivided municipality consisting of 9 councillors.
Councillors are elected through proportional representation voting. Since 2008, all Victorian councillors serve a four year term. The next general election is in October 2020.
9 Councillors elected in October 2016.
Unsubdivided - Cr Wendy Buck
Unsubdivided - Cr Gary Cleveland
Unsubdivided - Cr Edward Cox
Unsubdivided - Cr Peter Mansfield
Unsubdivided - Cr Marie Martin
Unsubdivided - Cr Kevin Bourke
Unsubdivided - Cr John Beitzel
Unsubdivided - Cr Peter Lawless - Deputy Mayor
Unsubdivided - Cr Libro Mustica - Mayor
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 ($)||54.068m||51.091m||51.692m||49.921m||55.079m||49.877m||52.176m||44.153m||41.034m||39.161m|
|Recurrent Revenue ($)||61.324m||59.570m||61.097m||51.923m||55.981m||51.182m||46.974m||43.728m||41.960m||39.448m|
|- Rates and Charges||36.401m||35.344m||34.069m||33.153m||31.142m||28.781m||27.692m||25.506m||23.468m||21.184m|
|- VGC Grants||10.903m||10.268m||9.899m||9.770m||9.693m||9.491m||8.820m||8.395m||8.240m||7.616m|
|Non-Recurrent Government Grants
|Recurrent Government Grants