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Moyne Shire is located on Victoria's south west coast, about four hours' drive from Melbourne and just to the west of Warrnambool. 

The shire is predominantly rural based, with a focus on grazing, dairying and grain production. Wool and lamb production are the most significant sources of income for the shire. Some residents commute to Warrnambool to work and shop. 

The main industries include agriculture, dairy product manufacturing, and tourism.

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


Allansford, Ayrford, Ballangeich, Bessiebelle, Breakwater Creek, Broadwater, Brucknell, Bushfield, Byaduk, Caramut, Chatsworth, Codrington, Condah Swamp, Crossley, Cudgee, Curdie Vale, Darlington, Dennington, Dundonnell, Ecklin South, Ellerslie, Framlingham, Framlingham East, Garvoc, Gazette, Gerrigerrup, Glenormiston North, Grassmere, Hawkesdale, Hexham, Heytesbury Lower, Illowa, Killarney, Kirkstall, Knebsworth, Kolora, Koroit, Laang, Lake Condah, Macarthur, Mailor Flat, Mepunga, Mepunga East, Mepunga West, Minhamite, Minjah, Mortlake, Nareeb, Naringal, Naringal East, Nerrin Nerrin, Nirranda, Nirranda East, Nirranda South, Noorat, Nullawarre, Nullawarre North, Orford, Panmure, Penshurst, Peterborough, Port Fairy, Pura Pura, Purdeet, Purnim, Purnim West, Ripponhurst, Rosebrook, Southern Cross, St Helens, Taroon, Tarrone, Terang, The Cove, The Sisters, Toolong, Tower Hill, Tyrendarra, Tyrendarra East, Wallacedale, Wangoom, Warrabkook, Warrnambool, Warrong, Willatook, Winslow, Woodford, Woolsthorpe, Woorndoo, Yambuk, Yangery and Yarpturk. 

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

Community Satisfaction

Local Government Community Satisfaction Survey Statewide Results

Annual Report

Moyne Shire Council Annual Report 2019/20


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7 Councillors elected in October 2020.

Unsubdivided - Cr Jim Doukas 

Unsubdivided - Cr Karen Foster

Unsubdivided - Cr Damian Gleeson

Unsubdivided - Cr James Purcell - Deputy Mayor

Unsubdivided - Cr Jordon Lockett

Unsubdivided - Cr Daniel Meade - Mayor 

Unsubdivided - Cr Ian Smith

Population data

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

  • 2016 16,272
  • 2021 16,600 
  • 2026 17,011 
  • 2031 17,426 


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.

  2019-20 2018-19 2017-18 2016-17 2015-16 2014-15 2013-14 2012-13 2011-12 2010-11
Recurrent Expenditure ($) 48.530m 48.515m 49.597m 41.676m 45.342m 41.421m 41.167m 39.811m 42.585m 38.127m
Recurrent Revenue ($) 54.916m 57.234m 57.467m 53.961m 47.525m 49.216m 42.676m 44.206m 46.301m 42.391m
- Rates and Charges 23.103m 22.433m 21.535m 20.769m 20.146m 18.949m 17.996m 16.736m 15.417m 14.213m
- VGC Grants 8.967m 8.657m 8.008m 7.499m 7.418m 7.352m 7.308m 7.306m 7.250m 6.948m
Non-Recurrent Government Grants
Recurrent Government Grants

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