The Borough of Queenscliffe is located at the tip of the Bellarine Peninsula, about 105 kilometres south-west of Melbourne and 35 kilometres east of the regional city of Geelong. It forms the western side of the entrance to Port Phillip Bay.
Tourism is the major economic activity of the Borough of Queenscliffe. As a result retail, commercial and service sectors are prominent. Several government and private institutions are also major employers.
The main industries include marine fishing, building construction, cafes and restaurants, accommodation.
Queenscliffe is part of the Small Shire council grouping and can be compared with similar councils. More information on council groupings can be found here.
Point Lonsdale, Queenscliff and Swan Island.
For a detailed map showing shire boundaries and locality names, visit VICNAMES.
Borough of Queenscliffe is an unsubdivided municipality consisting of 5 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.
5 Councillors elected in October 2016.
Unsubdivided - Cr Bob Merriman - Mayor
Unsubdivided - Cr Susan Salter
Unsubdivided - Cr Ross Ebbels
Unsubdivided - Cr Tony Francis
Unsubdivided - Cr Boyce Pizzey - Deputy 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 ($)||10.540m||10.014m||9.864m||10.849m||9.543m||9.039m||7.755m||7.065m||7.071m|
|Recurrent Revenue ($)||11.743m||10.262m||11.067m||11.476m||11.585m||10.523m||10.014m||8.574m||7.722m|
|- Rates and Charges||6.927m||6.816m||6.566m||6.183m||5.874m||5.588m||5.357m||5.099m||4.796m|
|- VGC Grants||0.268m||0.247m||0.252m||0.255m||0.255m||0.252m||0.280m||0.240m||0.206m|
|Non-Recurrent Government Grants
|Recurrent Government Grants