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The City of Stonnington is located in Melbourne’s inner south-eastern suburbs, a short distance from the centre of Melbourne and alongside the Yarra River. 
Covering an area of 25.62 square kilometres, the City stretches from Punt Road in the west to Warrigal Road in the east and is bounded by the Yarra River / Gardiners Creek to the north and Dandenong Road to the south. 
The City is primarily a residential area, with some commercial, industrial, office and institutional land uses. The Chapel Street Precinct is home to a vibrant entertainment area which attracts both residents and visitors to the municipality.
Stonnington is home to 16,807 businesses, contributing significantly to the city’s vibrancy and prosperity.  The industry sectors that contribute most significantly to Stonnington’s growing economy are professional, scientific and technical services, health care and social assistance, and retail trade.

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


Armadale, Glen Iris, Hawksburn, Kooyong, Malvern, Malvern East, Prahran, South Yarra, Toorak and Windsor.

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


Community Satisfaction

Stonnington City Council Local Government Community Satisfaction Survey Results 2017


Annual Report

Stonnington City Council Annual Report 2016/17



Stonnington City Council is a subdivided municipality consisting of 3 wards and 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. 

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.


9 Councillors elected in October 2016.

East - Cr Jami Klisaris 

East - Cr Glen Atwell

East - Cr Sally Davis

North - Cr John Chandler

North - Cr Matthew Koce

North - Cr Marcia Griffin

South - Cr Melina Sehr

South - Cr Judy Hindle

South - Cr Steve Stefanopoulos - Mayor

Population data

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

  • 2016 110,608 
  • 2021 120,706 
  • 2026 128,240 
  • 2031 135,615


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.

  2015-16 2014-15 2013-14 2012-13 2011-12 2010-11 2009-10
Recurrent Expenditure ($) 136.372m 131.677m 127.897m 123.138m 129.995m 113.445m 107.413m
Recurrent Revenue ($) 170.944m 164.263m 149.942m 147.659m 136.020m 125.470m 117.923m
- Rates and Charges 99.226m
- VGC Grants 2.558m 2.525m 2.506m 2.411m 2.382m 2.289m 2.168m
Non-Recurrent Government Grants
Recurrent Government Grants

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