Warrnambool is the principal service centre for south-western Victoria, as well as being a popular retirement and tourist destination.
The city boasts a campus of Deakin University and contains a significant health-care sector.
Major industries and services include retail, tourism, education, health, dairy, meat processing and construction.
Warnambool is part of the Regional City council grouping and can be compared with similar councils. More information on council groupings can be found here.
Warrnambool City Council is an unsubdivided municipality consisting of 7 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 next independent Electoral Representation Review is scheduled to be conducted prior to the 2028 elections.
7 Councillors elected in October 2016.
Unsubdivided - Cr Kylie Gaston
Unsubdivided - Cr Peter Hulin
Unsubdivided - Cr Michael Neoh
Unsubdivided - Cr Robert Anderson
Unsubdivided - Cr Sue Cassidy
Unsubdivided - Cr Tony Herbert - Mayor
Unsubdivided - Cr David Owen
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 ($)||66.612m||64.928m||61.712m||61.035m||61.462m||52.487m||52.815m|
|Recurrent Revenue ($)||78.656||72.197m||68.096m||66.111m||65.170m||61.650m||53.328m|
|- Rates and Charges||33.096m||30.965m||29.176m||27.596m||26.237m||24.006m||22.194m|
|- VGC Grants||3.514m||3.543m||3.532m||3.532m||3.493m||3.397m||3.271m|
|Non-Recurrent Government Grants
|Recurrent Government Grants
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