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.
Allansford, Bushfield, Dennington, Illowa, Warrnambool, Woodford and Yangery.
For a detailed map showing shire boundaries and locality names, visit VICNAMES.
7 Councillors elected in October 2020.
Unsubdivided - Cr Otha Akoch
Unsubdivided - Debbie Arnott
Unsubdivided - Cr Ben Blain
Unsubdivided - Cr Vicki Jellie - Mayor
Unsubdivided - Cr SAngie Paspaliaris
Unsubdivided - Cr Max Taylor
Unsubdivided - Cr Richard Ziegeler - 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 ($)||73.941m||72.836m||72.115m||66.612m||64.928m||61.712m||61.035m||61.462m||52.487m||52.815m|
|Recurrent Revenue ($)||81.431m||78.860m||83.780m||78.656m||72.197m||68.096m||66.111m||65.170m||61.650m||53.328m|
|- Rates and Charges||38.186m||35.831m||34.326m||33.096m||30.965m||29.176m||27.596m||26.237m||24.006m||22.194m|
|- VGC Grants||3.772m||3.550m||3.529m||3.514m||3.543m||3.532m||3.532m||3.493m||3.397m||3.271m|
|Non-Recurrent Government Grants
|Recurrent Government Grants