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Whitehorse is a major commercial and residential municipality in Melbourne's east, approximately 15 km from Melbourne's CBD.

Whitehorse is a mix of quiet residential streets and bustling shopping centres. It has important retail centres at Box Hill and Forest Hill, as well as educational institutions such as Box Hill TAFE and Deakin University.

Whitehorse prides itself on having over 350 parks and reserves in its 64 sq km.

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


Blackburn, Blackburn North, Blackburn South, Box Hill, Box Hill North, Box Hill South, Burwood, Burwood East, Forest Hill, Mitcham, Mont Albert, Mont Albert North, Nunawading, Surrey Hills, Vermont and Vermont South.

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

Community Satisfaction 

City of Whitehorse Local Government Community Satisfaction Survey Results

Annual Report

City of Whitehorse Annual Report 2017/2018


Whitehorse City Council is a subdivided municipality consisting of 5 wards and 10 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. 

Visit the Guide for more information on Council Elections
Visit the Victorian Electoral Commission for more elections details.


10 Councillors elected in October 2016.

Central - Cr Denise Massoud 

Central - Cr Andrew Munroe

Elgar - Cr Tina Liu

Elgar - Cr Blair Barker

Morack - Cr Bill Bennett 

Morack - Cr Raylene Carr

Riversdale - Cr Andrew Davenport

Riversdale - Cr Sharon Ellis - Mayor 

Springfield - Cr Ben Stennett

Springfield - Cr Prue Cutts

Population data

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

  • 2016 167,971
  • 2021 178,069 
  • 2026 185,373 
  • 2031 193,589 


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.

  2017-18 2016-17 2015-16 2014-15 2013-14 2012-13 2011-12 2010-11 2009-10
Recurrent Expenditure ($) 161.304m 155.065m 151.143m 149.097m 141.999m 136.334m 132.964m 127.324m 118.395m
Recurrent Revenue ($) 198.844m 194.694m 177.846m 171.186m 156.2m 149.195m 144.768m 131.268m 124.246m
- Rates and Charges 111.652m 107.898m 104.041m 95.568m 89.241m 85.216m 79.996m 73.160m 68.197m
- VGC Grants 4.427m 4.242m 4.196m 4.179m 4.185m 3.962m 3.922m 3.787m 3.583m
Non-Recurrent Government Grants
Recurrent Government Grants

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