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Yarra is located in the inner east of Melbourne and features a mixture of residential, industrial and commercial activity.

The City of Yarra's major features include St Vincent's Hospital, Victoria Park Football Ground and Yarra Bend Park. The city has witnessed a largely working-class population become gentrified since the 1980s with an influx of tertiary students and working professionals.

The main industries include beverage and malt manufacturing, clothing manufacturing, machinery and equipment wholesaling.

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


Abbotsford, Alphington, Burnley, Carlton North, Clifton Hill, Collingwood, Cremorne, Fairfield, Fitzroy, Fitzroy North, Princes Hill and Richmond.

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

Community Satisfaction

Yarra City Council Customer Satisfaction Survey Results 

Annual Report

Yarra City Council Annual Report 2017/2018


Yarra 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.
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9 Councillors elected in October 2016.

Langridge - Cr Stephen Jolly

Langridge - Cr Amanda Stone 

Langridge - Cr Danae Bosler 

Melba - Cr Mi-lin Chen Yi Mei - Deputy Mayor

Melba - Cr Daniel Nguyen

Melba - Cr James Searle

Nicholls - Cr Misha Coleman - Mayor

Nicholls - Cr Jackie Fristacky

Nicholls - Cr Brigid O'Brien

Population data

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

  • 2016 92,610 
  • 2021 103,830 
  • 2026 113,705 
  • 2031 122,022 


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 ($) 170.582m 163.172m 160.901m 154.527m 144.653m 137.434m 140.289m 119.765m 115.555m
Recurrent Revenue ($) 191.451m 180.679m 170.910m 164.462m 157.326m 144.663m 136.869m 130.609m 121.364m
- Rates and Charges 105.008m 101.132m 97.912m 91.462m 84.934m 79.698m 75.268m 71.668m 68.832m
- VGC Grants 2.265m 2.162m 2.150m 2.110m 2.072m 1.996m 1.966m 1.880m 1.770m
Non-Recurrent Government Grants
Recurrent Government Grants

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