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Metropolitan councils

Metropolitan councils

31 municipalities cover Melbourne's metropolitan area. The largest of those in terms of land coverage is the Yarra Ranges Shire, while the City of Casey is home to the most people.

Map of Municipalities within Greater Melbourne

Map above is not clickable. See numbered list of municipalities below.

City of Banyule
1. City of Banyule
Population - 118,000
Size - 63 km²
Headquarters - Ivanhoe
City of Bayside
2. City of Bayside
Population - 92,000
Size - 37 km²
Headquarters - Sandringham
City of Boroondara
3. City of Boroondara
Population - 159,000
Size - 60 km²
Headquarters - Camberwell
City of Brimbank
4. City of Brimbank
Population - 183,000
Size - 123 km²
Headquarters - Sunshine
Cardinia Shire
5. Cardinia Shire
Population - 74,000
Size - 1,280 km²
Headquarters - Officer
City of Casey
6. City of Casey
Population - 252,000
Size - 400 km²
Headquarters - Narre Warren
City of Greater Dandenong
7. City of Greater Dandenong
Population - 136,000
Size - 130 km²
Headquarters - Dandenong
City of Darebin
8. City of Darebin
Population - 136,000
Size - 53 km²
Headquarters - Preston
City of Frankston
9. City of Frankston
Population - 126,000
Size - 131 km²
Headquarters - Frankston
City of Glen Eira
10. City of Glen Eira
Population - 131,000
Size - 39 km²
Headquarters - Caulfield South
City of Hobsons Bay
11. City of Hobsons Bay
Population - 84,000
Size - 66 km²
Headquarters - Altona
City of Hume
12. City of Hume
Population - 168,000
Size - 504 km²
Headquarters - Broadmeadows
City of Kingston
13. City of Kingston
Population - 142,000
Size - 91 km²
Headquarters - Cheltenham
City of Knox
14. City of Knox
Population - 149,000
Size - 114 km²
Headquarters - Wantirna South
City of Manningham
15. City of Manningham
Population - 111,000
Size - 113 km²
Headquarters - Doncaster
City of Maribyrnong
16. City of Maribyrnong
Population - 72,000
Size - 31 km²
Headquarters - Footscray
City of Maroondah
17. City of Maroondah
Population - 104,000
Size - 61 km²
Headquarters - Ringwood
City of Melbourne
18. City of Melbourne
Population - 94,000
Size - 38 km²
Headquarters - Melbourne CBD
City of Melton
19. City of Melton
Population - 109,000
Size - 527 km²
Headquarters - Melton
City of Monash
20. City of Monash
Population - 169,000
Size - 82 km²
Headquarters - Glen Waverley
City of Moonee Valley
21. City of Moonee Valley
Population - 107,000
Size - 44 km²
Headquarters - Moonee Ponds
City of Moreland
22. City of Moreland
Population - 147,000
Size - 51 km²
Headquarters - Coburg
Mornington Peninsula Shire
23. Mornington Peninsula Shire
Population - 145,000
Size - 723 km²
Headquarters - Rosebud
Nillumbik Shire
24. Nillumbik Shire
Population - 60,000
Size - 432 km²
Headquarters - Greensborough
City of Port Phillip
25. City of Port Phillip
Population - 91,000
Size - 21 km²
Headquarters - St Kilda
City of Stonnington
26. City of Stonnington
Population - 93,000
Size - 26 km²
Headquarters - Malvern
City of Whitehorse
27. City of Whitehorse
Population - 151,000
Size - 64 km²
Headquarters - Nunawading
City of Whittlesea
28. City of Whittlesea
Population - 155,000
Size - 490 km²
Headquarters - South Morang
City of Wyndham
29. City of Wyndham
Population - 162,000
Size - 542 km²
Headquarters - Werribee
City of Yarra
30. City of Yarra
Population - 74,000
Size - 20 km²
Headquarters - Richmond
Yarra Ranges Shire
31. Yarra Ranges Shire
Population - 145,000
Size - 2,470 km²
Headquarters - Lilydale
   
  • Population data is taken from the 2011 ABS Census and rounded to the nearest thousand
  • Some councils also extend outside of Melbourne's metropolitan area
  • Some councils have multiple offices and customer service centres located within the municipality