Yarra Ranges Shire Council
Anderson Street, LILYDALE 3140
PO Box 105, LILYDALE 3140
1300 368 333
03 9735 4249
Yarra Ranges offers a mixture of urban and rural communities. Around 70% of the Shire’s population live in the ‘urban’ areas of the Shire that represents approximately 3% of its landmass in the west of the shire. The remaining population is distributed throughout rural areas. There are over 55 suburbs, townships, small communities and rural areas within the Shire, making it one of the most diverse of any municipality in the State.
The municipality is home to significant natural reserves and boasts popular areas such as the Dandenong Ranges and the Upper Yarra Valley.
The main industries include electrical equipment and appliance manufacturing, agriculture, building construction.
Badger Creek, Beenak, Belgrave, Belgrave Heights, Belgrave South, Big Pats Creek, Cambarville, Chirnside Park, Chum Creek, Clematis, Coldstream, Dixons Creek, Don Valley, Emerald, Fernshaw, Ferny Creek, Gilderoy, Gladysdale, Gruyere, Healesville, Hoddles Creek, Kallista, Kalorama, Kilsyth, Launching Place, Lilydale, Lysterfield, Macclesfield, Matlock, McMahons Creek, Menzies Creek, Millgrove, Monbulk, Montrose, Mooroolbark, Mount Dandenong, Mount Evelyn, Mount Toolebewong, Narre Warren East, Olinda, Powelltown, Reefton, Sassafras, Selby, Seville, Seville East, Sherbrooke, Silvan, Steels Creek, Tarrawarra, Tecoma, The Patch, Three Bridges, Toolangi, Toorongo, Tremont, Upper Ferntree Gully, Upwey, Wandin East, Wandin North, Warburton, Warburton East, Wesburn, Woori Yallock, Yarra Glen, Yarra Junction, Yellingbo and Yering.
For a detailed map showing shire boundaries and locality names, visit VICNAMES.
Area & PopulationPopulation Projections - Estimated Resident Population (ERP)
|2,470 sq km
Source: Victoria in Future 2012 - Population and Household Projections 2011–2031 for Victoria and its Regions, Department of Planning and Community Development, April 2012.
Yarra Ranges Shire Council is a subdivided municipality consisting of 9 wards and 9 councillors.
Councillors are elected through preferential voting.
Since 2008, all Victorian councillors serve a four year term. The next general election is in October 2016.
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9 Councillors elected in October 2012.
Billanook - Cr Maria McCarthy
Chandler - Cr Jason Callanan
Chirnside - Cr Andy Witlox
Lyster - Cr Samantha Dunn
Melba - Cr Terry Avery
O'Shannassy - Cr Jim Child (Mayor 2012-13)
Ryrie - Cr Fiona McAllister
Streeton - Cr Noel Cliff
Walling - Cr Len Cox
Chief Executive Officer
Mr Glenn Patterson
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