City of Brimbank

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City of Brimbank
Map of Melbourne showing City of Brimbank
Population 194,319 (2016)[1] (25th)
 • Density 1,576.0/km2 (4,081.8/sq mi)
Established 1994
Area 123.3 km2 (47.6 sq mi)
Mayor Margaret Giudice
Council seat Sunshine
Region West Metropolitan Melbourne
State electorate(s)
Federal Division(s)
City of Brimbank logo.svg
Website City of Brimbank
LGAs around City of Brimbank:
Hume Hume Hume
Melton City of Brimbank Maribyrnong, Moonee Valley
Wyndham Wyndham Hobsons Bay

The City of Brimbank is a local government area located within the metropolitan area of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. It comprises the western suburbs between 10 and 20 km west and northwest from the Melbourne city centre.

The City has an area of 123 km² and at the 2016 Census, Brimbank had a population of 194,319.


The Wurundjeri people have been the custodians of the land in the Port Phillip Bay region, including the current City of Brimbank, for over 40,000 years before European settlement. Brimbank lies within the area occupied by the Kurung-Jang-Balluk and Marin-Balluk clans of the Wurundjeri people (also known as the Woiwurung language group) who form part of the larger Kulin Nation. Other groups who occupied land in the area include the Yalukit-Willam and Marpeang-Bulluk clans.

Brimbank was founded on 15 December 1994 during the amalgamations of local councils by the Kennett Liberal government. It was formed after the merger of the former Cities of Keilor and Sunshine. It was named after Brimbank Park in Keilor, which itself was named for the practice of local farmers driving livestock "around the brim of the bank" of the Maribyrnong River.[2]

Wards and councillors[edit]

The Local Government Act to dismiss Council was passed by the Victorian Parliament on 12 November 2009. As a result, the Minister for Local Government, Richard Wynne, appointed three administrators – Mr Peter Lewinsky, Ms Joanne Anderson and Ms Meredith Sussex AM – for a three-year period.[3] In 2012, the State government decided to extend the period of administration. The three administrators appointed were Mr Peter Lewinsky, Ms Jane Nathan and Mr John Watson (Chair of Administrators).[4] In March 2014 Mr John Tanner replaced Mr Peter Lewinsky.[5] In October 2016, the residents of the municipality had elected 11 new councillors.

For electing councillors Brimbank is divided into the following wards:

Ward Councillor Notes
Grasslands   Victoria Borg[6]
  Lucinda Congreve[6]
  Duyen Anh Pham[6]
Harvester   Sam David[6] [7]
  John Hedditch[6]
  Kim Thien Truong[6]
Horseshoe Bend   Daniel Allan[6]
  Virginia Tachos[6]
Taylors   Margaret Giudice[6] [8]
  Bruce Lancashire[6] [9]
  Georgina Papafotiou[6]


  • Cr Margaret Giudice (2017)
  • Cr John Hedditch (2016)
  • Cr Troy Atanasovski (2009)
  • Cr Sam David (2008)
  • Cr Margaret Giudice (2007)
  • Cr Natalie Suleyman (2006)
  • Cr Natalie Suleyman (2005)
  • Cr Sam David (2004)


Selected historical census data for City of Brimbank local government area
Census year 2001[10] 2006[11] 2011[12] 2016[1]
Population Estimated residents on census night 162,931 168,215 182,735 194,319
LGA rank in terms of size within Victoria 3rd Steady 3rd Decrease 6th
% of Victoria population 3.53% Decrease 3.41% Steady 3.41% Decrease 3.28%
% of Australian population 0.87% Decrease 0.85% Steady 0.85% Decrease 0.83%
Cultural and language diversity
top responses
Vietnamese 11.0% Increase 13.3%
English 10.2% Decrease 9.7%
Australian 11.1% Decrease 10.3%
Italian 6.1% Decrease 5.4%
Maltese 5.8%
Chinese 5.4%
top responses
(other than English)
Vietnamese 10.4% Increase 12.6% Increase 14.2% Increase 16.2%
Maltese 5.2% Decrease 4.0% Decrease 3.3% Decrease 2.7%
Italian 4.6% Decrease 3.8% Decrease 3.2% Decrease 2.5%
Greek 4.2% Decrease 3.7% Decrease 3.2% Decrease 2.7%
Macedonian 4.1% Decrease 3.5% Decrease 2.9%
Punjabi 2.9%
Religious affiliation
Religious affiliation,
top responses
Catholic 42.9% Decrease 40.1% Decrease 36.1% Decrease 31.3%
Orthodox 11.6% Decrease 10.5% Decrease 9.2% Decrease 6.4%
Buddhism 9.1% Increase 10.8% Increase 11.8% Decrease 10.8%
No religion 7.9% Increase 9.3% Increase 11.0% Increase 16.8%
Anglican 5.9% Decrease 5.3%
Islam 5.6%
Median weekly incomes
Personal income Median weekly personal income A$358 A$429 A$487
% of Australian median income 76.8% 74.4% 73.6%
Family income Median weekly family income A$1029 A$1195 A$1358
% of Australian median income 87.8% 80.7% 78.3%
Household income Median weekly household income A$921 A$1106 A$1263
% of Australian median income 98.2% 89.6% 87.8%
Dwelling structure
Dwelling type Separate house 88.7% Decrease 82.4% Decrease 76.9% Decrease 73.2%
Semi-detached, terrace or townhouse 4.0% Increase 10.3% Decrease 5.0% Increase 13.1%
Flat or apartment 6.3% Increase 7.0% Increase 7.5% Decrease 4.5%



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Coordinates: 37°45′S 144°48′E / 37.750°S 144.800°E / -37.750; 144.800