City of Hume

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City of Hume
Location within Melbourne metropolitan area
Population243,901 (2021)[1] (22nd)
 • Density483.9/km2 (1,253.4/sq mi)
Area504 km2 (194.6 sq mi)[1]
MayorCarly Moore
Council seatBroadmeadows
RegionMetropolitan Melbourne
State electorate(s)
Federal division(s)
WebsiteCity of Hume
LGAs around City of Hume:
Macedon Ranges Macedon Ranges Mitchell
Melton City of Hume Whittlesea
Melton Brimbank Moreland

The City of Hume is a local government area located within the metropolitan area of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.[2] It includes the outer north-western suburbs and a number of rural localities between 13 and 40 kilometres from the Melbourne city centre.

It has an area of 504 square kilometres, and in June 2018 it had a population of 224,394.[1] The City was formed on 15 December 1994 after the amalgamation of most of the City of Broadmeadows, the Shire of Bulla and parts of the City of Keilor and City of Whittlesea.

The City is unique in Australia in that it was the first local government to introduce a Bill of Rights for its denizens in 2004, following the establishment of a Social Justice Charter in 2001.[3] This Bill of Rights predates the State Government's Charter of Rights and Responsibilities by three years, and is more sweeping in that it explicitly includes economic, social, and cultural rights.[citation needed]

Hume Eagles play rugby league in NRL Victoria.

Suburbs and Towns[edit]


Current composition and election method[edit]

Since 2012, Hume has been divided into three wards – Aitken, Jacksons Creek and Meadow Valley — each of which elect a total of 11 Councillors:

  • Aitken Ward (4 Councillors)
  • Jacksons Creek Ward (3 Councillors)
  • Meadow Valley Ward (4 Councillors)

Council elections are counted using single transferable vote. Voting is compulsory for residents who are on the voters' roll for local council elections, but voters aged 70 years or over are not obliged to vote at local council elections. The Mayor is a serving councillor, chosen annually by councillors. The most recent council election was held in October 2020.[4] The next election will take place in October 2024.


Ward Councillor[5] Notes
Aitken Carly Moore Mayor
Jodi Jackson
Joseph Haweil
Jim Overend
Jacksons Creek Jack Medcraft
Jarrod Bell
Trevor Dance
Meadow Valley Chris Hollow
Karen Sherry
Naim Kurt
Sam Misho Deputy Mayor

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c "3218.0 – Regional Population Growth, Australia, 2017-18: Population Estimates by Local Government Area (ASGS 2018), 2017 to 2018". Australian Bureau of Statistics. Australian Bureau of Statistics. 27 March 2019. Retrieved 25 October 2019. Estimated resident population, 30 June 2018.
  2. ^ "Hume". 16 October 2020. Retrieved 9 November 2021.
  3. ^ editors: Gelber, Katharine and Stone, Adrienne (2007). Hate Speech and Freedom of Speech in Australia. pp. 10–11. ISBN 9781862876538. {{cite book}}: |last= has generic name (help)CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (link)
  4. ^ "Hume City Council Election Results 2020". Victorian Electoral Commission. October 2012. Retrieved 31 October 2020.
  5. ^ "Hume City Council - Your Councillors". Retrieved 23 March 2020.

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Coordinates: 37°41′S 144°55′E / 37.683°S 144.917°E / -37.683; 144.917