City of Maroondah

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City of Maroondah
Map of Melbourne showing Maroondah City Council
Population117,498 (2018)[1]
 • Density1,926/km2 (4,990/sq mi)
EstablishedDecember 1994
Area61 km2 (23.6 sq mi)[1]
MayorCr Mike Symon
Council seatCroydon
State electorate(s)
Federal division(s)
WebsiteCity of Maroondah
LGAs around City of Maroondah:
Manningham Manningham Yarra Ranges
Whitehorse City of Maroondah Yarra Ranges
Knox Knox Yarra Ranges

The City of Maroondah is a local government area in Victoria, Australia in the eastern suburbs of Melbourne. Maroondah had a population of 117,498 in June 2018.[1]

The City of Maroondah was created through the amalgamation the former Cities of Ringwood and Croydon in December 1994. The name 'Maroondah' was taken from two Aboriginal words - meaning "throwing" and "leaf" - symbolising the green environment.[2]

Suburbs located in the City include Ringwood, Croydon, Heathmont, Ringwood East, Ringwood North, Warranwood, Croydon North, Croydon South, Croydon Hills, Bayswater North and parts of Kilsyth South, Vermont and Park Orchards.

The Lilydale and Belgrave railway lines run through the City of Maroondah,[3] with stations at Ringwood, Croydon, Ringwood East and Heathmont.[4] The Maroondah City Council is served by many buses ran by Ventura, Transdev, McKenzies and Vline.

Maroondah contracts JJ Richards for their garbage collection and have 3 bins. Blue lidded 240l bin for recycling, a Maroon lidded 240l bin for garden organics and a 120l all green bin for waste/landfill collection.[5]


Maroondah residents have plenty of great schools that also attract students from other councils. These include catholic schools and state schools:



There are two libraries located in the Maroondah region, both managed by Eastern Regional Libraries.

Croydon Library - Civic Square, Mount Dandenong Road, Croydon

Realm - Ringwood Town Square, 179 Maroondah Highway Ringwood (opposite Ringwood Station)

Councillors and wards[edit]

The City of Maroondah has nine wards, each electing a single member:

Ward Party Councillor Notes
Barngeong   Independent Marijke Graham
Bungalook   Labor Tony Dib
Jubilee   Labor Mike Symon, Mayor
McAlpin   Independent Suzanne Stojanovic
Tarralla   Independent Paul Macdonald
Wicklow   Liberal Tasa Damante
Wombolano   Liberal Kylie Spears
Wonga   Liberal The position of Councillor for the Wonga Ward is currently vacant.
Yarrunga   Liberal Rob Steane, 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. ^ "Indigenous history - Maroondah City Council". Maroondah Council. Retrieved 16 August 2021.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  3. ^ "1. Home" (PDF).
  4. ^
  5. ^ "Waste & rubbish".
  6. ^ a b c d Government, Maroondah City (15 August 2015). "Maroondah City". Retrieved 18 October 2020.
  7. ^ "VICNAMES - The Register of Geographic Names". Retrieved 18 October 2020.

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Coordinates: 37°48′32″S 145°13′48″E / 37.809°S 145.23°E / -37.809; 145.23