City of Monash

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City of Monash
Location of Monash within the Melbourne metropolitan area.
Population 176,069 (2009)[1]
 • Density 2,160.4/km2 (5,595/sq mi)
Established 1994
Area 81.5 km2 (31.5 sq mi)
Mayor Paul Klisaris
Council seat Glen Waverley
State electorate(s)
Federal Division(s)
Monash city logo.svg
Website [[1] City of Monash]
LGAs around City of Monash:
Boroondara Whitehorse Maroondah
Stonnington City of Monash Knox
Glen Eira Kingston Dandenong

The City of Monash is a local government area in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia in the south-eastern suburbs of Melbourne with an area of 81.0 square kilometres and an estimated population of 176,069 people. From November 2014, the mayor of the City of Monash is Cr Paul Klisaris.[2]


Monash has a diverse population, with 39.8% of its residents born overseas (compared to 29.0% across Melbourne),[3] coming from more than 30 countries,[4] with significant Chinese, UK, Greek, Indian, Malaysian and Sri Lankan populations.[3] 42.4% of residents own their own home outright, compared to 33.1% in Melbourne,[5] and 37.3% across Australia.[6] The city is well educated, with 25.1% having a bachelor or higher degree (compared to 19.6% across Melbourne.[7]


The City of Monash was once hunting grounds for the Bunurong people. The City of Monash, named after World War I commander Sir John Monash and the local Monash University (established 1958), was created on 15 December 1994 when the Kennett Liberal government amalgamated local councils all over Victoria, merging a substantial portion of the former City of Oakleigh with the whole of the former City of Waverley.




Ward Party Councillor[2] Elected
Glen Waverley   Labor[8] Geoff Lake 2000
Katrina Nolan 2012
Mt Waverley Brian Little 2003
  Labor[9] Jieh-Yung Lo 2008
Rebecca Paterson 2013
Mulgrave   Liberal[10] Robert Davies 2012
Micaela Drieberg 2008
  Labor[11] Paul Klisaris 2000
Oakleigh   Labor[12] Stefanie Perri 2008
Bill Pontikis 2012
  Liberal[13] Theo Zographos


  • Joy Banerji
  • Paul Klisaris (Mayor)
  • Charlotte Baines
  • Ryan Brown
  • Stephen Dimopoulos
  • Gerry Kottek
  • Geoff Lake
  • Denise McGill
  • Dane Manzie
  • Tom Morrissey
  • Craig Shiell


  • Charlotte Baines (Mayor 2009)
  • Joy Banerji
  • Stephen Dimopoulos
  • Micaela Drieberg
  • Paul Klisaris (Mayor 2008)
  • Geoff Lake
  • Jieh-Yung Lo
  • Greg Male (Mayor 2010)
  • Denise McGill
  • Tom Morrissey
  • Stefanie Perri (Mayor 2011)


  • Robert Davies
  • Stephen Dimopoulos (Deputy Mayor 2013)
  • Micaela Drieberg (Mayor 2012)
  • Paul Klisaris
  • Geoff Lake (Mayor 2013)
  • Brian Little
  • Jieh-Yung Lo (Deputy Mayor 2012)
  • Katrina Nolan
  • Bill Pontikis
  • Theo Zographos
  • Tom Morrissey (died May 2013)
  • Rebecca Paterson (elected June 2013)



There are 27 primary and 9 secondary state-based schools in the city of Monash.[14]


Cultural amentities[edit]

  • The city operates the Monash Gallery of Art, located at 860 Ferntree Gully, Wheelers Hill. The gallery's photography collections feature over 2000 works illustrating the development and evolution of the photographic medium in Australia. There are about 20 exhibitions a year in such media as photography, fine art, craft and design.

Public Libraries[edit]

  • Monash Public Library Service provides library service through six branch libraries: Clayton, Glen Waverley, Mount Waverley, Mulgrave, Oakleigh and Wheelers Hill, as well as a Home Library Service.


External links[edit]

Coordinates: 37°53′S 145°10′E / 37.883°S 145.167°E / -37.883; 145.167