City of Monash

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City of Monash
Location of Monash within the Melbourne metropolitan area.
Population200,077 (2018)[1] (29th)
 • Density2,454.9/km2 (6,358/sq mi)
Area81.5 km2 (31.5 sq mi)[1]
MayorStuart James
Council seatGlen 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 81.5 square kilometres and a population of 200,077 people in 2016.[1] On 11 November 2019, Cr Stuart James was elected Mayor of Monash.[2]


Monash has a diverse population, with 45% 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]

Selected historical census data for City of Monash Council local government area
Census Year 2006 2011[8] 2016[9]
Population Estimated residents on census night 169,280 182,618
% of Victoria population 3.08%
% of Australian population 0.8%
Cultural and language diversity
Ancestry, top responses Chinese 19.6%
English 14.7%
Australian 12.7%
Greek 5.7%
Indian 5.5%
Language, top responses (other than English) Mandarin 14.7%
Greek 5.7%
Cantonese 4.8%
Sinhalese 2.5%
Italian 2.1%
Religious affiliation
Religious affiliation, top responses No religion, so described 31.4%
Catholic 18.9%
Not stated 8.2%
Eastern Orthodox 7.3%
Buddhism 6.8%
Median weekly incomes
Personal income Median weekly personal income A$569
% of Australian median income 85.95%
Family income Median weekly family income A$1,809
% of Australian median income 104.33%
Household income Median weekly household income A$1,512
% of Australian median income 105.15%


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 state 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.



Monash Council Wards.svg


Ward Party Councillor[2] Elected
Glen Waverley   Labor[10] Geoff Lake 2000
Sustainable Australia[11] Lynnette Saloumi 2016
Mt Waverley   Labor Brian Little (Deputy Mayor 2018-19) 2003
  Liberal MT Pang Tsoi (Deputy Mayor 2019-20) 2016
Rebecca Paterson (Mayor 2016-17) 2013
Mulgrave   Liberal[12] Robert Davies 2012
  Labor[13] Paul Klisaris (Mayor 2017-18) 2000
Shane McCluskey (Mayor 2018-19) 2016
Oakleigh   Stuart James (Mayor 2019-20) 2016
  Greens[14] Josh Fergeus 2016
  Liberal[15] Theo Zographos 2012

Council election results[edit]

Single-member wards, 2000-2005[edit]

Ward 2000-2003 2003-2005
Central Matthew Evans Ross Smith
Damper Tom Morrissey Joy Banerji
Huntingdale Felicity Smith Steve Dimopoulos (Mayor 2004-2005)
Jell Peter Holdsworth Peter McCall
Napier Geoff Lake Geoff Lake
University Peter Vlahos Brian Little
Warrigal Paul Klisaris Vicki Bouziotis
Wellington Kathy Magee Jeanne Solity

Multi-member wards, 2005-2016[edit]

Ward 2005-2008[16] 2008-2012[17] 2012-2016[18]
Glen Waverley Geoff Lake Geoff Lake Geoff Lake (Mayor 2013)
Dane Manzie Greg Male (Mayor 2010) Katrina Nolan
Mount Waverley Joy Banerji Joy Banerji Brian Little
Tom Morrissey Tom Morrissey Tom Morrissey Rebecca Paterson (2013 countback)[19]
Ryan Brown Jieh-Yung Lo Jieh-Yung Lo (Deputy Mayor 2012-2013)
Mulgrave Paul Klisaris (Mayor) Paul Klisaris (Mayor 2008) Paul Klisaris John Sharkey (2016 countback)[20]
Charlotte Baines Charlotte Baines (Mayor 2009) Robert Davies
Craig Shiell Micaela Drieberg Micaela Drieberg (Mayor 2012)
Oakleigh Steve Dimopoulos Steve Dimopoulos Steve Dimopoulos

(Deputy Mayor 2013)

Stefanie Perri

(2014 countback)[21]

Nga Hosking

(2016 countback)[22]

Denise McGill Denise McGill Bill Pontikis
Gerry Kottek Stefanie Perri (Mayor 2012) Theo Zographos



There are 27 primary and 9 secondary state-based schools in the city of Monash.[23]


Monash Gallery of Art[edit]

The premier cultural facility of the City of Monash is the Monash Gallery of Art, located at 860 Ferntree Gully Road, Wheelers Hill. MGA is the Australian home of photography and a leading public gallery. MGA collects, preserves, presents and interprets Australian Photography, providing cultural enrichment to its audiences through innovative engagement, exhibition and education programs. MGA's collection features over 2,500 photographs reflecting the history and development of Australian photographic practice from the 19th century to today. The collection is diverse and includes many iconic images and the work of photographers recognised as nationally significant.[24]

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.


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  2. ^ a b "Councillors - City of Monash". Retrieved 11 November 2019.
  3. ^ a b "Community profile - City of Monash -".
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  5. ^ "Community profile - City of Monash -".
  6. ^ "4130.0.55.001 - Housing Occupancy and Costs, Australia, 2005-06".
  7. ^ "Community profile - City of Monash -".
  8. ^ "2011 Census QuickStats: Monash (C)". Retrieved 18 March 2018.
  9. ^ "2016 Census QuickStats: Monash (C)". Retrieved 17 March 2018.
  10. ^ "Dumped Labor candidate Geoff Lake". ABC News. Retrieved 25 April 2015.
  11. ^ "Eastern Metropolitan". Sustainable Australia. Retrieved 12 February 2019.
  12. ^ "Councillor Robert Davies - City of Monash". Archived from the original on 24 April 2013. Retrieved 25 April 2015.
  13. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 20 May 2017. Retrieved 21 May 2017.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  14. ^
  15. ^ "Theo Zographos for Oakleigh". Facebook. Retrieved 25 April 2015.
  16. ^ "Monash City Council election results 2005 - Victorian Electoral Commission". Retrieved 12 August 2016.
  17. ^ "Monash City Council election results 2008 - Victorian Electoral Commission". Retrieved 12 August 2016.
  18. ^ "Monash City Council election results 2012 - Victorian Electoral Commission". Retrieved 12 August 2016.
  19. ^ "Results for 2013 Monash City Council countback, Mount Waverley Ward - Victorian Electoral Commission". Retrieved 12 August 2016.
  20. ^ "Results for 2016 Monash City Council countback, Mulgrave Ward - Victorian Electoral Commission". Retrieved 12 August 2016.
  21. ^ "Results for 2014 Monash City Council countback, Oakleigh Ward - Victorian Electoral Commission". Retrieved 12 August 2016.
  22. ^ "Results for 2016 Monash City Council countback, Oakleigh Ward - Victorian Electoral Commission". Retrieved 12 August 2016.
  23. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 6 December 2008. Retrieved 28 November 2008.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  24. ^ "About our collection". Retrieved 15 September 2017.

External links[edit]

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