City of Moonee Valley

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City of Moonee Valley
Location within Melbourne metropolitan area
Population127,883 (2018)[1]
 • Density2,970/km2 (7,700/sq mi)
EstablishedDecember 1994
Area43 km2 (16.6 sq mi)[1]
MayorCr Samantha Byrne
Council seatMoonee Ponds
RegionMetropolitan Melbourne
State electorate(s)
Federal division(s)
Moonee Valley City logo.jpg
WebsiteCity of Moonee Valley
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The City of Moonee Valley is a local government area located within the metropolitan area of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. It comprises the north-western suburbs between 3 and 13 kilometres from the Melbourne city centre, and in June 2018, the city had a population of 127,883.[1]


The original logo

Moonee Valley was formed in December 1994 after the merger of the City of Essendon and eastern parts of the City of Keilor.

The original council logo from 1994 was replaced in February 2010.[2]

Exchange prefixes in the city are 937x, 837x, 933x or 833x (the latter left over from the old City of Keilor).


The Moonee Valley is a culturally diverse region with a substantial residential population and various commercial set-ups and industries. It comprises the Moonee Valley Racecourse, Essendon Airport and has several shopping precincts, restaurants, parks and offices. It is well connected and easily accessible through trams and the Craigieburn train line. It is also a thriving business centre, with close to 10,000 businesses operating in the region.[3]




The City of Moonee Valley has three wards: Buckley, Myrnong and Rose Hill.[4]

Buckley Ward comprises Essendon Fields, Essendon North, Strathmore, Aberfeldie, most of Essendon and Strathmore Heights, and parts of Moonee Ponds and Essendon West.[4]

Myrnong Ward comprises Ascot Vale, Flemington, Travancore, most of Moonee Ponds and part of Essendon.[4]

Rose Hill Ward comprises Avondale Heights, Keilor East, Airport West, Niddrie, most of Essendon West and part of Strathmore Heights.[4]

Current composition[edit]

Councillors are elected from the three multi-member wards, each electing three members, for a total of nine councillors. The current council was elected in October 2020, as its composition is:

Ward Party Councillor Notes
Buckley   Independent Ava Adams
  Independent Cam Nation Previous Membership: Liberal Party of Australia
  Independent Narelle Sharpe
Myrnong Ward   Independent Jacob Bettio Deputy Mayor
  Labor Katrina Hodgson Australian Labor Party, since Nov 2010
  Independent Rose Iser Previous Memberships:

Australian Labor Party, Sep 2014 – May 2015

Australian Greens, Apr 2006 – May 2013

Rose Hill Ward   Independent Samantha Byrne Mayor
  Independent John Sipek Previous Membership: Australian Labor Party, 2005-2016
  Labor Pierce Tyson Australian Labor Party, since Jul 2013


The current Mayor is Samantha Byrne and the Deputy Mayor is Jacob Bettio. They were elected by council in November 2021 and will serve the 2021/2022 year.

Learn more about Moonee Valley[edit]

You can learn more about our community by checking out our

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. ^ "Moonee Valley City Council - Moonee Valley Logo". Retrieved 16 June 2010.[dead link]
  3. ^ "Economy Profile". Economy Profile.
  4. ^ a b c d "Moonee Valley City Council profile". Victorian Electoral Commission. Retrieved 14 June 2020.

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 37°46′S 144°55′E / 37.767°S 144.917°E / -37.767; 144.917