City of Moonee Valley

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City of Moonee Valley
Location within Melbourne metropolitan area
Population116,671 (2016 census)[1]
 • Density2,652/km2 (6,870/sq mi)
EstablishedDecember 1994
Area44 km2 (17.0 sq mi)
MayorCr Samantha Byrne
Council seatMoonee Ponds
RegionMetropolitan Melbourne
State electorate(s)
Federal Division(s)
Moonee Valley City logo.jpg
WebsiteCity of Moonee Valley
LGAs around City of Moonee Valley:
Brimbank Moreland Moreland
Brimbank City of Moonee Valley Moreland
Brimbank Maribyrnong Melbourne

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 at the 2016 Census, the City had a population of 116,671.


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]



Current composition[edit]

Councillors are elected from three multi-member wards, each electing three members, for a total of nine councillors. The current council was elected in October 2016, as its composition is:

Ward Councillor Notes
Buckley Narelle Sharpe
Rebecca Gauci Maurici
Richard Lawrence
Myrnong Ward Cam Nation
Jim Cusack
Nicole Marshall
Rosehill Ward Andrea Surace
John Sipek Deputy Mayor
Samantha Byrne Mayor


The current Mayor is Samantha Byrne and the Deputy Mayor is John Sipek. They were elected by council in October 2019 and will serve the 2019/2020 year.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Moonee Valley (C)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 15 November 2017. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ "Moonee Valley City Council - Moonee Valley Logo". Retrieved 16 June 2010.[dead link]
  3. ^ "Economy Profile". Economy Profile.

External links[edit]

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