Shire of Mornington Peninsula

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Mornington Peninsula Shire
Population165,822 (2018)[1] (40th)
 • Density229.04/km2 (593.2/sq mi)
Area724 km2 (279.5 sq mi)[1]
MayorCr Sam Hearn [1]
Council seatRosebud
RegionSoutheast Metropolitan Melbourne
State electorate(s)Mornington, Nepean, Hastings
Federal Division(s)Dunkley, Flinders
WebsiteMornington Peninsula Shire
LGAs around Mornington Peninsula Shire:
Port Phillip Frankston Casey
Port Phillip Mornington Peninsula Shire Western Port
Bass Strait Bass Strait Bass Strait
Sign marking entrance to the Shire, near Baxter.

The Shire of Mornington Peninsula is a local government area in southeastern Metropolitan Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. It is located to the south of the Melbourne City Centre. It has an area of 724 square kilometres and in June 2018 it had a population of 165,822.[1]

The Mornington Peninsula Shire came into existence on 15 December 1994 when the state government amalgamated the previous Shires of Flinders, Hastings and Mornington.[2]


The Mornington Peninsula Shire is split into six wards and eleven Councillors. The six wards are Briars, Cerberus, Nepean, Red Hill, Seawinds and Watson.[3] The current council, as of November 2018, is:[4]

Ward Party Councillor Notes
Briars   Independent Cr Sam Hearn Mayor
  Independent Cr Bev Colomb
  Independent Cr Rosie Clark
Cerberus   Independent Cr Kate Roper Deputy Mayor
Nepean   Independent Cr Hugh Fraser
  Liberal Party of Australia Cr Bryan Payne[5]
Red Hill   Independent Cr David Gill
Seawinds   Independent Cr Antonella Celi
  Independent Cr Simon Brooks
  Independent Cr Frank Martin
Watson   Independent Cr Julie Morris

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  1. ^ a b c "3218.0 – Regional Population Growth, Australia, 2017–18: Population Estimates by Local Government Area (ASGS 2018),Mornigton Peninsula Shire has three offices through out Frankston and Mornington 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. ^ "Hastings". Victorian Places. Retrieved 9 August 2020.
  3. ^ "Our Wards". Mornington Peninsula Shire. Retrieved 9 August 2020.
  4. ^ "Our Councillors - Mornington Peninsula Shire".
  5. ^ "Tracking Victorian Crs who are members of a political party". The Mayne Report. Retrieved 23 June 2020.

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Coordinates: 38°26′S 145°00′E / 38.433°S 145.000°E / -38.433; 145.000