Know Your Council – Nillumbik Shire Council

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Nillumbik is renowned as the Green Wedge Shire, located 25 kms north-east of Melbourne. Key centres include Eltham and Diamond Creek, as well as rural townships including Hurstbridge and St Andrews.The Green Wedge covers 91 percent of the total area of the shire and is characterized by steep ridges and gentle sloping hills, enclosing plains and flats. Kinglake National Park, reserves and bushland, together with lifestyle properties, hobby farms, orchards, wineries and broad acre farms all make up this unique landscape.

The people of the shire enjoy a healthy, safe, family-friendly lifestyle within close knit communities. Our townships offer residents and visitors distinctive village-style shopping, access to professional services and public transport and places to meet and socialise. Striking mud-brick buildings and award winning wineries complement the shire’s unique and diverse landscape. Nillumbik is also an arts-rich environment. The creative life of the community is highly-valued and large numbers of artists live and work here in the quiet beauty of our landscape. The shire also has a strong performing arts community.


Arthurs Creek, Bend of Islands, Briar Hill, Christmas Hills, Cottles Bridge, Diamond Creek, Doreen, Eltham, Eltham North, Greensborough, Hurstbridge, Kangaroo Ground, Kinglake, Kinglake Central, Kinglake West, Nutfield, Panton Hill, Plenty, Research, Smiths Gully, St Andrews, Strathewen, Warrandyte North, Watsons Creek, Wattle Glen, Yan Yean and Yarrambat.

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  • Blue Lake - Cr Richard Stockman
  • Bunjil - Cr Karen Egan
  • Edendale - Cr Natalie Duffy
  • Ellis - Cr Peter Perkins
  • Sugarloaf - Cr Ben Ramcharan - Mayor
  • Swipers Gully - Cr Frances Eyre
  • Wingrove - Cr Geoff Paine - Deputy Mayor

Further information

Community satisfaction

Annual report

Annual budget

Australian Bureau of Statistics demographics

Aboriginal community profile

Victorian Local Government Grants Commission