Yarra Ranges Shire

Shire of Yarra Ranges

Location in Victoria

Location in Victoria

Map of Melbourne with Yarra Ranges Highlighted

Map of Melbourne with Yarra Ranges LGA highlighted.
Population 150,661 (2015 est)[1]
 • Density 60.9988/km2 (157.986/sq mi)
Established 1994
Area 2,469.9 km2 (953.6 sq mi)
Mayor Maria McCarthy
Council seat Lilydale
Region Outer Eastern Melbourne
State electorate(s)
Federal Division(s)
Website Shire of Yarra Ranges
LGAs around Shire of Yarra Ranges:
Nillumbik Murrindindi Mansfield
Maroondah Shire of Yarra Ranges Baw Baw
Knox Casey Cardinia

The Shire of Yarra Ranges is a local government area in Victoria, Australia, located in the outer eastern and northeastern suburbs of Melbourne extending into the Yarra Valley and Dandenong Ranges. It has an area of 2,469.9 square kilometres (953.6 sq mi), and at the 2011 census, it had a population of 144,541.

It was formed in 1994 by the merger of parts of the Shire of Sherbrooke, Shire of Lillydale, Shire of Healesville and Shire of Upper Yarra.


Yarra Ranges is divided into nine wards, each of which elects one councillor for a period of four years.


Current composition

Ward[2]Suburbs[2] PartyCouncillor[3]Elected
Billanook Lilydale, Mt Evelyn, Wandin North   Independent Maria McCarthy 2012
Chandler Kalorama, Macclesfield, Monbulk, Seville, Silvan, Wandin   Independent Jason Callanan 2012
Chirnside Chirnside Park, Mooroolbark   Independent Andrew Witlox 2012
Lyster Belgrave, Belgrave Heights, Belgrave South, Kallista, Lyserfield, Menzies Creek, Narre Warren East, Selby, Sherbrooke, Tecoma, The Patch.   Independent Mike Clarke 2015
Melba Lilydale, Mooroolbark   Independent Terry Avery 2005
O'Shannassy Don Valley, Gladysdale, Hoddles Creek, Launching Place, McMahons Creek, Millgrove, Powelltown, Reefton, Warburton, Wesburn, Woori Yallock, Yarra Junction, Yellingbo   Independent Jim Child 2012
Ryrie Badger Creek, Chum Creek, Coldstream, Dixon's Creek, Gruyere, Healesville, Steels Creek, Tarrawarra, Yarra Glen, Yering   Independent Fiona McAllister 2012
Streeton Ferny Creek, Montrose, Mt Dandenong, Olinda, Sassafras, Tremont, Upper Ferntree Gully, Upwey   Independent Noel Cliff 2003
Walling Kilsyth, Mooroolbark, Montrose   Independent Len Cox 1982[note 1]

Suburbs and towns

Shire Offices, Lilydale
Belgrave, a suburb within the municipality

Suburbs and towns within the boundaries of the Shire include:

Suburbs Hills Townships Rural Localities (North East) Rural Localities (East)

Major thoroughfares

Pre-2010 Council logo
Pre-2010 Council logo

See also


  1. First elected to Shire of Lillydale before council amalgamations in 1994.


  1. "3218.0 – Regional Population Growth, Australia, 2014–15". Australian Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 29 September 2016.
  2. 1 2 "Your councillors". Shire of Yarra Ranges. Retrieved 2016-07-11.
  3. "Results for Yarra Ranges Shire Council Elections 2012". Victorian Electoral Commission. Retrieved 2016-07-11.

Coordinates: 37°44′S 145°41′E / 37.733°S 145.683°E / -37.733; 145.683

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