Located 40 kilometres north of Melbourne, we are one of Victoria’s fastest growing outer metropolitan municipalities. We offer a mix of rural and urban living with affordable housing and a diversity of lifestyle and housing choices.
With a rapidly growing population, our infrastructure and services are under pressure. We consult, research, inform and lobby the State and Australian governments for funding and planning support to address the liveability challenges to our region - both urban and rural.
Consider a career in local government. Join our team of talented people working in diverse industry sectors in our rapidly growing regional municipality.
Each year Council prepares a number of planning and reporting documents. View our Annual Report, Budget, Council Plan and Community Plan. Councils plans and strategies. Council policies and more.
How you can request access to documents held by Council. How we will process your request, fees, documents that are exempt, and requesting a review.
Mitchell has checks and balances in place to ensure it represents and protects its communities, and that it operates with impartiality, consistency and professionalism. Audits, council election rules, roles of elected councillors.
Mitchell Shire Council’s online community engagement hub offers you the opportunity to share your thoughts and have your views heard.
Our local laws are designed to protect the interests, rights, safety and wellbeing of people in our shire. We have 2 laws — 1 governs how Council works, the other determines our response to threats to public safety, facilities or enjoyment of our shire.
Meet Mitchell Shire Council’s 9 elected Councillors. 3 Councillors represent each of our 3 wards. A Mayor and Deputy Mayor are elected each year in November.
Ordinary council meetings are public and run according to our local law. Community Questions and Hearings Committee meetings hear questions and submissions from the public. Find out how to be heard.
View our media releases, general news and public notices. Sign up for our eNewsletter or make a media enquiry.
We have 9 elected representatives (our Councillors) and 450+ appointed staff. Find out who is in our Executive Leadership Team and how we arrange our service departments.