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About Mitchell Shire

Strategically located just 40km north of Melbourne, Mitchell Shire is one of Victoria’s fastest growing outer metropolitan municipalities.

Mitchell Shire is home to the best that Victoria has to offer:

  • a diverse and beautiful landscape with productive farmland, rolling foothills, mountain ranges, rivers and creeks;
  • friendly, active communities and vibrant towns;
  • easy access to the city and the country;
  • great food and wine;
  • quality education and health care;
  • a mix of urban and rural living with a range of housing choices; and
  • an affordable lifestyle.

More and more people are recognising the benefits of living, investing and doing business in Mitchell Shire. The population of 49,000 is expected to reach 270,000 in the next 25-30 years. Most growth is expected in the southern townships of Beveridge, Kilmore, Kilmore East and Wallan.

Council is embracing the opportunities and responding pro-actively to the challenges of this growth to ensure residents have access to the services and facilities they need, can access local jobs and can enjoy a quality lifestyle of choice.

Population and Demographics

The population and household forecast for Mitchell Shire predicts overall population and household numbers for each settlement or area within Mitchell, as well as future age distribution, household types and more. Access the ID forecast.

Mitchell Shire Council Services

We offer 100+ services to the local community and maintain significant infrastructure and facilities for our community. We also enforce state and local laws and have a number of emergency management planning, response, relief and recovery responsibilities in partnership with other levels of government.

This page was last updated on 12 August 2019.