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Your Council

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 45,000 is expected to reach 250,000 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.

Our communities

At 2864 square kilometres, we are a large municipality with many larger and smaller townships and communities. These include Beveridge, Broadford, Bylands, Clonbinane, Forbes, Glenaroua, Glenhope, Glenhope East, Heathcote Junction, Heathcote South, High Camp, Hilldene, Hughes Creek, Kilmore, Kilmore East, Mia Mia, Moranding, Northwood, Nulla Vale, Puckapunyal, Pyalong, Reedy Creek, Seymour, Sugarloaf Creek, Sunday Creek, Tallarook, Tooborac, Trawool, Tyaak, Upper Plenty, Wallan, Wallan East, Wandong, Waterford Park, Whiteheads Creek and Willowmavin. We also cover parts of Avenel, Donnybrook, Flowerdale, Highlands, Mangalore, Strath Creek and Tarcombe.

Mitchell Shire Council's Mission and Vision

Our vision

Together with our community, creating a sustainable future.

Our mission

Working with our communities to build a great quality of life.

Mitchell Shire Council:

  • Is committed to providing good governance and compassionate leadership;

  • Is committed to supporting our diverse community;

  • Values community involvement and vigour, and diversity of opinion;

  • Recognises the commitment of our staff;

  • Protects and enhances our natural environment;

  • Plans for and promotes our future; and

  • Promotes economic development within our municipality.

Our values

Working together

  • Teams work together to get the job done. 

  • Leaders guide and inpsire. 


  • People respect and help each other to succeed. 

  • Staff are appreciated and valued. 

  • Success is celebrated. 

Customer service excellence

  • Customers experience exceptional service. 

  • Customers and staff are treated with dignity and respect.

  • We do what we say we're going to do. 


  • Every person is accountable for the success of One starts with me!

  • A strong sense of dedication and pride. 

  • A strong sense of community and belonging. 

Continuous improvement

  • Look for ways to improve the way we work. 

  • Develop staff to be the best that we can be.