Welcome to Mitchell Shire
Find information for tourists, residents and businesses in our Shire

Our Region

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.

Visiting Mitchell Shire

Mitchell Shire forms part of the Goulburn River Valley Region and is located in the heart of Victoria. We're famous for our scenic beauty; characterised by rolling hills, lush forests, majestic rivers and lakes, rural plains and the mighty Goulburn River - the lifeblood of the region - making us a popular lifestyle and holiday destination.

Our region is home to award winning wineries and our fertile soil grows some of the best produce in the world.

We offer everything from historic pubs and picturesque vineyard settings to restaurants and romantic hideaways. Events, festivals, arts, culture, history and heritage - we have it all in the Goulburn River Valley Region.

Visit, Discover, Explore

Things to see and do in Mitchell Shire.

Taking Care of Business

Essential information for local business operators.

Events Calendar

Listing of what's on.