City of Hume

The City of Hume is a local government area partially within the metropolitan area of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. It includes the outer north-western suburbs and a number of rural localities between 13 and 40 kilometres from the Melbourne city centre.

City of Hume
Location within Melbourne metropolitan area
Population197,376 (2016)[1] (22nd)
 • Density391.6/km2 (1,014.3/sq mi)
Area504 km2 (194.6 sq mi)
MayorCarly Moore
RegionMetropolitan Melbourne
State electorate(s)
Federal Division(s)
WebsiteCity of Hume
LGAs around City of Hume:
Macedon Ranges Macedon Ranges Mitchell
Melton City of Hume Whittlesea
Melton Brimbank Moreland

It has an area of 504 square kilometres, and at the 2016 Census it had a population of 197,376. The City was formed on 15 December 1994 after the amalgamation of most of the City of Broadmeadows, the Shire of Bulla and parts of the City of Keilor and City of Whittlesea.

The City is unique in Australia in that it was the first local government to introduce a Bill of Rights for its denizens in 2004, following the establishment of a Social Justice Charter in 2001.[2] This Bill of Rights predates the State Government's Charter of Rights and Responsibilities by three years, and is more sweeping in that it explicitly includes economic, social, and cultural rights.

Suburbs and Towns



Aitken Carly Moore Mayor
Drew Jessop
Joseph Haweil
Jodi Jackson
Jacksons Creek Jack Medcraft
Leigh Johnson
Ann Potter
Meadow Valley Karen Sherry
Jana Taylor
Geoff Porter
Naim Kurt Deputy Mayor

See also


  1. Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Hume (C)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 2 July 2017.
  2. editors: Gelber, Katharine and Stone, Adrienne. Hate Speech and Freedom of Speech in Australia. pp. 10–11. ISBN 9781862876538.CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (link) CS1 maint: extra text: authors list (link)
  3. "Hume City Council - Your Councillors". Retrieved 25 November 2016.

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