About us

The City of Yarra is an inner metropolitan municipality which is home to a diverse community of about 94,000 people.

Yarra's 19.5 square kilometres include the suburbs of Abbotsford, Burnley, Clifton Hill, Collingwood, Cremorne, Fitzroy, North Carlton, North Fitzroy, Princes Hill and Richmond. Parts of Alphington and Fairfield - south of Heidelberg Road - are also included in Yarra.

Residents and businesses in Yarra are represented by 9 Councillors. The municipality is broken up into 3 geographic wards - Langridge Ward, Melba Ward and Nicholls Ward - each of which is represented by 3 Councillors.

Yarra Council has a total capital and operating budget of $162.5 million, which is used to deliver a wide range of community services and maintain essential community infrastructure.