What you need to know
If you love coffee, diverse culture and beautiful green open space, you're going to love living in Moonee Valley.
Here's our top 10 tips to make the most of living in our beautiful city:
- Shop locally: we have access to some of the best quality home grown produce in the state.
- Picnic in the park: 13.6 per cent of our municipality is made up of green open space.
- Nature walks: our goal is to increase tree canopy in Moonee Valley from 11 per cent to 30 per cent by 2040, creating a green and healthy city for future generations.
- Join a sport: Getting involved in a social sport is a fun and affordable way to get to know your community, no matter what your age or ability. Moonee Valley has plenty on offer, from walking groups to football teams and everything in between.
- Join a library: gone are the days of libraries just being quiet places to read a book. Now they are thriving learning hubs for everyone to enjoy.
- Get cultured, baby! Our diversity is part of what makes Moonee Valley so great! Celebrate your community at key events such as Moonee Valley Festival, Winter Fest and Carols in Queens Park.
- Get close to nature: Did you know there are 12 different species of frogs found in the wetlands alongside the Maribyrnong River? You’ll find heaps of cool flora and fauna in our parks and reserves. Get exploring.
- Lend a hand: There are heaps of volunteering opportunities in Moonee Valley. Help teach someone to drive, plant trees, care for animals or keep someone in need company. The possibilities are endless!
- Speak up! Your voice matters to us. Join a committee, give feedback, keep us accountable. There so many ways YOU can make a difference.
- Learn about the past: immerse yourself in the history of our great city by checking out some of the historic building such as the Incinerator Galley and the old Moonee Ponds Courthouse.
A fair city that values diversity, where everyone feels safe, is included, is healthy and has access to services and housing
From the nature strip to the back gate, if it's about your home it's here!
Whether you rent or own, live alone or have a fur-child Council is here to help.
Find out why there are three bins and when they get collected.
Too much trash? Hard Rubbish is now on demand.
Want to reduce? There's plenty of tips for recycling and living sustainably too.
Rates help pay for a lot of great services inside the home and out.
And don't fret we haven't forgot about the pets!
Here's what you need to know once you step outside.
You've found the parking spot! Permits or fines, if you've got a car Council's got you covered.
Back on the road and have a question about traffic and transport? Pull in here.
Now you've stopped to smell the roses, why not take a look at the trees. Did you know you can adopt a tree?
Get schooled on all things schools. How to walk to class, crossing supervisors, and all the programs Council provides in the classroom and out.
And when it's play time you can find out about the many local sporting clubs and lesiure groups for young and old.
Council works hard to keep our community safe - there's information about keeping cool in summer, warm in winter and ready for natural disasters.
My Family and I
From bubs to seniors and everything in between
No matter the stage of life Council's got you covered.
New baby? Here's where you can learn about the Maternal and Child Health service. From advice on breastfeeding to nutrition or immuninsation our nurses are here to help.
Growing up? Here's info on playgroups, kindergarten, childcare centres, occasional care services, family day care.
We've got a toy library too!
For young people Valley Youth runs all kinds of programs and events. From pet therepy to music festivals.
It's important to Council to provide an inclusive and accessible city where everyone is at home. Here's information about the NDIS, transport and companion cards and living independently.
For our most experienced residents, here's information on how Council can support Seniors through home care packages and active aging.