What we do

Our organisation

We are a local government within the north-west metropolitan area of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, established in 1994 as the result of a merger between the City of Essendon and City of Keilor.

We provide services for the following suburbs:

  • Aberfeldie
  • Airport West
  • Avondale Heights
  • Ascot Vale
  • Essendon
  • Essendon Fields
  • Essendon North
  • Essendon West
  • Flemington
  • Keilor East
  • Moonee Ponds
  • Niddrie
  • Strathmore
  • Strathmore Heights
  • Travancore

Our service and responsibilities

We are responsible for providing a range of community services for residents and businesses within Moonee Valley. These include areas of childcare, aged and disability, libraries, animal registration, planning, street cleaning, parking management, citizenship ceremonies, garbage collection and recycling.

We also look after community buildings, footpaths and roads, parks and gardens, bridges, drains and street furniture, environmental areas, recreation centres and sporting grounds.

The Local Government Act 1989 requires us to make particular documents available for public inspection.

The Victorian Government's Know Your Council website will provide you with even more information about the extent of local government services and how councils are performing across a range of measures compared to similar councils.

For more details on how we have performed over the past 12 months, view our Annual Report.

We are a child safe organisation

Moonee Valley City Council’s Statement of Commitment to Child Safety

Here at Moonee Valley City Council, we are committed to being a child safe organisation with a zero tolerance for child abuse, and will protect the interests and safety of children at all times in accordance with the Victorian Child Safe Standards and related legislation.

All children, regardless of their gender, race, religious beliefs, age, disability, sexual orientation, or family or social background have equal rights to protection from abuse.

We are committed to the cultural safety of Aboriginal children and those from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, and to providing a safe environment for children with a disability.

We promote and are committed to the safety and empowerment of children as active citizens. We foster a culture of openness and inclusiveness, as well as supporting all staff and volunteers to understand the importance of child safety and wellbeing, and ensuring consistent adherence to child safety and policies and procedures. We demonstrate committed leadership by creating safe environments for children and young people participating in our community programs and activities.

We strongly believe that child safety is everyone’s business and encourage you to report any concerns or complaints that you may have. Please also refer to complaints resolution. Reports can also be made directly to the Commission for Children and Young People.

If you would like this information read to you in another language, please call 9280 0747. Please note that you can also contact us through the National relay Service.

Translated resources in plain English and Community languages are also available via the Commission for Children and Young People website.