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Latrobe City Council

About us

We are located approximately 150kms east of Melbourne and are one of Victoria's major regional centres. Our region is made up of four central towns: Churchill, Moe Newborough, Morwell, Traralgon. We have smaller rural townships of Boolarra, Glengarry, Toongabbie, Tyers, Traralgon South, Yallourn North and Yinnar.

We are less than two hours’ drive from Melbourne Airport along the Princes Freeway (M1) and around an hour and a half from central Melbourne. V/Line run hourly rail services between Melbourne and Traralgon.

Our population and economy

Latrobe City is Victoria’s only eastern regional city, home to 73,929 residents and 5,019 businesses and is the residential and commercial hub of a larger catchment of 262,000 people stretching across the Latrobe Valley and Gippsland region.

We are one of the most economically diverse municipalities in Victoria with local industries generating over $3.7 billion in Gross Regional Product and $8.8 billion in annual economic output. The combination of major employers, the City’s regional significance, and affordable housing make Latrobe City a centre of opportunity for both business and families.

Our mission

To provide the best possible facilities, services, advocacy and leadership for Latrobe City, one of Victoria's four major regional cities (Source: Latrobe City Council Plan 2013-2017)