Strathbogie Shire Council

Tel: 1800 065 993

About Council

The Strathbogie Shire is a vibrant and progressive rural municipality located approximately two hours from the Melbourne CBD along the Hume Highway. We have diverse and picturesque communities served by townships such as Euroa, Nagambie, Violet Town, Avenel, Longwood, Ruffy and Strathbogie with a population of approximately 10,000.

About Council


Strathbogie Shire Council is represented by seven Councillors across 5 wards. One Councillor is elected annually by the Council to serve as Mayor.

The Strathbogie Shire Council was formed on the 18th of November 1994 following the amalgamation of the former Shires of Goulburn, Euroa, Violet Town and part of the City of Seymour.

The management team, comprising of Chief Executive Officer, three Directors and eight Senior Managers, is responsible to Council for the day to day management of Council’s many functions.

Our Vision

A Shire that drives and supports investment for population growth, shared wealth and wellbeing.

Our Mission

To actively consult with community, investors and industry through advocacy and collaboration; delivering quality infrastructure, lifestyle and sustainable economic and community development.

Our Guiding Principles

Councillors and staff at Strathbogie Shire Council are committed to the following principles (values) as a guide to all its decisions and actions:

  • Good Governance – We value innovation, integrity, accountability, strength, and consistency in leadership and decision making with adherence to robust, transparent and equitable policies and processes.
  • Working together – We value the ability to maximise outcomes by working in partnership and collaboration with an engaged community, government, regional bodies and other stakeholders.
  • Quality Services – We value the role of research, strategic planning, flexibility and innovation in delivering accessible and effective services and regional solutions that enhance the quality of life.
  • Social Inclusion – We value widespread participation in civic and community life among people of all abilities and backgrounds.
  • Environment – We value the shire‘s natural and built environment and the importance of local amenity on quality of life.
  • Stability – We value sound financial and resource planning and management to ensure Council‘s long term sustainability and provision of quality services and infrastructure.

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