Bayside City's northern boundary is about 8 kilometres from the Central Business District of Melbourne. The city coastline stretches for 17 kilometres from Head St Brighton in the north to Charman Rd Beaumaris in the south.
The City of Boroondara is in Melbourne's inner and middle-eastern suburbs, 5km east of the CBD. Almost two-thirds of the City is bounded by water courses and parklands including the Yarra River, Gardiner's Creek and Yarra Bend Park.
The City of Casey is 40km south east of Melbourne. It is Victoria's largest and fastest-growing municipality and the dominant growth area for sth-eastern Melbourne. It's the third-fastest growing council in Australia behind the Gold Coast & Brisbane City.
The City of Darebin is a large, diverse municipality to the north of the central business district that incorporates a mix of residential, industrial and retail areas. The city includes La Trobe University and Northland Shopping Centre.
Frankston City is situated on the eastern shore of Port Phillip Bay, about 40km south of Melbourne central business district. It is the major retail, employment, cultural, professional and administrative services centre for Melbourne's south-east.
Located to the south east, Greater Dandenong is the most ethnically diverse area in Victoria and Melbourne's second largest retail and commercial centre, including over 7,000 businesses, large shopping complexes and the Dandenong Markets.
Hobsons Bay is situated at the northern end of Port Phillip Bay, about 10km west of central Melbourne. With over 20kms of coastline. It is also home to significant coastal wetlands and five creek systems.
Hume City is a growing, urban fringe municipality about 20 kms from Melbourne's central business district. The southern parts of the city are well-established urban areas, while the north remains rural in character.
Manningham is located just 12km east of the Melbourne CBD. It is defined by the Yarra River to the north and west, and Koonung Creek to the south. Manningham is a city of contrast, with urban areas as well as rural properties and hobby farms.
The City of Maribyrnong is a small, densely populated area, located in the inner west of Melbourne on the edge of the Maribyrnong River. The City has the second most ethnically diverse population in Victoria.
The City of Moonee Valley is located in Melbourne's north-west suburbs. It is a diverse and established residential, commercial and industrial area with a broad range of suburbs serving a range of housing needs.
The City of Moreland, 5km from the CBD, is a mix of residential and industrial areas, with a major retailing strip along Sydney Road. Other features include the Fawkner Crematorium and the former Pentridge Prison.
One of the oldest areas of Melbourne, Port Phillip is known for its many dynamic urban villages, a foreshore which stretches for over 11km, cultural diversity, magnificent heritage buildings, artistic expressions and beautiful parks and gardens.
Whitehorse is a major commercial and residential municipality in Melbourne's east, approximately 15 km from Melbourne's CBD. Whitehorse is a mix of quiet residential streets and bustling shopping centres.
The southern parts of the City of Whittlesea are well established urban areas, while the north remains rural in character. The culturally diverse city incorporates important facilities such as the Epping Hospital and Plaza Shopping Centre.