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Love Where We Live

A one-stop-shop for the important information you may need as a resident living in the City of Whittlesea.

If you are new to Australia, you can also find useful information by visiting the Live in Melbourne website.

Around the house

Rubbish and recycling 

Check when your bins need to go out, what goes in each bin and how to book a hard waste collection. 

Nature strip guidelines 

If you live in the City of Whittlesea, you are responsible for maintaining the nature strip outside your house. Check Council guidelines before making any changes to this space.

Fences and neighbours 

Information about fencing your property and how to resolve any disputes with your neighbours.

Taking care of your pet 

Useful information for pet owners, including registering your pet, lost and found pets and keeping multiple animals.

Our community

Community and special interest groups 

A great way to connect with other local people in your neighbourhood.

Local laws and rules 

Information about Council’s local laws that everyone must follow.

Services for people with disabilities 

Information about services, activities and facilities for local people with a disability

Stay connected

Our Community Development Officers send out a regular electronic newsletter so you know what’s happening locally. Community Development Officers work with community to create social connections and vibrant neighbourhoods.

Young people

Our Youth Services team provide a range of opportunities for young people aged 10 – 25 years to actively participate in their community. Our dedicated Youth Development Officers are here to listen to and advocate for young people. They aim to understand the needs of the community's youth and ensure access to programs, information, supports, and services that promote a sense of connection, engagement, interest, safety, and support.

Council’s community directory

List of early years education (kindergarten and preschools) and childcare centres in the City of Whittlesea.

List of local education providers across the municipality.

Find your local library branch or Neighbourhood House.



Free interpreting service

Council can provide various free language services to help us communicate with you

Find out what we do

Learn about the many services and facilities provided by Council.

Learn about paying your rates

Property owners in the City of Whittlesea pay rates each year. Find out more about paying your rates.