City Profile

Hume City Council is one of Australia's fastest-growing and culturally-diverse communities and is home to more than 241,000 residents.

Spanning a total area of 504 square kilometres, the City is located in Melbourne’s northern fringe, just 15 kilometres from the centre of Melbourne.

The City's rich history stretches back over 40,000 years, when the indigenous communities of the Gunung-Willam-Balluk first inhabited the region.

Today, Hume residents come from 156 different countries and speak over 150 languages - with two out of every five residents speaking a language other than English.

Hume is built around the established suburbs of Broadmeadows, Tullamarine and Gladstone Park in the south, the developing residential suburbs of Craigieburn, Greenvale, Mickleham, Kalkallo and Roxburgh Park in the north-east and the Sunbury township in the north-west.

It is made up of a vibrant mix of contrasts including new and established residential areas, major industrial and commercial precincts and vast expanses of rural areas and parkland. The Melbourne Airport accounts for 10 per cent of the total area of Hume City.

The municipality was formally created in 1994 to incorporate sections of the former Shire of Bulla, City of Broadmeadows, City of Whittlesea and City of Keilor.

Hume is also home to major road transit routes including the Tullamarine Freeway, Western Ring Road, Hume Highway and the Craigieburn Bypass and is abutted by the Calder Freeway to the west.

Hume is bound by the local government areas of Moreland, Whittlesea, Brimbank, Macedon Ranges, Melton and Mitchell.

Hume City Council consists of eleven councillors who represent more than 232,700 people across three wards – Aitken Ward, Meadow Valley Ward and Jacksons Creek Ward.

Suburbs in Hume City

Suburb Postcode
Attwood  3049
Broadmeadows 3047
Bulla 3428
Campbellfield 3061
Clarkefield (parts in Macedon Ranges) 3430
Coolaroo 3048
Craigieburn 3064
Dallas 3047
Diggers Rest (parts in Melton) 3427
Fawkner (parts in Melton) 3060
Gladstone Park 3043
Greenvale 3059
Jacana 3047
Kalkallo 3064
Keilor (parts in Brimbank) 3035
Meadow Heights 3048
Melbourne Airport 3045
Mickleham 3064
Oaklands Junction 3063
Roxburgh Park 3064
Sunbury 3429
Somerton 3062
Tullamarine (parts in Brimbank/Moreland) 3043
Westmeadows 3049
Wildwood 3429
Yuroke 3063