New residents' guide

Welcome to Glen Eira. We’ve bundled together useful tips to help orientate and immerse you in the Glen Eira community.

Discover our mums and dad’s groups and recreation centres, through to our heritage listed architecture and free services. Or, if you have a problem, here you can find out how - and what - you can do about it.

Acknowledgement of traditional owners

The Boon Wurrung* are Indigenous Australians of the Kulin Nation and were the first inhabitants of the area that is the municipality of Glen Eira.

Getting to know the area

Glen Eira is home to 151,746 people across 54,731 households — representing more than 160 different cultural backgrounds — and is the centre of Melbourne’s Jewish community. Following European colonisation, this area became two municipal areas called Caulfield and Moorabbin. Glen Eira was created in 1994 following the merger of these two areas and was named from two local landmarks — Glen Eira Road and Glen Eira Mansion.

In your area - search by your address

In your area

Discover what's happening in and around your area. You can find everything from parks, venues and events, as well as your local Councillors and bin dates. Just type in your street address.

Walking tours of Glen Eira

Self guided walking tours

If you love walking and history, you'll love the range of self-guided walking tours on offer in Glen Eira.

History and heritage

The history of Glen Eira and it's Council

Glen Eira has a rich and diverse history.

Local events

What's On

Browse our What's On calendar for events in the Glen Eira area. Filter by suburb or topic.

How to get involved

If you need to contact Council

Get in touch

The are multiple ways you can get in touch with Council as listed on the contact page. Or, if you want to reach out to one of the Councillors you will find that information too.

Have Your Say

Community engagement

We encourage our residents to contribute ideas, provide feedback and exchange views with others on key decisions and priorities in Glen Eira.

Glen Eira Community Voice

Join the Community Voice

Want to be part of a group of Glen Eira residents that provides regular feedback to Council about key projects and issues? Community Voice is your opportunity to have ongoing, regular input into Council decision-making.

Council meetings

Public attendance is welcome

Ordinary and Special meetings of Glen Eira City Council are held in the Council Chamber at Glen Eira Town Hall. You can ask a question, attend a meeting or watch a meeting online.

Rubbish and recycling

Below are timetables for both bin and street sweeping days in your area. Hard rubbish and bulk cardboard collections are picked up on the same day as your bin day and can be booked online. Plus, find tips on how to make your home more environmentally sustainable.

Rubbish and recycling calendar

Your rubbish bins are collected once a week, and the recycling and green waste are collected once a fortnight. Hard rubbish, bulk cardboard and bundled branch collections need to be booked.

Recycling A-Z guide

Rubbish or recyclable?

If you're not sure what to do with an item, look it up in our Recycling A-Z guide.

Hard rubbish collection

Hard rubbish, branches and cardboard

Your household can book up to three free collections (of each service) per financial year.

Find out about rubbish

Our site has more information about rubbish and recycling services, such as waste transfer stations, food waste and waste services pricing.

Sustainability at Glen Eira

We are proud of our award-winning sustainability services. To help you to live more sustainably we offer support for gardening, food scrap recycling and also run sustainability events. We also have information about our environmental initiatives and our efforts towards climate change.

Your rates

Find out when and how you can pay your rates without fuss, and learn how we improve your community with them.

Pay your rates

Pay your rates

There are several ways to pay your Glen Eira City Council rates, including online, BPAY, phone and direct debit.

How we use your rates

Financial and performance reports

We release regular reports on our financial and community performance in a range of areas. View the budget or the annual report to see how we are using your rates to provide community services.

Your Council

Our performance

Financial and performance reports

We release regular reports on our financial and community performance in a range of areas.

Contact Council - feedback, make a complaint

We value your feedback

The are multiple ways you can get in touch with Council as listed on the contact page.

Reporting or requesting services

Make a service request

If you need to report an issue or request a service in Glen Eira you can complete an online service request. Please provide all relevant facts, and where possible include dates, times, locations and contact names. If you have an email address and mobile phone number, it is helpful to include these too.

Council meetings

Public attendance is welcome

Ordinary and Special meetings of Glen Eira City Council are held in the Council Chamber at Glen Eira Town Hall. You can ask a question, attend a meeting or watch a meeting online.

Councillors

Get to know your Councillors

Our City consists of three wards, with three Councillors representing each ward. The nine Councillors were elected for four-year terms on Saturday 22 October 2016, and they elect the Mayor annually.

Parking in Glen Eira

Reporting issues

Illegally parked or dumped vehicles

You can make a report to Council if you see an illegally parked or unregistered vehicle, or suspect a vehicle has been abandoned.

Parking rules

Parking rules

It’s important to understand the meaning of parking signs. This will ensure that parking restrictions have their intended benefits and that you’re not fined for parking illegally.

Parking permits

Residential and disability parking

There are a range of ways to apply for a residential parking permit, including online.

Events in Glen Eira

Our events calendar

What's On

Council hold a range of events across Glen Eira. Search our calendar to find something of interest for you, your friends and the family.

The Glen Eira City Council Gallery

The Glen Eira City Council Gallery hosts a range of interesting events and exhibitions. You can search our What's on calendar for the current exhibition, and anything coming up.

Library events

What's on at the library

The Glen Eira libraries also run many family and children events. Our libraries are located in Bentleigh, Carnegie, Caulfield and Elsternwick.

If you have pets

Learn how and where to register your pet, our off-leash areas, and lost and found pets. If you have a problem with a pet in the neighbourhood, you can find out what you can do here, too.

Pet registration

Register your pet

There are great benefits to owning a pet, but it’s also a big responsibility. Registration is one of the most important things to think about when you get a pet. We require registration by law.

Off leash dog parks

Dog walking in Glen Eira

Dog walking is a great way to teach your dog to play and socialise with people and animals. It's also important for the health and happiness of your dog. It also helps you to keep fit! We have many designated off-leash areas which offer a great place to exercise your dog and practise obedience training.

Dog training

Reduced registration for trained dogs

If your dog completes an approved obedience training program, you’re eligible for free registration for the next full year and 50 per cent off the standard reduced fee in subsequent years

Problems with animals

Problems with animals

You can follow some simple steps to deal with animal issues.

Lost pets

Report or search for lost pets

If your animal is registered and wearing its Council tag, we can return it to you in most cases as long as we can contact you.

If you have kids

Whether you’re searching for a children’s playgroup (to gain much needed me-time), or would like to meet other parents, find it here. Plus discover information enrolling your child in primary or secondary school.

Maternal and child health

For children from birth to school age

The Maternal and Child Health Service provides a free service for families for children from birth to school age. Services offered include parenting support and education, and child health and development.

Mother's and Dad's groups

Parent groups

Our new parent groups and playgroups give parents the chance to share ideas, form friendships and get helpful information.

Immunisation

Immunisation

We provide free vaccinations for children in Glen Eira as part of the National Immunisation Program Schedule.

Child and occasional care

Our occasional child care service provides flexible care for children aged between six months and five years. Learn more about Child Care and Occasional Care

A guide for parents

New parents' guide

We’ve compiled a quick reference guide of resources for early parenthood to accompany each stage of your child’s growth.

Services for seniors and disability

Support programs

Social support

Our social support services help you to connect with others, learn new skills, and build friendships in a supportive environment.

Events for seniors

Seniors Festival

The Glen Eira Seniors Festival runs throughout October each year.

Healthy aging

Health Aging newsletter

Our Healthy Ageing Newsletter offers information on how to access local services, programs and events.

Services we offer

Find services and resources for seniors and the aged, including where to get help and how to connect with the community.

Keeping active and healthy

Glen Eira Leisure

Every body is welcome

Learn more about the facilities available at GESAC, Carnegie Swim Centre and Caulfield Recreation Centre. Visit the Glen Eira Leisure site.

Sports and leisure

Sports and leisure

Whether you want to play a sport, get fit or simply love relaxing in a park, Glen Eira is a great place to enjoy the outdoors. With an array of excellent sport and recreation facilities, beautifully manicured gardens and informative self-guided walking tours, there is something for everyone.

Parks and playgrounds

Enjoy our open space

Discover Glen Eira's parks and playgrounds.

Walking tours

Self guided walking tours

If you love walking and history, you'll love the range of self-guided walking tours on offer in Glen Eira.