About the forecast areas
The 2017 population forecast for Nillumbik Shire is 64,344, and is forecast to grow to 70,391 by 2036.
Nillumbik Shire is located in Melbourne's north-eastern suburbs, about 25 kilometres from the Melbourne CBD. Nillumbik Shire is bounded by Murrindindi Shire in the north, Yarra Ranges Shire in the east, Manningham and Banyule Cities in the south and the City of Whittlesea in the west. The Shire's boundaries are the Kinglake National Park in the north, the Yarra escarpment in the east, the Yarra River in the south, and the Plenty River and Yan Yean Road in the west. Nillumbik Shire includes the suburbs and rural localities of Arthurs Creek, Bend of Islands, Christmas Hills, Cottles Bridge, Diamond Creek, Doreen (part), Eltham, Eltham North (part), Greensborough (part), Hurstbridge, Kangaroo Ground, Kinglake (part), Kinglake West (part), North Warrandyte, Nutfield, Panton Hill, Plenty, Research, Smiths Gully, Strathewen, St Andrews, Watsons Creek, Wattle Glen, Yan Yean (part) and Yarrambat.