Wyndham City Council
The City of Wyndham is located on the western edge of Melbourne, Victoria in south-eastern Australia between the metropolitan area of Melbourne and the coastal City of Geelong. Wyndham covers an area of 542km² and features 27.4km of coastline bordering Port Phillip to the east. The municipality is situated in one of Australia’s most productive regions, part of the largest area of rich basalt soils on the continent. Wyndham’s diversity covers elements of city, coast and country areas making it a unique place to live, work, learn and play. In 2020, the City of Wyndham had a resident population of 288,212. The City of Wyndham continues to undergo rapid change in its demographics and character, due in part to a high and increasing birth rate, a large influx of new residents and a relatively young population. With significant cultural diversity including the largest population of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in the Greater Melbourne area, the richness of culture is woven throughout the entire community. In order to ensure excellent social, health and economic outcomes for our growing and wonderfully diverse population, Wyndham is committed to building and maintaining a lifelong and life-wide learning culture that is dynamic, diverse and accessible to residents across all life stages.
Wyndham Learning City
With the Wyndham Learning Community Strategy 2018 - 2023 as the driver, Council is positioning Wyndham as a pivot for innovation, change, and resilience in an increasingly complex and ambiguous world. The Wyndham Learning Festival, City Libraries, Community Learning Centres and strong community partnerships are critical vehicles for activating learning in Wyndham. Collaborations such as the Wyndham Integrated Learning Group, Global Learning Festival, Literacy and Numeracy Network and the Building Blocks program further promote access and equity, foundation skills and leadership development for the community.