Councillor Jim Child

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Ward: O'Shannassy

Contact information

Correspondence address: 
Yarra Ranges Shire Council
P.O. Box 105
Anderson Street
VIC 3140


Mobile:  0408 079 227

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Committee appointments

Term of Office

  • 14/11/2020 -

Appointments to outside bodies

Additional Information

O'Shannassy Ward includes: Beenak, Big Pats Creek, Don Valley, East Warburton, Gilderoy, Gladysdale, Hoddles Creek, Launching Place, Matlock (most), McMahons Creek, Millgrove, Powelltown, Reefton, St Clair, Three Bridges, Warburton, Wesburn, Woori Yallock (most), Yarra Junction, and Yellingbo.


Cr Jim Child is a fifth-generation resident of Yarra Ranges who is passionate about supporting and encouraging local business and tourism.


Jim’s long time dedication to the area he calls home is evidenced by the fact that he was first elected to local government as a Councillor with the Upper Yarra Shire in 1982, where he served for two consecutive Council terms. Jim held the honour of Shire President during 1985. He also proudly served as the Yarra Ranges Mayor in 2012.


Jim has a background in information technology, telecommunications, hospitality and company directorships spanning some 45 years.


He is keen to provide much needed localised employment for local residents, especially young people. He is concerned about sensible management of Council finances, managing our local environment and planning processes.


First Elected: 2012

Re-elected: 2016, 2020

Mayor: 2012–2013


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