Welcome to your new home in the City of Hume

We hope that you had a smooth move and have finished unpacking. Now it’s time to start exploring your new neighbourhood.
We’ve put together the following welcome pack to help you get settled in sooner.

Say hello to some great savings

To help you save time and money settling into your new home, smaver has a range of special offers available with over $1,500 in value.

Energy

Browse energy offers for electricity, gas and solar.

Communication

Browse communication offers for internet, NBN and mobile.

Settling In

Browse offers to settle in sooner bedding, appliances and flooring.

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Find great offers from supporting businesses

About your area

Formed in 1994, The City of Hume is a local government area located within the metropolitan area of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. It has an area of 504 square kilometres, and in June 2018 it had a population of 224,394.

The City is unique in Australia in that it was the first local government to introduce a Bill of Rights for its denizens in 2004, following the establishment of a Social Justice Charter in 2001. This Bill of Rights predates the State Government’s Charter of Rights and Responsibilities by three years and is more sweeping in that it explicitly includes economic, social, and cultural rights.

Your council has 3 wards with 11 elected Councillors. You can learn more about them here:

Handy service links

Let the council know you have moved into the area so that they can provide you with the delivery of service and information.

You can pay online and submit a number of application requests through the online portal.

Use the handy online tool to search your address and find your garbage, recycling and organics bin day.

If you have moved with pets, don’t forget to register them with the council to keep them safe in case they escape.

Help your kids settle in sooner by enrolling them in kinder. It’s a great way for them (and you) to make friends.

Search for nearby government schools in categories such as primary, secondary, or specialist schools.

For the full list of information and services from your local council, visit their website.

Local Emergency Contacts

Water

Your local supplier is Greater Western Water. For faults and emergencies call 13 44 99.

Power

Your local supplier is Powercor Australia. For faults and emergencies call 13 24 12.

Medical

Emergency: 000
Broadmeadows Hospital:
(03) 8345 5000
Nurse-On-Call: 1300 60 60 24

Police

Emergency: 000
Broadmeadows Station:
(03) 9302 8222 (non-emergency)

Avoid any fines – Update your address

Don’t forget to update your address with these authorities.

Who to notify of your change of address in Victoria?

When you move house, It’s important to keep government departments and businesses (such as insurers) informed.

Our guide ‘Avoid unnecessary fines or costs – change your address with these key organisations’ has a list of other important organisations you should update with your new address.

Use the Smaver Updater for a full list of items to update. It Also makes changing your address simple and seamless.

Smaver Updater

Driving in Victoria

Don’t forget to brush up on the road rules for Victoria. From U-Turns, Hook-Turns and leaving your car unattended, there can be a slight difference between each state. Don’t forget to update the address on your drivers licence and car registration. If you’ve moved interstate you will need to apply for both.

Using public transport in Victoria

Victoria has an excellent public transport system which includes buses, trains and trams (Melbourne has the largest tram network in the world!).

To plan journeys, view maps and learn more, visit Public Transport Victoria.

To travel you need a Myki card or app, learn more at Public Transport Victoria.

Regional train and coach services are operated by Vline.

Make travel easier. Powerful and easy to use, the PTV app has all your transport needs covered. 

Find local services near you

Childcare

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Trades

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Healthcare

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Retail shops

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Food

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