The Shire of Cardinia is located on Melbourne’s south eastern edge, bringing together metropolitan Melbourne and the rural areas beyond.
With more than 74,000 residents, Cardinia is divided into three wards that make up its townships and suburbs such as Pakenham, Beaconsfield and Koo Wee Rup. Cardinia holds festivals, awards ceremonies and regular community events throughout the year.
Find out more at the Cardinia Shire Council website
Cardinia at a glance
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