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Greater Dandenong's History

The City of Greater Dandenong has a rich and diverse history.

This is reflected in historical sites that show the changing face of our city, and in the valuable contributions made by Indigenous Australians and people from all over the world who came to make their home here.

The City of Greater of Dandenong is committed to protecting, managing, promoting and celebrating its history and heritage. By recording and celebrating the history, culture and the achievements of the people of Greater Dandenong we teach understanding and appreciation of our heritage.

Effective management today will ensure that things of value, beauty and importance to the community are preserved for future generations to enjoy.

1994-2014: 20 years of the City of Greater Dandenong

2014 marks 20 years since the Victorian Local Government Board (under the Kennett Government) instigated Council amalgamations throughout Victoria. These changes aimed to promote Council reform by realigning municipal boundaries to achieve greater efficiencies. This was the biggest change to local government in Victoria’s history.

More information on the history of the City of Greater Dandenong


Living Treasures

Living Treasures was a local project where people who have made a lasting impact on the quality and nature of life for all of the City of Greater Dandenong community were named and honoured.

More information on our Living Treasures


The Dandy Pig

The Dandy Pig neon sign was first erected in the 1950s and was one of the first animated advertising signs in the region. The sign was a prominent local landmark for residents and people visiting and passing through the gateway suburb of Dandenong. The Dandy Pig signalled people’s arrival into the city and is fondly remembered by many people today.

More information on the Dandy Pig


Historical fact sheets