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Melton is in the local government area of 'Melton'. The 'Melton' local government area is classified as a 'Shire'.
The Melton local government area includes around 12 cities, towns, villages and localities including Melton (pop. around 32,000), Diggers Rest (pop. around 1,800), Rockbank (pop. around 870), Boral Quarry, Sydenham West, Chartwell, Mount Cottrell, Jurunjung, Toolern Vale, Melton South, Exford and Westmelton.
A local government area (abbreviated as 'LGA') is an area controlled by a local government. Local government areas can provide a useful way to group statistical information.
If you're interested in Cities, Towns and Villages then you may also be interested in Suburbs/Regional Areas.