• The City will be hiring a PT Deputy Clerk and a FT Public Works employee. See the Forms tab for the application. We will be taking applications until September 10, 2023.


    Melbourne, Iowa (pop 786)  is seeking applicants for the part-time (approximately 15 hours a week) of Deputy/Utility Clerk. Position is responsible for utility billing, collection and records; completion and management of utility reports and assist City Clerk as needed. Must be able to work well with the public and work independently. Must possess excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills. PC proficiency and computer skills, including MS Office software, along with organizational and clerical skills are also needed. Experience with gWorx software is preferred, but not required. Salary is commensurate with qualifications. Applications available at City Hall or at www.melbourneiowa.com. Send cover letter and resume with references by September 10, 2023 to City of Melbourne, Attn: Job Opening, PO Box 37, Melbourne, IA 50162 or drop off at City Hall, 111 1st St., Melbourne, IA. EOE.


    The City of Melbourne is accepting applications for a Public Works Employee. Duties shall include all aspects of public works including water and wastewater operations, streets, parks, and pool, as well as vehicle, equipment, building and grounds maintenance and repairs. Must e able to earn pool, water and wastewater licenses. CDL a plus. Must be able to lift 50 pounds. Background/drug test, pre-employment physical required. Wages dependent on qualifications. Return by September 10, 2023, to to City of Melbourne, Attn: Job Opening, PO Box 37, Melbourne, IA 50162 or drop off at City Hall, 111 1st St., Melbourne, IA. EOE.


  • We are now able to do an ACH for your utility bill from banks other than MidWest One. The form is available under the FORMS tab on the website. There is NO additional fee to use this service.

  • If you would like your utility bills e-mailed, instead of mailed, please notify City Hall at 641-482-3338, e-mail to citymelb@partnercom.net or put a note through the mail slot with your name, address and e-mail along with a current phone number if we have questions.

  • The mowing ordinance is in effect starting in April. Vegetation, including grass and weeds is to be no more than 6″ in height. No warning letter will be sent, as the ordinance will be posted in full on this site and at the post office, bank and City Hall, as well as published in the MidIowa Enterprise annually. If the City mows the nuisance, it will be a fee of $100 per person per hour, with a minimum of $200. The City does not want to mow it any more than you want to get fined. Thank you for taking care of your property. 

Welcome to our Community

Melbourne is an incorporated place (Class Code, P1) located in Marshall County at latitude 41.941 and longitude – 93.103. The elevation is 1043 feet, Melbourne appears on the Melbourne U. S. Geological Survey Map. Marshall County is in the Central time zone (GMT-6). Melbourne has a population of 786 with 348 housing units; a land area of .57 sq. mile

We are known as a charming bedroom community that has many enjoyable conveniences within the city. Melbourne has several local businesses that have been here for over 50 years. Our citizens are very proud of our heritage and of our future. Our future is what we make happen and we want to go forward with excellence.

We have a yearly city celebration which we call “Mousehole Days”. This event brings our community and surrounding communities into our city for everyone to enjoy the pleasure of a small town celebration.

We are located 18 miles from Marshalltown just off Hwy 330. We are 45 minutes from Ames, 35 minutes from Ankeny and 60 minutes from Des Moines, 30 minutes from Altoona, 30 minutes from Newton. We are centralized enough so you could commute to any job that you may have. Please feel free to come to Melbourne and visit.

For more information about our city please feel free to contact our City Hall at 641-482-3338.

Budget and max property tax levy information on budget tab

Community Calendar

December 2023