The City of Stonnington is a local government area located within the metropolitan area of Melbourne. It comprises the inner south-eastern suburbs, and includes South Yarra, Prahran, Windsor, Toorak, Armadale, Kooyong, Glen Iris, Malvern and Malvern East. The Prahran Municipality was formed in 1855, followed by the Gardiner Road Board (later City of Malvern) in 1856.
The late 19th century saw substantial residential and commercial development such that by 1891 Prahran had a population of almost 40,000 and Malvern 11,000. The Cities of Malvern and Prahran were amalgamated to form the City of Stonnington (103,832 inhabitants in 2016) in 1994.