The Alpine Shire is a local government area in the Hume region of Victoria, Australia, located in the north-east part of the state. It covers an area of 4,788 square kilometres (1,849 sq mi) and in June 2018 had a population of 12,730.[1]

Alpine Shire
Australia Victoria Alpine Shire locator map.svg
Location in Victoria
Population12,730 (2018)[1]
 • Density2.6587/km2 (6.886/sq mi)
Gazetted18 November 1994[2]
Area4,788 km2 (1,848.7 sq mi)[1]
MayorCr Jan Vonarx
Council seatBright
State electorate(s)
Federal Division(s)Indi
Alpine Shire logo.png
WebsiteAlpine Shire
LGAs around Alpine Shire:
Wangaratta Indigo Towong
Wangaratta Alpine Shire East Gippsland
Wellington Wellington East Gippsland

It includes the towns of Bright, Dinner Plain, Mount Beauty and Myrtleford. There are two unincorporated areas within the shire: the areas around Mount Hotham and Falls Creek. It was formed in 1994 from the amalgamation of the Shire of Bright, Shire of Myrtleford, and parts of the United Shire of Beechworth, Shire of Oxley, Shire of Yackandandah and Shire of Omeo.[2]

The Shire is governed and administered by the Alpine Shire Council; its seat of local government and administrative centre is located at the council headquarters in Bright, it also has service centres located in Dinner Plain, Mount Beauty and Myrtleford. The Shire is named after its location in the popular alpine region of Victoria.


Current compositionEdit

The council is composed of seven councillors elected to represent an unsubdivided municipality.[3]

Ward Councillor Notes
Unsubdivided   John Forsyth
  Ron Janas
  Tony Keeble
  Kitty Knappstein
  Sarah Nicholas
  Daryl Pearce
  Peter Roper

Administration and governanceEdit

The council meets in the council chambers at the council headquarters in the Bright Municipal Offices, which is also the location of the council's administrative activities. It also provides customer services at both its administrative centre in Bright, and its service centres in Dinner Plain, Mt Beauty and Myrtleford.

See alsoEdit

List of localities (Victoria)


  1. ^ a b c "3218.0 – Regional Population Growth, Australia, 2017-18: Population Estimates by Local Government Area (ASGS 2018), 2017 to 2018". Australian Bureau of Statistics. Australian Bureau of Statistics. 27 March 2019. Retrieved 25 October 2019. Estimated resident population, 30 June 2018.
  2. ^ a b "Local Government Act 1989 – Order Constituting the Shires of Towong, Indigo, Milawa, Delatite, Strathbogie, Murrindindi, Mitchell, Moira and (etc.) – Part 6: Alpine Shire". Victoria Government Gazette (Online Archive). State Government of Victoria (S87): 3–4. 18 November 1994. Retrieved 10 January 2014 – via State Library of Victoria.
  3. ^ Local Government in Victoria. "Alpine Shire Council". Department of Transport, Planning and Local Infrastructure. State Government of Victoria. Archived from the original on 31 December 2013. Retrieved 10 January 2014.

External linksEdit