Local government areas of Victoria

This is a list of local government areas (LGAs) in Victoria, sorted by region. Also referred to as municipalities, the 79 Victorian LGAs are classified as cities (34), shires (38), rural cities (6) and boroughs (1). In general, an urban or suburban LGA is called a city and is governed by a City Council, while a rural LGA covering a larger rural area is usually called a shire and is governed by a Shire Council. Local councils have the same administrative functions and similar political structures, regardless of their classification. The sorting of LGAs into regions is for presentation purposes only, and has no legal or administrative significance.

Greater MelbourneEdit

Local government area Council seat Region Date established Land area (km2) Population (2018)[1][2] Pop. density Councillors
(2012)
Notes Map
City of Melbourne Melbourne Inner Melbourne 12 August 1842 (1842-08-12) 37 169,961 11,897 11  
City of Port Phillip St Kilda Inner Melbourne 22 June 1994 (1994-06-22) 21 113,200 13,961 7 Merger of St Kilda, South Melbourne and Port Melbourne  
City of Stonnington Malvern Inner Melbourne 22 June 1994 (1994-06-22) 26 116,207 11,576 9 Merger of Malvern and Prahran  
City of Yarra Richmond Inner Melbourne 22 June 1994 (1994-06-22) 20 98,521 12,758 9 Merger of Richmond, Collingwood, Fitzroy, Northcote and parts of Melbourne  
City of Banyule Greensborough Metropolitan Melbourne 15 December 1994 (1994-12-15) 63 130,237 5,354 7 Merger of Heidelberg and parts of Diamond Valley and Eltham  
City of Bayside Sandringham Metropolitan Melbourne 15 December 1994 (1994-12-15) 37 105,718 7,400 7 Merger of Brighton and Sandringham and parts of Mordialloc and Moorabbin  
City of Boroondara Camberwell Metropolitan Melbourne 22 June 1994 (1994-06-22) 60 181,289 7,826 10 Merger of Camberwell, Kew and Hawthorn  
City of Darebin Preston Metropolitan Melbourne 22 June 1994 (1994-06-22) 54 161,609 7,751 9 Merger of Northcote and Preston  
City of Glen Eira Caulfield North Metropolitan Melbourne 15 December 1994 (1994-12-15) 39 153,858 10,218 9 Merger of Caulfield and parts of Moorabbin  
City of Hobsons Bay Altona Metropolitan Melbourne 22 June 1994 (1994-06-22) 64 96,470 3,904 7 Merger of Williamstown and Altona  
City of Kingston Cheltenham Metropolitan Melbourne 15 December 1994 (1994-12-15) 91 163,431 4,651 9 Merger of Chelsea and parts of Mordialloc, Moorabbin, Oakleigh and Springvale  
City of Manningham Doncaster Metropolitan Melbourne 15 December 1994 (1994-12-15) 113 125,508 2,877 9  
City of Maribyrnong Footscray Metropolitan Melbourne 15 December 1994 (1994-12-15) 31 91,387 7,635 7 Merger of Footscray and parts of Sunshine  
City of Monash Glen Waverley Metropolitan Melbourne 15 December 1994 (1994-12-15) 82 200,077 6,319 11 Merger of Waverley and parts of Oakleigh  
City of Moonee Valley Moonee Ponds Metropolitan Melbourne 15 December 1994 (1994-12-15) 43 127,883 7,703 9 Merger of Essendon and parts of Keilor  
City of Moreland Coburg Metropolitan Melbourne 22 June 1994 (1994-06-22) 51 181,725 9,229 11 Merger of Brunswick, Coburg and parts of Broadmeadows  
City of Whitehorse Nunawading Metropolitan Melbourne 15 December 1994 (1994-12-15) 64 176,196 7,130 10 Merger of Box Hill and Nunawading  
City of Brimbank Sunshine Outer Metropolitan 15 December 1994 (1994-12-15) 123 208,714 4,395 11 Merger of Keilor and Sunshine  
Shire of Cardinia Officer Outer Metropolitan 15 December 1994 (1994-12-15) 1283 107,120 216 9 Merger of Pakenham and parts of Cranbourne and Sherbrooke  
City of Casey Narre Warren Outer Metropolitan 15 December 1994 (1994-12-15) 409 340,419 2,156 11 Merger of Berwick and parts of Cranbourne  
City of Frankston Frankston Outer Metropolitan 15 December 1994 (1994-12-15) 130 141,845 2,826 9  
City of Greater Dandenong Dandenong Outer Metropolitan 15 December 1994 (1994-12-15) 130 166,094 3,309 11 Merger of Dandenong and Springvale  
City of Hume Broadmeadows Outer Metropolitan 15 December 1994 (1994-12-15) 504 224,394 1,153 11  
City of Knox Wantirna South Outer Metropolitan 16 October 1963 (1963-22-16) 114 163,203 3,552 9  
City of Maroondah Ringwood East Outer Metropolitan 15 December 1994 (1994-12-15) 61 117,498 4,989 9 Merger of Croydon and Ringwood  
City of Melton Melton Outer Metropolitan 16 September 1862 (1862-09-16) 528 156,713 769 7  
Shire of Mornington Peninsula Rosebud Outer Metropolitan 15 December 1994 (1994-12-15) 724 165,822 593 11 Merger of Flinders, Hastings and Mornington  
Shire of Nillumbik Greensborough Outer Metropolitan 15 December 1994 (1994-12-15) 432 64,941 389 7  
City of Whittlesea South Morang Outer Metropolitan 12 December 1862 (1862-12-12) 490 223,322 1,180 11  
City of Wyndham Werribee Outer Metropolitan 6 October 1862 (1862-10-06) 542 255,322 1,220 11  
Shire of Yarra Ranges Lilydale Outer Metropolitan 15 December 1994 (1994-12-15) 2468 158,173 166 9 Merger of Healesville, Lillydale, Upper Yarra and parts of Sherbrooke  

Regional VictoriaEdit

Barwon South WestEdit

Local government area Council seat Date established Land area[2] Population Councillors
(2012)
Notes Map
km2 sq mi (2013)[1] (2018)[1][2]
Colac Otway Shire Colac 1994 3,438 1,327 21,035 21,503 7  
Corangamite Shire Camperdown 1994 4,408 1,702 16,410 16,140 7  
Shire of Glenelg Portland 1994 6,219 2,401 19,797 19,665 7  
City of Greater Geelong Geelong 1993 1,248 482 223,357 252,217 13  
Shire of Moyne Port Fairy 1994 5,482 2,117 16,431 16,887 7  
Borough of Queenscliffe Queenscliff 1863 8.6 3 3,002 2,982 5  
Shire of Southern Grampians Hamilton 1994 6,654 2,569 16,355 16,135 7  
Surf Coast Shire Torquay 1994 1,553 600 28,228 32,251 9  
City of Warrnambool Warrnambool 1855 121 47 33,423 34,862 7  

GrampiansEdit

Local government area Council seat Date established Land area[2] Population Councillors
(2012)
Notes Map
km2 sq mi (2013)[1] (2018)[1][2]
Rural City of Ararat Ararat 1994 4,211 1,626 11,490 11,795 7  
City of Ballarat Ballarat 1994 739 285 98,344 107,325 9  
Golden Plains Shire Bannockburn 1994 2,703 1,044 20,362 23,120 7  
Shire of Hepburn Daylesford 1995 1,473 569 15,022 15,812 7  
Shire of Hindmarsh Nhill 1995 7,524 2,905 5,852 5,645 6  
Rural City of Horsham Horsham 1995 4,267 1,647 19,694 19,875 7  
Shire of Moorabool Ballan 1994 2,111 815 30,410 34,158 7  
Shire of Northern Grampians Stawell 1995 5,730 2,212 11,880 11,431 7  
Pyrenees Shire Beaufort 1994 3,435 1,326 6,938 7,353 5  
Shire of West Wimmera Edenhope 1995 9,108 3,517 4,124 3,862 5  
Shire of Yarriambiack Warracknabeal 1995 7,326 2,829 7,032 6,658 7  

GippslandEdit

Local government area Council seat Date established Land area[2] Population Councillors
(2012)
Notes Map
km2 sq mi (2013)[1] (2018)[1][2]
Bass Coast Shire Wonthaggi 1994 866 334 31,331 35,327 7  
Shire of Baw Baw Warragul 1994 4,028 1,555 45,627 52,015 9  
Shire of East Gippsland Bairnsdale 1994 20,940 8,085 43,809 46,818 9  
City of Latrobe Morwell 1994 1,426 551 74,124 75,211 9  
South Gippsland Shire Leongatha 1994 3,435 1,326 28,273 29,579 9  
Shire of Wellington Sale 1994 10,817 4,176 42,721 44,019 9  

HumeEdit

Local government area Council seat Date established Land area[2] Population Councillors
(2012)
Notes Map
km2 sq mi (2013)[1] (2018)[1][2]
Alpine Shire Bright 1994 4,788 1,849 12,283 12,730 7  
Rural City of Benalla Benalla 2002 2,353 908 13,878 14,024 7  
City of Greater Shepparton Shepparton 1994 2,422 935 63,244 66,007 7  
Shire of Indigo Beechworth 1994 2,040 788 15,605 16,490 7  
Shire of Mansfield Mansfield 2002 3,844 1,484 8,276 8,979 5  
Shire of Mitchell Broadford 1994 2,862 1,105 37,788 44,299 9  
Shire of Moira Cobram 1994 4,046 1,562 25,401 29,799 9  
Shire of Murrindindi Alexandra 1994 3,880 1,498 13,563 14,478 7  
Shire of Strathbogie Euroa 1994 3,303 1,275 9,119 10,645 7  
Shire of Towong Tallangatta 1994 6,675 2,577 5,961 6,054 5  
Rural City of Wangaratta Wangaratta 1997 3,645 1,407 27,650 29,087 7  
City of Wodonga Wodonga 1876 433 167 37,575 41,429 7  

Loddon MalleeEdit

Local government area Council seat Date established Land area[2] Population Councillors
(2012)
Notes Map
km2 sq mi (2013)[1] (2018)[1][2]
Shire of Buloke Wycheproof 1995 8,000 3,089 6,388 6,184 7  
Shire of Campaspe Echuca 1994 4,519 1,745 37,213 37,592 9  
Shire of Central Goldfields Maryborough 1995 1,533 592 12,815 13,209 7  
Shire of Gannawarra Kerang 1995 3,735 1,442 10,526 10,547 7  
City of Greater Bendigo Bendigo 1994 3,000 1,158 105,957 116,045 9  
Shire of Loddon Wedderburn 1995 6,696 2,585 7,518 7,513 5  
Shire of Macedon Ranges Kyneton 1994 1,748 675 44,595 49,388 9  
Rural City of Mildura Mildura 1995 22,083 8,526 53,156 55,515 9  
Shire of Mount Alexander Castlemaine 1995 1,530 591 18,247 19,514 7  
Rural City of Swan Hill Swan Hill 1995 6,115 2,361 21,003 20,759 7  

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k "People: Population: ERP by LGA (ASGS 2018), 2001 to 2018". ABS.Stat. Australian Bureau of Statistics. 27 March 2019. Retrieved 29 November 2019.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k "3218.0 – Regional Population Growth, Australia, 2017-18: Population Estimates by Local Government Area (ASGS 2018), 2017 to 2018" (XLS). Australian Bureau of Statistics. Australian Bureau of Statistics. 27 March 2019. Retrieved 25 October 2019. Estimated resident population, 30 June 2018.

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