Local government areas of Victoria

This is a list of local government areas (LGAs) in Victoria, sorted by region.

Victoria LGAs by largest council faction as of December 2022.

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.

Greater MelbourneEdit

Local government area Council seat Date established Land area Population

(2021) [1]

Pop. density Councillors
(2022)
Map
City of Melbourne Melbourne 12 August 1842 (1842-08-12) 37 km2 (14 sq mi) 149,615 11,897 11  
City of Port Phillip St Kilda 22 June 1994 (1994-06-22) 21 km2 (8.1 sq mi) 101,942 13,961 9  
City of Stonnington Malvern 22 June 1994 (1994-06-22) 26 km2 (10 sq mi) 104,703 11,576 9  
City of Yarra Richmond 22 June 1994 (1994-06-22) 20 km2 (7.7 sq mi) 90,114 12,758 9  
City of Banyule Greensborough 15 December 1994 (1994-12-15) 63 km2 (24 sq mi) 126,236 5,354 9  
City of Bayside Sandringham 15 December 1994 (1994-12-15) 37 km2 (14 sq mi) 101,306 7,400 7  
City of Boroondara Camberwell 22 June 1994 (1994-06-22) 60 km2 (23 sq mi) 167,900 7,826 11  
City of Darebin Preston 22 June 1994 (1994-06-22) 54 km2 (21 sq mi) 148,570 7,751 9  
City of Glen Eira Caulfield North 15 December 1994 (1994-12-15) 39 km2 (15 sq mi) 148,908 10,218 9  
City of Hobsons Bay Altona 22 June 1994 (1994-06-22) 64 km2 (25 sq mi) 91,322 3,904 7  
City of Kingston Cheltenham 15 December 1994 (1994-12-15) 91 km2 (35 sq mi) 158,129 4,651 9  
City of Manningham Doncaster 15 December 1994 (1994-12-15) 113 km2 (44 sq mi) 124,700 2,877 9  
City of Maribyrnong Footscray 15 December 1994 (1994-12-15) 31 km2 (12 sq mi) 85,209 7,635 7  
City of Monash Glen Waverley 15 December 1994 (1994-12-15) 82 km2 (32 sq mi) 190,397 6,319 11  
City of Moonee Valley Moonee Ponds 15 December 1994 (1994-12-15) 43 km2 (17 sq mi) 121,851 7,703 9  
City of Merri-bek Coburg 22 June 1994 (1994-06-22) 51 km2 (20 sq mi) 171,357 9,229 11  
City of Whitehorse Nunawading 15 December 1994 (1994-12-15) 64 km2 (25 sq mi) 169,346 7,130 11  
City of Brimbank Sunshine 15 December 1994 (1994-12-15) 123 km2 (47 sq mi) 194,618 4,395 11  
Shire of Cardinia Officer 15 December 1994 (1994-12-15) 1,283 km2 (495 sq mi) 118,194 216 9  
City of Casey Narre Warren 15 December 1994 (1994-12-15) 409 km2 (158 sq mi) 365,239 2,156 11  
City of Frankston Frankston 15 December 1994 (1994-12-15) 130 km2 (50 sq mi) 139,281 2,826 9  
City of Greater Dandenong Dandenong 15 December 1994 (1994-12-15) 130 km2 (50 sq mi) 158,208 3,309 11  
City of Hume Broadmeadows 15 December 1994 (1994-12-15) 504 km2 (195 sq mi) 243,901 1,153 11  
City of Knox Wantirna South 16 October 1963 (1963-22-16) 114 km2 (44 sq mi) 159,103 3,552 9  
City of Maroondah Ringwood East 15 December 1994 (1994-12-15) 61 km2 (24 sq mi) 115,043 4,989 9  
City of Melton Melton 16 September 1862 (1862-09-16) 528 km2 (204 sq mi) 178,960 769 9  
Shire of Mornington Peninsula Rosebud 15 December 1994 (1994-12-15) 724 km2 (280 sq mi) 168,948 593 11  
Shire of Nillumbik Greensborough 15 December 1994 (1994-12-15) 432 km2 (167 sq mi) 62,895 389 7  
City of Whittlesea South Morang 12 December 1862 (1862-12-12) 490 km2 (190 sq mi) 229,396 1,180 11  
City of Wyndham Werribee 6 October 1862 (1862-10-06) 542 km2 (209 sq mi) 292,011 1,220 11  
Shire of Yarra Ranges Lilydale 15 December 1994 (1994-12-15) 2,468 km2 (953 sq mi) 156,068 166 9  

Regional VictoriaEdit

Barwon South WestEdit

Local government area Council seat Date established Land area[2] Population Councillors
(2022)
Map
km2 sq mi (2013)[3] (2021)[2]
Colac Otway Shire Colac 1994 3,438 1,327 21,035 22,423 7  
Corangamite Shire Camperdown 1994 4,408 1,702 16,410 16,115 7  
Shire of Glenelg Portland 1994 6,219 2,401 19,797 20,152 7  
City of Greater Geelong Geelong 1993 1,248 482 223,357 271,057 11  
Shire of Moyne Port Fairy 1994 5,482 2,117 16,431 17,374 7  
Borough of Queenscliffe Queenscliff 1863 8.6 3 3,002 3,276 5  
Shire of Southern Grampians Hamilton 1994 6,654 2,569 16,355 16,588 7  
Surf Coast Shire Torquay 1994 1,553 600 28,228 37,694 9  
City of Warrnambool Warrnambool 1855 121 47 33,423 35,406 7  

GrampiansEdit

Local government area Council seat Date established Land area[2] Population Councillors
(2022)
Map
km2 sq mi (2013)[3] (2021)[2]
Rural City of Ararat Ararat 1994 4,211 1,626 11,490 11,880 7  
City of Ballarat Ballarat 1994 739 285 98,344 113,763 9  
Golden Plains Shire Bannockburn 1994 2,703 1,044 20,362 24,985 7  
Shire of Hepburn Daylesford 1995 1,473 569 15,022 16,604 7  
Shire of Hindmarsh Nhill 1995 7,524 2,905 5,852 5,698 6  
Rural City of Horsham Horsham 1995 4,267 1,647 19,694 20,429 7  
Shire of Moorabool Ballan 1994 2,111 815 30,410 37,632 7  
Shire of Northern Grampians Stawell 1995 5,730 2,212 11,880 11,948 7  
Pyrenees Shire Beaufort 1994 3,435 1,326 6,938 7,671 5  
Shire of West Wimmera Edenhope 1995 9,108 3,517 4,124 4,006 5  
Shire of Yarriambiack Warracknabeal 1995 7,326 2,829 7,032 6,556 7  

GippslandEdit

Local government area Council seat Date established Land area[2] Population Councillors
(2022)
Map
km2 sq mi (2013)[3] (2021)[2]
Bass Coast Shire Wonthaggi 1994 866 334 31,331 40,789 9  
Shire of Baw Baw Warragul 1994 4,028 1,555 45,627 57,626 9  
Shire of East Gippsland Bairnsdale 1994 20,940 8,085 43,809 48,715 9  
City of Latrobe Morwell 1994 1,426 551 74,124 77,318 9  
South Gippsland Shire Leongatha 1994 3,435 1,326 28,273 30,577 9  
Shire of Wellington Sale 1994 10,817 4,176 42,721 45,639 9  

HumeEdit

Local government area Council seat Date established Land area[2] Population Councillors
(2022)
Map
km2 sq mi (2013)[3] (2021)[2]
Alpine Shire Bright 1994 4,788 1,849 12,283 13,235 7  
Rural City of Benalla Benalla 2002 2,353 908 13,878 14,528 7  
City of Greater Shepparton Shepparton 1994 2,422 935 63,244 68,409 9  
Shire of Indigo Beechworth 1994 2,040 788 15,605 17,368 7  
Shire of Mansfield Mansfield 2002 3,844 1,484 8,276 10,178 5  
Shire of Mitchell Broadford 1994 2,862 1,105 37,788 49,460 9  
Shire of Moira Cobram 1994 4,046 1,562 25,401 30,522 9  
Shire of Murrindindi Alexandra 1994 3,880 1,498 13,563 15,197 7  
Shire of Strathbogie Euroa 1994 3,303 1,275 9,119 11,455 7  
Shire of Towong Tallangatta 1994 6,675 2,577 5,961 6,223 5  
Rural City of Wangaratta Wangaratta 1997 3,645 1,407 27,650 29,808 7  
City of Wodonga Wodonga 1876 433 167 37,575 43,253 7  

Loddon MalleeEdit

Local government area Council seat Date established Land area[2] Population Councillors
(2022)
Map
km2 sq mi (2013)[3] (2021)[2]
Shire of Buloke Wycheproof 1995 8,000 3,089 6,388 6,178 7  
Shire of Campaspe Echuca 1994 4,519 1,745 37,213 38,735 9  
Shire of Central Goldfields Maryborough 1995 1,533 592 12,815 13,483 7  
Shire of Gannawarra Kerang 1995 3,735 1,442 10,526 10,683 7  
City of Greater Bendigo Bendigo 1994 3,000 1,158 105,957 121,470 9  
Shire of Loddon Wedderburn 1995 6,696 2,585 7,518 7,759 5  
Shire of Macedon Ranges Kyneton 1994 1,748 675 44,595 51,458 9  
Rural City of Mildura Mildura 1995 22,083 8,526 53,156 56,972 9  
Shire of Mount Alexander Castlemaine 1995 1,530 591 18,247 20,253 7  
Rural City of Swan Hill Swan Hill 1995 6,115 2,361 21,003 21,403 7  

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "2021 Victoria, Census All persons QuickStats | Australian Bureau of Statistics". www.abs.gov.au. Retrieved 25 July 2022.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j "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.
  3. ^ a b c d e "People: Population: ERP by LGA (ASGS 2018), 2001 to 2018". ABS.Stat. Australian Bureau of Statistics. 27 March 2019. Retrieved 29 November 2019.

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