Local government areas of Victoria

Map of LGAs
Detail of Local Government Areas in and around Melbourne
Types of LGAs

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.

Local government areas sorted by regionEdit

Greater MelbourneEdit

Local government area Council seat Region Year est. Land area[1] Population
Councillors
(2012)
Notes Map
km² sq mi Density
(2018)[1]
(2013)[2] (2018)[2][1]
City of Melbourne Melbourne Inner Melbourne 12 August 1842 (1842-08-12) 37 14 4,550 118,357 169,961 11 Capital city of Victoria.  
City of Port Phillip St Kilda Inner Melbourne 22 June 1994 (1994-06-22) 21 8 5,466 102,156 113,200 7 Amalgamation of the cities of St Kilda, South Melbourne and Port Melbourne.  
City of Stonnington Malvern Inner Melbourne 22 June 1994 (1994-06-22) 26 10 4,530 103,487 116,207 9 Amalgamation of the cities of Malvern and Prahran  
City of Yarra Richmond Inner Melbourne 22 June 1994 (1994-06-22) 20 8 5,041 83,962 98,521 9 Amalgamation of the cities of Richmond, Collingwood, Fitzroy and Northcote. Parts of Carlton North and Princes Hill were annexed from Melbourne.  
City of Banyule Greensborough Metropolitan Melbourne 15 December 1994 (1994-12-15) 63 24 2,083 125,314 130,237 7 Amalgamation of the City of Heidelberg and parts of the Shire of Diamond Valley and the Shire of Eltham.  
City of Bayside Sandringham Metropolitan Melbourne 15 December 1994 (1994-12-15) 37 14 2,841 98,252 105,718 7 Amalgamation of cities of Brighton and Sandringham and parts of the cities of Mordialloc and Moorabbin.  
City of Boroondara Camberwell Metropolitan Melbourne 22 June 1994 (1994-06-22) 60 23 3,013 170,485 181,289 10 Amalgamation of the cities of Camberwell, Kew and Hawthorn.  
City of Darebin Preston Metropolitan Melbourne 22 June 1994 (1994-06-22) 54 21 3,022 147,272 161,609 9 Amalgamation of the cities of Northcote and Preston.  
City of Glen Eira Caulfield North Metropolitan Melbourne 15 December 1994 (1994-12-15) 39 15 3,977 141,260 153,858 9 Amalgamation of the city of Caulfield and parts of the city of Morabbin.  
City of Hobsons Bay Altona Metropolitan Melbourne 22 June 1994 (1994-06-22) 64 25 1,502 89,188 96,470 7 Amalgamation of the City of Williamstown and the City of Altona  
City of Kingston Cheltenham Metropolitan Melbourne 15 December 1994 (1994-12-15) 91 35 1,789 152,336 163,431 9 Amalgamation of the City of Chelsea and parts of the City of Mordialloc, City of Moorabbin, City of Oakleigh and City of Springvale.  
City of Manningham Doncaster Metropolitan Melbourne 15 December 1994 (1994-12-15) 113 44 1,107 118,357 125,508 9  
City of Maribyrnong Footscray Metropolitan Melbourne 15 December 1994 (1994-12-15) 31 12 2,927 79,782 91,387 7 Amalgamation of the City of Footscray and parts of the City of Sunshine.  
City of Monash Glen Waverley Metropolitan Melbourne 15 December 1994 (1994-12-15) 82 32 2,455 183,255 200,077 11 The city was formed from the merger of the City of Oakleigh and the City of Waverley.  
City of Moonee Valley Moonee Ponds Metropolitan Melbourne 15 December 1994 (1994-12-15) 43 17 2,741 115,464 127,883 9 Amalgamation of the City of Essendon and parts of the City of Keilor  
City of Moreland Coburg Metropolitan Melbourne 22 June 1994 (1994-06-22) 51 20 3,567 160,282 181,725 11 Amalgamation of the City of Brunswick, City of Coburg and part of the City of Broadmeadows  
City of Whitehorse Nunawading Metropolitan Melbourne 15 December 1994 (1994-12-15) 64 25 2,741 162,081 176,196 10 Amalgamation of the City of Box Hill and city of Nunawading  
City of Brimbank Sunshine Outer Metropolitan 15 December 1994 (1994-12-15) 123 47 1,691 196,169 208,714 11 Amalgamation of the cities of Keilor and Sunshine  
Shire of Cardinia Officer Outer Metropolitan 15 December 1994 (1994-12-15) 1,283 495 84 84,591 107,120 9 Amalgamation of the Shire of Pakenham, City of Cranbourne and parts of the Shire of Sherbrooke  
City of Casey Narre Warren Outer Metropolitan 15 December 1994 (1994-12-15) 409 158 831 278,023 340,419 11 Amalgamation of the City of Berwick with parts of the Shire of Cranbourne  
City of Frankston Frankston Outer Metropolitan 15 December 1994 (1994-12-15) 130 50 1,095 134,351 141,845 9  
City of Greater Dandenong Dandenong Outer Metropolitan 15 December 1994 (1994-12-15) 130 50 1,282 148,502 166,094 11 Amalgamation of the City of Springvale and City of Dandenong  
City of Hume Broadmeadows Outer Metropolitan 15 December 1994 (1994-12-15) 504 195 445 184,873 224,394 11  
City of Knox Wantirna South Outer Metropolitan 16 October 1963 (1963-22-16) 114 44 1,433 156,347 163,203 9  
City of Maroondah Ringwood East Outer Metropolitan 15 December 1994 (1994-12-15) 61 24 1,913 109,781 117,498 9 Amalgamation of the City of Ringwood and City of Croydon  
City of Melton Melton Outer Metropolitan 16 September 1862 (1862-09-16) 528 204 297 123,936 156,713 7  
Shire of Mornington Peninsula Rosebud Outer Metropolitan 15 December 1994 (1994-12-15) 724 280 229 154,001 165,822 11 Amalgamation of the shires of Flinders, Hastings and Mornington.  
Shire of Nillumbik Greensborough Outer Metropolitan 15 December 1994 (1994-12-15) 432 167 150 63,174 64,941 7  
City of Whittlesea South Morang Outer Metropolitan 12 December 1862 (1862-12-12) 490 189 456 179,272 223,322 11  
City of Wyndham Werribee Outer Metropolitan 6 October 1862 (1862-10-06) 542 209 471 190,211 255,322 11  
Shire of Yarra Ranges Lilydale Outer Metropolitan 15 December 1994 (1994-12-15) 2,468 953 64 150,902 158,173 9 Amalgamation of parts of the Shire of Lillydale, Shire of Healesville, Shire of Upper Yarra and parts of the Shire of Sherbrooke.  

SouthwestEdit

Local government area Council seat Year est. Land area[1] Population
Councillors
(2012)
Notes Map
km² sq mi (2013)[2] (2018)[2][1]
Colac Otway Shire Colac 1994 3,438 1,327 21,035 21,503 7  
Golden Plains Shire Bannockburn 1994 2,703 1,044 20,362 23,120 7  
City of Greater Geelong Geelong 1993 1,248 482 223,357 252,217 13  
Borough of Queenscliffe Queenscliff 1863 8.6 3 3,002 2,982 5  
Surf Coast Shire Torquay 1994 1,553 600 28,228 32,251 9  

Central Highlands and GoldfieldsEdit

Local government area Council seat Year est. Land area[1] Population
Councillors
(2012)
Notes Map
km² sq mi (2013)[2] (2018)[2][1]
City of Ballarat Ballarat 1994 739 285 98,344 107,325 9  
Shire of Central Goldfields Maryborough 1995 1,533 592 12,815 13,209 7  
City of Greater Bendigo Bendigo 1994 3,000 1,158 105,957 116,045 9  
Shire of Hepburn Daylesford 1995 1,473 569 15,022 15,812 7  
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  
Shire of Mitchell Broadford 1994 2,862 1,105 37,788 44,299 9  
Shire of Moorabool Ballan 1994 2,111 815 30,410 34,158 7  
Shire of Mount Alexander Castlemaine 1995 1,530 591 18,247 19,514 7  

Goulburn ValleyEdit

Local government area Council seat Year est. Land area[1] Population
Councillors
(2012)
Notes Map
km² sq mi (2013)[2] (2018)[2][1]
Shire of Campaspe Echuca 1994 4,519 1,745 37,213 37,592 9  
City of Greater Shepparton Shepparton 1994 2,422 935 63,244 66,007 7  
Shire of Moira Cobram 1994 4,046 1,562 25,401 29,799 9  
Shire of Strathbogie Euroa 1994 3,303 1,275 9,119 10,645 7  

NortheastEdit

Local government area Council seat Year est. Land area[1] Population
Councillors
(2012)
Notes Map
km² sq mi (2013)[2] (2018)[2][1]
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  
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 Murrindindi Alexandra 1994 3,880 1,498 13,563 14,478 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  

GippslandEdit

Local government area Council seat Year est. Land area[1] Population
Councillors
(2012)
Notes Map
km² sq mi (2013)[2] (2018)[2][1]
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  

Western DistrictEdit

Local government area Council seat Year est. Land area[1] Population
Councillors
(2012)
Notes Map
km² sq mi (2013)[2] (2018)[2][1]
Rural City of Ararat Ararat 1994 4,211 1,626 11,490 11,795 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  
Shire of Moyne Port Fairy 1994 5,482 2,117 16,431 16,887 7  
Pyrenees Shire Beaufort 1994 3,435 1,326 6,938 7,353 5  
Shire of Southern Grampians Hamilton 1994 6,654 2,569 16,355 16,135 7  
City of Warrnambool Warrnambool 1855 121 47 33,423 34,862 7  

WimmeraEdit

Local government area Council seat Year est. Land area[1] Population
Councillors
(2012)
Notes Map
km² sq mi (2013)[2] (2018)[2][1]
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 Northern Grampians Stawell 1995 5,730 2,212 11,880 11,431 7  
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  

The MalleeEdit

Local government area Council seat Year est. Land area[1] Population
Councillors
(2012)
Notes Map
km² sq mi (2013)[2] (2018)[2][1]
Shire of Buloke Wycheproof 1995 8,000 3,089 6,388 6,184 7  
Shire of Gannawarra Kerang 1995 3,735 1,442 10,526 10,547 7  
Rural City of Mildura Mildura 1995 22,083 8,526 53,156 55,515 9  
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 l m n o p q r s "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 c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r "People: Population: ERP by LGA (ASGS 2018), 2001 to 2018". ABS.Stat. Australian Bureau of Statistics. 27 March 2019. Retrieved 29 November 2019.

External linksEdit

Victorian Local Governance Association