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Local government areas of Victoria

Map of LGAs

This is a list of local government areas (LGAs) in Victoria, sorted by region. For the history and responsibilities of local government in that state, see Local government in Victoria.

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Local government areas sorted by regionEdit

Greater MelbourneEdit

Local government area Council seat Region Year est. Land area Population
(2015[1])
Councillors
(2012)
Notes Map
km² sq mi Density
Melbourne, City ofCity of Melbourne Melbourne Inner Melbourne 12 August 1842 (1842-08-12) 37 14 3,486 128,980 11 Capital city of Victoria.  
Port Phillip, City ofCity of Port Phillip St Kilda Inner Melbourne 22 June 1994 (1994-06-22) 21 8 5,101 107,127 7 Amalgamation of the cities of St Kilda, South Melbourne and Port Melbourne.  
Stonnington, City ofCity of Stonnington Malvern Inner Melbourne 22 June 1994 (1994-06-22) 26 10 4,152 107,941 9 Amalgamation of the cities of Malvern and Prahran  
Yarra, City ofCity of Yarra Richmond Inner Melbourne 22 June 1994 (1994-06-22) 20 8 4,458 89,151 9 Amalgamation of the cities of Richmond, Collingwood, Fitzroy and Northcote.  
Banyule, City ofCity of Banyule Ivanhoe Metropolitan Melbourne 15 December 1994 (1994-12-15) 63 24 2,004 126,232 7 Created from the merger of the City of Heidelberg and parts of Shire of Diamond Valley and the Shire of Eltham.  
Bayside, City ofCity of Bayside Sandringham Metropolitan Melbourne 15 December 1994 (1994-12-15) 36 14 2,814 101,321 7 Amalgamation of cities of Brighton and Sandringham and parts of the cities of Mordialloc and Moorabbin.  
Boroondara, City ofCity of Boroondara Camberwell Metropolitan Melbourne 22 June 1994 (1994-06-22) 60 23 2,913 174,787 10 Amalgamation of the cities of Camberwell, Kew and Hawthorn.  
Brimbank, City ofCity of Brimbank Sunshine Metropolitan Melbourne 15 December 1994 (1994-12-15) 123 47 1,621 199,432 11 Amalgamation of the cities of Keilor and Sunshine  
Darebin, City ofCity of Darebin Preston Metropolitan Melbourne 22 June 1994 (1994-06-22) 53 20 2,847 150,881 9 Amalgamation of the cities of Northcote and Preston.  
Glen Eira, City ofCity of Glen Eira Caulfield North Metropolitan Melbourne 15 December 1994 (1994-12-15) 39 15 3,751 146,303 9 Amalgamation of the city of Caulfield and parts of the city of Morabbin.  
Hobsons Bay, City ofCity of Hobsons Bay Altona Metropolitan Melbourne 22 June 1994 (1994-06-22) 65 25 1,427 92,761 7  
Kingston, City ofCity of Kingston Cheltenham Metropolitan Melbourne 15 December 1994 (1994-12-15) 91 35 1,698 154,477 9  
Manningham, City ofCity of Manningham Doncaster Metropolitan Melbourne 15 December 1994 (1994-12-15) 113 44 1,057 119,442 9  
Maribyrnong, City ofCity of Maribyrnong Footscray Metropolitan Melbourne 15 December 1994 (1994-12-15) 31 12 2,694 83,515 7  
Monash, City ofCity of Monash Glen Waverley Metropolitan Melbourne 15 December 1994 (1994-12-15) 82 32 2,284 187,286 11 The city was formed from the merger of the City of Oakleigh and the City of Waverley.  
Moonee Valley, City ofCity of Moonee Valley Moonee Ponds Metropolitan Melbourne 15 December 1994 (1994-12-15) 44 17 2,718 119,583 9  
Moreland, City ofCity of Moreland Coburg Metropolitan Melbourne 22 June 1994 (1994-06-22) 51 20 3,270 166,770 11  
Whitehorse, City ofCity of Whitehorse Nunawading Metropolitan Melbourne 15 December 1994 (1994-12-15) 64 25 2,587 165,557 10  
Cardinia, Shire ofShire of Cardinia Officer Outer Metropolitan 15 December 1994 (1994-12-15) 1,281 495 71 90,884 9  
Casey, City ofCity of Casey Narre Warren Outer Metropolitan 15 December 1994 (1994-12-15) 410 158 713 292,211 11  
Frankston, City ofCity of Frankston Frankston Outer Metropolitan 15 December 1994 (1994-12-15) 131 51 1,038 135,971 9  
Greater Dandenong, City ofCity of Greater Dandenong Dandenong Outer Metropolitan 15 December 1994 (1994-12-15) 130 50 1,175 152,739 11  
Hume, City ofCity of Hume Broadmeadows Outer Metropolitan 15 December 1994 (1994-12-15) 503 194 386 194,006 11  
Knox, City ofCity of Knox Wantirna South Outer Metropolitan 16 October 1963 (1963-22-16) 114 44 1,366 155,681 9  
Maroondah, City ofCity of Maroondah Ringwood East Outer Metropolitan 15 December 1994 (1994-12-15) 61 24 1,841 112,310 9  
Melton, City ofCity of Melton Melton Outer Metropolitan 16 September 1862 (1862-09-16) 527 203 184 132,752 7  
Mornington Peninsula, Shire ofShire of Mornington Peninsula Rosebud Outer Metropolitan 15 December 1994 (1994-12-15) 723 279 214 155,015 11  
Nillumbik, Shire ofShire of Nillumbik Eltham Outer Metropolitan 15 December 1994 (1994-12-15) 435 168 144 62,602 7  
Whittlesea, City ofCity of Whittlesea South Morang Outer Metropolitan 12 December 1862 (1862-12-12) 490 189 399 195,397 11  
Wyndham, City ofCity of Wyndham Werribee Outer Metropolitan 6 October 1862 (1862-10-06) 542 209 387 209,847 11  
Yarra Ranges, Shire ofShire of Yarra Ranges Lilydale Outer Metropolitan 15 December 1994 (1994-12-15) 2,470 954 61 150,661 9  

SouthwestEdit

Local government area Council seat Region Year est. Land area Pop'n
(2015[1])
Councillors
2012
Notes Map
km² sq mi
Colac Otway Shire, Colac Otway Shire Colac Southwest 1994 3,433 1,325 20,255 7  
Golden Plains Shire, Golden Plains Shire Bannockburn Southwest 1994 2,704 1,044 20,809 7  
Greater Geelong, City ofCity of Greater Geelong Geelong Southwest 1993 1,240 479 229,420 13  
Queenscliffe, Borough ofBorough of Queenscliffe Queenscliff Southwest 1863 9 3 3,017 5  
Surf Coast Shire, Surf Coast Shire Torquay Southwest 1994 1,560 602 28,941 9  

Central Highlands and GoldfieldsEdit

Local government area Council seat Region Year est. Land area Pop'n
(2015[1])
Councillors
2012
Notes Map
km² sq mi
Ballarat, City ofCity of Ballarat Ballarat Central Highlands and Goldfields 1994 740 286 101,578 9  
Central Goldfields, Shire ofShire of Central Goldfields Maryborough Central Highlands and Goldfields 1995 1,534 592 12,575 7  
Greater Bendigo, City ofCity of Greater Bendigo Bendigo Central Highlands and Goldfields 1994 3,048 1,177 108,437 9  
Hepburn, Shire ofShire of Hepburn Daylesford Central Highlands and Goldfields 1995 1,470 568 14,794 7  
Loddon, Shire ofShire of Loddon Wedderburn Central Highlands and Goldfields 1995 6,694 2,585 7,283 5  
Macedon Ranges, Shire ofShire of Macedon Ranges Kyneton Central Highlands and Goldfields 1994 1,747 675 45,308 9  
Mitchell, Shire ofShire of Mitchell Broadford Central Highlands and Goldfields 1994 2,862 1,105 39,143 9  
Moorabool, Shire ofShire of Moorabool Ballan Central Highlands and Goldfields 1994 2,110 815 31,496 7  
Mount Alexander, Shire ofShire of Mount Alexander Castlemaine Central Highlands and Goldfields 1995 1,529 590 18,130 7  

Goulburn ValleyEdit

Local government area Council seat Region Year est. Land area Pop'n
(2015[1])
Councillors
2012
Notes Map
km² sq mi
Campaspe, Shire ofShire of Campaspe Echuca Goulburn Valley 1994 4,517 1,744 36,747 9  
Greater Shepparton, City ofCity of Greater Shepparton Shepparton Goulburn Valley 1994 2,420 934 63,366 7  
Moira, Shire ofShire of Moira Cobram Goulburn Valley 1963 4,078 1,575 28,820 9  
Strathbogie, Shire ofShire of Strathbogie Euroa Goulburn Valley 1994 3,302 1,275 9,826 7  

NortheastEdit

Local government area Council seat Region Year est. Land area Pop'n
(2015[1])
Councillors
2012
Notes Map
km² sq mi
Alpine Shire, Alpine Shire Bright Northeast 1994 5,005 1,932 11,858 7  
Benalla, Rural City ofRural City of Benalla Benalla Northeast 2002 2,351 908 13,496 7  
Indigo, Shire ofShire of Indigo Beechworth Northeast 1994 2,044 789 15,431 7  
Mansfield, Shire ofShire of Mansfield Mansfield Northeast 2002 3,892 1,503 8,300 5  
Murrindindi, Shire ofShire of Murrindindi Alexandra Northeast 1994 3,889 1,502 13,693 7  
Towong, Shire ofShire of Towong Tallangatta Northeast 1994 6,673 2,576 5,762 5  
Wangaratta, Rural City ofRural City of Wangaratta Wangaratta Northeast 1997 3,764 1,453 27,065 7  
Wodonga, City ofCity of Wodonga Wodonga Northeast 1876 433 167 38,559 7  

GippslandEdit

Local government area Council seat Region Year est. Land area Pop'n
(2015[1])
Councillors
2012
Notes Map
km² sq mi
Bass Coast Shire, Bass Coast Shire Wonthaggi Gippsland 1994 859 332 32,033 7  
Baw Baw, Shire ofShire of Baw Baw Warragul Gippsland 1994 4,031 1,556 46,638 9  
East Gippsland, Shire ofShire of East Gippsland Bairnsdale Gippsland 1994 20,931 8,082 43,995 9  
Latrobe, City ofCity of Latrobe Morwell Gippsland 1994 1,422 549 73,548 9  
South Gippsland Shire, South Gippsland Shire Leongatha Gippsland 1994 3,305 1,276 27,706 9  
Wellington, Shire ofShire of Wellington Sale Gippsland 1994 10,989 4,243 41,965 9  

Western DistrictEdit

Local government area Council seat Region Year est. Land area Pop'n
(2015[1])
Councillors
2012
Notes Map
km² sq mi
Ararat, Rural City ofRural City of Ararat Ararat Western District 1994 4,230 1,633 11,028 7  
Corangamite Shire, Corangamite Shire Camperdown Western District 1994 4,404 1,700 15,671 7  
Glenelg, Shire ofShire of Glenelg Portland Western District 1994 6,213 2,399 19,158 7  
Moyne, Shire ofShire of Moyne Port Fairy Western District 1994 5,478 2,115 16,229 7  
Pyrenees Shire, Pyrenees Shire Beaufort Western District 1994 3,433 1,325 6,822 5  
Southern Grampians, Shire ofShire of Southern Grampians Hamilton Western District 1994 6,652 2,568 15,751 7  
Warrnambool, City ofCity of Warrnambool Warrnambool Western District 1855 120 46 33,644 7  

WimmeraEdit

Local government area Council seat Region Year est. Land area Pop'n
(2015[1])
Councillors
2012
Notes Map
km² sq mi
Hindmarsh, Shire ofShire of Hindmarsh Nhill Wimmera 1995 7,527 2,906 5,494 6  
Horsham, Rural City ofRural City of Horsham Horsham Wimmera 1995 4,239 1,637 19,774 7  
Northern Grampians, Shire ofShire of Northern Grampians Stawell Wimmera 1995 5,918 2,285 11,509 7  
West Wimmera, Shire ofShire of West Wimmera Edenhope Wimmera 1995 9,107 3,516 3,879 5  
Yarriambiack, Shire ofShire of Yarriambiack Warracknabeal Wimmera 1995 7,310 2,822 6,759 7  

The MalleeEdit

Local government area Council seat Region Year est. Land area Pop'n
(2015[1])
Councillors
2012
Notes Map
km² sq mi
Buloke, Shire ofShire of Buloke Wycheproof The Mallee 1995 8,004 3,090 5,952 7  
Gannawarra, Shire ofShire of Gannawarra Kerang The Mallee 1995 3,732 1,441 10,019 7  
Mildura, Rural City ofRural City of Mildura Mildura The Mallee 1995 22,214 8,577 53,015 9  
Swan Hill, Rural City ofRural City of Swan Hill Swan Hill The Mallee 1995 6,103 2,356 20,409 7  

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