Shire of Mansfield

The Shire of Mansfield 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 3,844 square kilometres (1,484 sq mi) and in June 2018, had a population of 8,979.[1]

Shire of Mansfield
Australia Victoria Mansfield Shire.svg
Location in Victoria
Population8,979 (2018)[1]
 • Density2.3358/km2 (6.0498/sq mi)
Gazetted17 October 2002[2]
Area3,844 km2 (1,484.2 sq mi)[1]
MayorCr Ray Robinson
Council seatMansfield
State electorate(s)Eildon
Federal Division(s)Indi
Mansfield Shire Logo.gif
WebsiteShire of Mansfield
LGAs around Shire of Mansfield:
Strathbogie Benalla Wangaratta
Murrindindi Shire of Mansfield Wellington
Yarra Ranges Baw Baw Wellington

It includes the towns of Mansfield, Mount Buller, Bonnie Doon, Jamieson, Kevington, Merrijig, Tolmie and Woods Point. It was formed in 2002 from the de-amalgamation of the Shire of Delatite into the current shire and the Rural City of Benalla.[2]

The de-amalgamation was the only successful de-amalgamation following the Kennett Government's policy of local government mergers. It was the result of organised political activity, with parallels to other autonomy movements.[3]

The Shire is governed and administered by the Mansfield Shire Council; its seat of local government and administrative centre is located at the council headquarters in Mansfield. The Shire is named after the main urban settlement located in the north of the LGA, that is Mansfield, which is also the LGA's most populous urban centre with a population of 4,360.[4]

The Shire is bordered by the Rural City of Benalla, the Shire of Baw Baw, the Shire of Murrindindi, the Shire of Yarra Ranges, the Shire of Strathbogie and the Shire of Wellington. There are two unincorporated areas within the shire; the areas around Mount Buller and Mount Stirling.


Current compositionEdit

The council is composed of four wards and five councillors, with two councillors elected to represent the Mansfield Ward and one councillor per remaining ward elected to represent each of the other wards.[5]

Ward Councillor Notes
Bonnie Doon   Paul Sladdin
Jamieson   Harry Westendorp Mayor
Mansfield   Paul Volkering
  Peter Olver Deputy Mayor
Tolmie   Marg Attley


Administration and governanceEdit

The council meets in the council chambers at the council headquarters in the Mansfield Municipal Offices, which is also the location of the council's administrative activities. It also provides customer services at its administrative centre in Mansfield.

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 Victoria Government Gazette – Online Search (1998–present). "G42 of 2002: Order estg the Rural City of Benalla and Shire of Mansfield" (PDF). Victoria Government Gazette. State Government of Victoria (published 17 October 2002). pp. 85–97. Retrieved 10 January 2014. Check date values in: |year= (help)
  3. ^ Chen, Peter. "'They are not like us'". University of Melbourne. University of Melbourne. Retrieved 13 December 2018.
  4. ^ Census QuickStats (2011). "Mansfield (SS) – SSC20844". Australian Bureau of Statistics. Government of Australia. Retrieved 10 January 2014.
  5. ^ Local Government in Victoria. "Mansfield Shire Council". Department of Transport, Planning and Local Infrastructure. State Government of Victoria. Retrieved 10 January 2014.
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Coordinates: 37°03′00″S 146°05′00″E / 37.05000°S 146.08333°E / -37.05000; 146.08333