Shire of Omeo
The Shire of Omeo was a local government area about 390 kilometres (242 mi) east-north-east of Melbourne, the state capital of Victoria, Australia. The shire covered an area of 5,641 square kilometres (2,178.0 sq mi), and existed from 1872 until 1994.
|Shire of Omeo|
Location in Victoria
|• Density||0.2978/km2 (0.7713/sq mi)|
|Area||5,641 km2 (2,178.0 sq mi)|
|County||Bogong, Benambra, Dargo, Tambo|
Omeo was incorporated as a shire on 25 October 1872.
On 2 December 1994, the Shire was abolished, and merged with City and Shire of Bairnsdale, Shire of Tambo and the Boole Boole Peninsula from Shire of Rosedale into the Shire of East Gippsland. The Dinner Plain district merged into the Alpine Shire which had been created two weeks earlier.
Omeo was divided into four ridings on 15 January 1957, each of which elected three councillors:
- Omeo Riding
- Ensay Riding
- Hinnomunjie Riding
- Tongio Riding
Towns and localitiesEdit
* Estimate in the 1958 Victorian Year Book.
- Australian Bureau of Statistics, Victoria Office (1994). Victorian Year Book. pp. 49–52. ISSN 0067-1223.
- Victorian Municipal Directory. Brunswick: Arnall & Jackson. 1992. pp. 796–797. Accessed at State Library of Victoria, La Trobe Reading Room.
- Australian Bureau of Statistics (1 August 1995). Victorian local government amalgamations 1994-1995: Changes to the Australian Standard Geographical Classification (PDF). Commonwealth of Australia. p. 4,6. ISBN 0-642-23117-6. Retrieved 5 January 2008.