Shire of Wellington

The Shire of Wellington is a local government area in Victoria, Australia, located in the eastern part of the state. It covers an area of 10,817 square kilometres (4,176 sq mi) and in June 2018 had a population of 44,019.

Shire of Wellington
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Location in Victoria
Population44,019 (2018)[1]
 • Density4.06943/km2 (10.5398/sq mi)
Gazetted2 December 1994[2]
Area10,817 km2 (4,176.5 sq mi)[1]
MayorCr Alan Hall [3]
Council seatSale
RegionEastern Victoria
State electorate(s)
Federal Division(s)Gippsland
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WebsiteShire of Wellington
LGAs around Shire of Wellington:
Mansfield Wangaratta Alpine
Latrobe Shire of Wellington East Gippsland
South Gippsland Bass Strait Bass Strait

It includes the towns of Heyfield, Rosedale, Maffra, Sale, Stratford, Coongulla, Newry, Tinamba and Yarram. It was formed in 1994 from the amalgamation of the Shire of Alberton, Shire of Avon, Shire of Maffra, City of Sale and parts of the Shire of Rosedale.[2]

The Shire is governed and administered by the Wellington Shire Council; its seat of local government and administrative centre is located at the council headquarters in Sale, it also has service centres located in Maffra, Stratford and Rosedale. The Shire is named after a major geographical feature in the region, Lake Wellington, which is located in the south-east of the LGA.


Current compositionEdit

The Council is composed of three wards and nine councillors, with three councillors per ward elected to represent each ward.[4][5]

Ward Councillor Notes
Northern   Carolyn Crossley Mayor (2015, 2017 and 2018) [6] [7]
  Malcolm Hole Mayor (2002 and 2006) [8]
  Carmel Ripper (Replaced Keith Mills Nov 2017) [9]
Central   Ian Bye
  Darren McCubbin Mayor (2008, 2009 and 2016) [10]
  Scott Rossetti Mayor (2010, 2012 and 2013) [11]
Coastal   Alan Hall Mayor 2019 [12]
  Gayle Maher
  Garry Stephens

Administration and governanceEdit

The Council meets in the Council Chambers of the Wellington Centre in the Port of Sale precinct at 70 Foster Street, which also houses the Gippsland Art Gallery, Visitor Information Centre and Sale Library.[13] The council headquarters are located over the road at 18 Desailly Street which is the location of the council's administrative activities.[14] It also provides customer services at its service centres in Maffra, Stratford, Rosedale and Yarram.

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ a b "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 Archive (1837–1997). "S94 of 1994: Order estg (Part 7) the Shire of Wellington". State Library of Victoria. State Government of Victoria (published 2 December 1994). p. 3. Retrieved 10 January 2014.
  3. ^ Bell, Liz (8 November 2018). "We have a new mayor". Gippsland Times. Retrieved 12 November 2018.
  4. ^ Local Government in Victoria. "Wellington Shire Council". Department of Transport, Planning and Local Infrastructure. State Government of Victoria. Retrieved 10 January 2014.
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  12. ^ Bell, Liz (8 November 2018). "We have a new mayor". Gippsland Times. Retrieved 12 November 2018.
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Coordinates: 37°53′00″S 146°59′00″E / 37.88333°S 146.98333°E / -37.88333; 146.98333