South Gippsland Shire

The Shire of South Gippsland is a local government area in Victoria, Australia, located in the south-eastern part of the state. It covers an area of 3,296 square kilometres (1,273 sq mi) and, in June 2018, had a population of 29,576.

Shire of South Gippsland
Australia Victoria South Gippsland Shire.svg
Location in Victoria
Population29,576 (2018)[1]
 • Density8.9733/km2 (23.241/sq mi)
Gazetted2 December 1994[2]
Area3,296 km2 (1,272.6 sq mi)[1]
Council seatLeongatha
RegionEastern Victoria
State electorate(s)Gippsland South
Federal Division(s)McMillan
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WebsiteShire of South Gippsland
LGAs around Shire of South Gippsland:
Cardinia Baw Baw Latrobe
Bass Coast Shire of South Gippsland Wellington
Bass Strait Bass Strait Bass Strait

It includes the towns of Leongatha, Korumburra, Foster, Poowong, Mirboo North and Meeniyan. It was formed in 1994 from the amalgamation of the former Shire of South Gippsland with the Shire of Mirboo, and parts of the Shire of Korumburra and Shire of Woorayl.[2]

The Shire is governed and administered by the South Gippsland Shire Council; its seat of local government and administrative centre is located at the council headquarters in Leongatha, it also has a service centre located in Mirboo North. The Shire is named after the Gippsland region, in which the LGA occupies the southernmost portion, including Wilsons Promontory at the southern tip of the Australian continent.


Current compositionEdit

The council is composed of three wards and nine councillors, with three councillors per ward elected to represent each ward.[3] There is presently no one on the council after they were sacked by the state government on 19 June 2019.[4]

Administration and governanceEdit

The council meets in the council chambers at the council headquarters in the Leongatha Municipal Offices, which is also the location of the council's administrative activities. It also provides customer services at both its administrative centre in Leongatha, and its service centre in Mirboo North.

Townships and localitiesEdit

In June 2018 the shire had a population of 29,576.[1]

Locality Total
Agnes 57
Arawata 79
Bena 294
Buffalo 272
Dumbalk 413
Fish Creek 827
Foster 1,164
Kongwak 193
Locality Total
Koonwarra 404
Korumburra 3,639
Leongatha 5,119
Leongatha South 628
Loch 638
Middle Tarwin 95
Meeniyan 1,040
Mirboo 290
Mirboo North 1,697
Nyora 1,527
Locality Total
Poowong 360
Port Franklin 134
Port Welshpool 209
Ruby 188
Sandy Point 270
Stony Creek 281
Tarwin 56
Tarwin Lower 358
Locality Total
Toora 681
Venus Bay 944
Walkerville 84
Waratah Bay 56
Welshpool 331
Yanakie 251

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 Archive (1837–1997). "S94 of 1994: Order estg (Part 6) the Shire of South Gippsland". State Library of Victoria. State Government of Victoria (published 2 December 1994). p. 3. Retrieved 10 January 2014.
  3. ^ Local Government in Victoria. "South Gippsland Shire Council". Department of Transport, Planning and Local Infrastructure. State Government of Victoria. Retrieved 10 January 2014.
  4. ^ South Gippsland council sacked

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Coordinates: 38°35′00″S 146°00′00″E / 38.58333°S 146.00000°E / -38.58333; 146.00000