The Shire is governed and administered by the Corangamite Shire Council; its seat of local government and administrative centre is located at the council headquarters in Camperdown. The Shire is named after the major geographical feature in the region, Lake Corangamite, which is located on the eastern boundary of the LGA.
The council is composed of five wards and seven councillors, with three councillors elected to represent the Central Ward and one councillor per remaining ward elected to represent each of the other wards.
The council meets in the council chambers at the council headquarters in the Camperdown Municipal Offices, which is also the location of the council's administrative activities. It also provides customer services at its administrative centre in Camperdown.
^ abVictoria Government Gazette – Online Archive (1837–1997). Order estg (Part 3) the Shire of Corangamite. "S63 of 1994". State Library of Victoria. State Government of Victoria (published 23 September 1994). pp. 3–4. Retrieved 10 January 2014.Check date values in: |date= (help)
^Local Government in Victoria. "Corangamite Shire Council". Department of Transport, Planning and Local Infrastructure. State Government of Victoria. Retrieved 10 January 2014.