Shire of Corangamite

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Shire of Corangamite
Australia Victoria Corangamite Shire.svg
Location in Victoria
Population16,140 (2018)[1]
 • Density3.6615/km2 (9.483/sq mi)
Gazetted23 September 1994[2]
Area4,408 km2 (1,701.9 sq mi)[1]
MayorCr Neil Trotter
Council seatCamperdown
RegionBarwon South West
State electorate(s)
Federal division(s)Wannon
Corangamite Shire Logo.jpg
WebsiteShire of Corangamite
LGAs around Shire of Corangamite:
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Moyne Shire of Corangamite Colac Otway
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The Shire of Corangamite is a local government area in the Barwon South West region of Victoria, Australia, located in the south-western part of the state. It covers an area of 4,408 square kilometres (1,702 sq mi) and in June 2018 had a population of 16,140.[1] It includes the towns of Camperdown, Terang, Cobden, Timboon, Port Campbell and Skipton. It was formed in 1994 from the amalgamation of the Town of Camperdown, Shire of Hampden, Shire of Heytesbury, and parts of the Shire of Otway, Shire of Mortlake and Shire of Warrnambool.[2]

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.


Current composition[edit]

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.[3]

Ward Party Councillor Notes
Central   Independent Geraldine Conheady
  Independent Ruth Gstrein
  Independent Laurie Hickey
Coastal   Independent Jamie Vogels
North   Independent Nicholas Cole
South Central   Independent Joanne Beard
South-West   Independent Kate Makin

Administration and governance[edit]

The Council meets at the Killara Centre in Camperdown while its main Council offices are located at 181 Manifold Street.

Main towns in shire[edit]

In June 2018 the shire had a population of 16,140.[1]

Locality Total
Berrybank 40
Bookaar 163
Boorcan 146
Brucknell 341
Camperdown 3,369
Carpendeit 134
Cobden 1,839
Cobrico 80
Cooriemungle 364
Locality Total
Cressy 175
Curdievale 124
Darlington 107
Derrinallum 557
Ecklin South 188
Foxhow 19
Glenormiston South 108
Jancourt East 188
Lismore 420
Locality Total
Naroghid 71
Noorat 333
Peterborough 247
Pirron Yallock 113
Pomborneit 62
Port Campbell 478
Princetown 241
Scotts Creek 248
Simpson 569
Locality Total
Skipton 586
South Purrumbete 109
Stonyford 51
Terang 2,288
Tesbury 112
Timboon 1,202
Vite Vite 39
Waarre 15
Weerite 117

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c d "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). "S63 of 1994: Order estg (Part 3) the Shire of Corangamite". State Library of Victoria. State Government of Victoria (published 23 September 1994). pp. 3–4. Retrieved 12 January 2017.
  3. ^ "Corangamite Shire Council election results 2020". Retrieved 8 November 2020.

External links[edit]

Media related to Shire of Corangamite at Wikimedia Commons

Coordinates: 38°14′00″S 143°09′00″E / 38.23333°S 143.15000°E / -38.23333; 143.15000