Local government areas of Victoria

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This is a list of local government areas (LGAs) in Victoria, sorted by region. Also referred to as municipalities, the 79 Victorian LGAs are classified as cities (34), shires (38), rural cities (6) and boroughs (1). In general, an urban or suburban LGA is called a city and is governed by a City Council, while a rural LGA covering a larger rural area is usually called a shire and is governed by a Shire Council. Local councils have the same administrative functions and similar political structures, regardless of their classification. The sorting of LGAs into regions is for presentation purposes only, and has no legal or administrative significance.

Greater Melbourne[edit]

Local government area Council seat Region Date established Land area (km2) Population (2018)[1][2] Pop. density Councillors
(2012)
Notes Map
City of Melbourne Melbourne Inner Melbourne 12 August 1842 (1842-08-12) 37 169,961 11,897 11 MelbLGA-Melbourne.gif
City of Port Phillip St Kilda Inner Melbourne 22 June 1994 (1994-06-22) 21 113,200 13,961 7 Merger of St Kilda, South Melbourne and Port Melbourne MelbLGA-PortPhillip.gif
City of Stonnington Malvern Inner Melbourne 22 June 1994 (1994-06-22) 26 116,207 11,576 9 Merger of Malvern and Prahran MelbLGA-Stonnington.gif
City of Yarra Richmond Inner Melbourne 22 June 1994 (1994-06-22) 20 98,521 12,758 9 Merger of Richmond, Collingwood, Fitzroy, Northcote and parts of Melbourne MelbLGA-Yarra.gif
City of Banyule Greensborough Metropolitan Melbourne 15 December 1994 (1994-12-15) 63 130,237 5,354 7 Merger of Heidelberg and parts of Diamond Valley and Eltham MelbLGA-Banyule.gif
City of Bayside Sandringham Metropolitan Melbourne 15 December 1994 (1994-12-15) 37 105,718 7,400 7 Merger of Brighton and Sandringham and parts of Mordialloc and Moorabbin MelbLGA-Bayside.gif
City of Boroondara Camberwell Metropolitan Melbourne 22 June 1994 (1994-06-22) 60 181,289 7,826 10 Merger of Camberwell, Kew and Hawthorn MelbLGA-Boroondara.gif
City of Darebin Preston Metropolitan Melbourne 22 June 1994 (1994-06-22) 54 161,609 7,751 9 Merger of Northcote and Preston MelbLGA-Darebin.gif
City of Glen Eira Caulfield North Metropolitan Melbourne 15 December 1994 (1994-12-15) 39 153,858 10,218 9 Merger of Caulfield and parts of Moorabbin MelbLGA-GlenEira.gif
City of Hobsons Bay Altona Metropolitan Melbourne 22 June 1994 (1994-06-22) 64 96,470 3,904 7 Merger of Williamstown and Altona MelbLGA-HobsonsBay.gif
City of Kingston Cheltenham Metropolitan Melbourne 15 December 1994 (1994-12-15) 91 163,431 4,651 9 Merger of Chelsea and parts of Mordialloc, Moorabbin, Oakleigh and Springvale MelbLGA-Kingston.gif
City of Manningham Doncaster Metropolitan Melbourne 15 December 1994 (1994-12-15) 113 125,508 2,877 9 MelbLGA-Manningham.gif
City of Maribyrnong Footscray Metropolitan Melbourne 15 December 1994 (1994-12-15) 31 91,387 7,635 7 Merger of Footscray and parts of Sunshine MelbLGA-Maribyrnong.gif
City of Monash Glen Waverley Metropolitan Melbourne 15 December 1994 (1994-12-15) 82 200,077 6,319 11 Merger of Waverley and parts of Oakleigh MelbLGA-Monash.gif
City of Moonee Valley Moonee Ponds Metropolitan Melbourne 15 December 1994 (1994-12-15) 43 127,883 7,703 9 Merger of Essendon and parts of Keilor MelbLGA-MooneePonds.gif
City of Moreland Coburg Metropolitan Melbourne 22 June 1994 (1994-06-22) 51 181,725 9,229 11 Merger of Brunswick, Coburg and parts of Broadmeadows MelbLGA-Moreland.gif
City of Whitehorse Nunawading Metropolitan Melbourne 15 December 1994 (1994-12-15) 64 176,196 7,130 10 Merger of Box Hill and Nunawading MelbLGA-Whitehorse.gif
City of Brimbank Sunshine Outer Metropolitan 15 December 1994 (1994-12-15) 123 208,714 4,395 11 Merger of Keilor and Sunshine MelbLGA-Brimbank.gif
Shire of Cardinia Officer Outer Metropolitan 15 December 1994 (1994-12-15) 1283 107,120 216 9 Merger of Pakenham and parts of Cranbourne and Sherbrooke MelbLGA-Cardinia.gif
City of Casey Narre Warren Outer Metropolitan 15 December 1994 (1994-12-15) 409 340,419 2,156 11 Merger of Berwick and parts of Cranbourne MelbLGA-Casey.gif
City of Frankston Frankston Outer Metropolitan 15 December 1994 (1994-12-15) 130 141,845 2,826 9 MelbLGA-Frankston.gif
City of Greater Dandenong Dandenong Outer Metropolitan 15 December 1994 (1994-12-15) 130 166,094 3,309 11 Merger of Dandenong and Springvale MelbLGA-GreaterDandenong.gif
City of Hume Broadmeadows Outer Metropolitan 15 December 1994 (1994-12-15) 504 224,394 1,153 11 MelbLGA-Hume.gif
City of Knox Wantirna South Outer Metropolitan 16 October 1963 (1963-22-16) 114 163,203 3,552 9 MelbLGA-Knox.gif
City of Maroondah Ringwood East Outer Metropolitan 15 December 1994 (1994-12-15) 61 117,498 4,989 9 Merger of Croydon and Ringwood MelbLGA-Maroondah.gif
City of Melton Melton Outer Metropolitan 16 September 1862 (1862-09-16) 528 156,713 769 7 MelbLGA-Melton.gif
Shire of Mornington Peninsula Rosebud Outer Metropolitan 15 December 1994 (1994-12-15) 724 165,822 593 11 Merger of Flinders, Hastings and Mornington MelbLGA-MorningtonPeninsula.gif
Shire of Nillumbik Greensborough Outer Metropolitan 15 December 1994 (1994-12-15) 432 64,941 389 7 MelbLGA-Nillumbik.gif
City of Whittlesea South Morang Outer Metropolitan 12 December 1862 (1862-12-12) 490 223,322 1,180 11 MelbLGA-Whittlesea.gif
City of Wyndham Werribee Outer Metropolitan 6 October 1862 (1862-10-06) 542 255,322 1,220 11 MelbLGA-Wyndham.gif
Shire of Yarra Ranges Lilydale Outer Metropolitan 15 December 1994 (1994-12-15) 2468 158,173 166 9 Merger of Healesville, Lillydale, Upper Yarra and parts of Sherbrooke MelbLGA-YarraRanges.gif

Regional Victoria[edit]

Barwon South West[edit]

Local government area Council seat Date established Land area[2] Population Councillors
(2012)
Notes Map
km2 sq mi (2013)[1] (2018)[1][2]
Colac Otway Shire Colac 1994 3,438 1,327 21,035 21,503 7 Australia Victoria Colac Otway Shire.svg
Corangamite Shire Camperdown 1994 4,408 1,702 16,410 16,140 7 Australia Victoria Corangamite Shire.svg
Shire of Glenelg Portland 1994 6,219 2,401 19,797 19,665 7 Australia Victoria Glenelg Shire.svg
City of Greater Geelong Geelong 1993 1,248 482 223,357 252,217 13 Australia Victoria Greater Geelong City.svg
Shire of Moyne Port Fairy 1994 5,482 2,117 16,431 16,887 7 Australia Victoria Moyne Shire.svg
Borough of Queenscliffe Queenscliff 1863 8.6 3 3,002 2,982 5 Australia Victoria Queenscliffe Borough.svg
Shire of Southern Grampians Hamilton 1994 6,654 2,569 16,355 16,135 7 Australia Victoria Southern Grampians Shire.svg
Surf Coast Shire Torquay 1994 1,553 600 28,228 32,251 9 Australia Victoria Surf Coast Shire.svg
City of Warrnambool Warrnambool 1855 121 47 33,423 34,862 7 Australia Victoria Warrnambool City.svg

Grampians[edit]

Local government area Council seat Date established Land area[2] Population Councillors
(2012)
Notes Map
km2 sq mi (2013)[1] (2018)[1][2]
Rural City of Ararat Ararat 1994 4,211 1,626 11,490 11,795 7 Australia Victoria Ararat RC.svg
City of Ballarat Ballarat 1994 739 285 98,344 107,325 9 Australia Victoria Ballarat City.svg
Golden Plains Shire Bannockburn 1994 2,703 1,044 20,362 23,120 7 Australia Victoria Golden Plains Shire.svg
Shire of Hepburn Daylesford 1995 1,473 569 15,022 15,812 7 Australia Victoria Hepburn Shire.svg
Shire of Hindmarsh Nhill 1995 7,524 2,905 5,852 5,645 6 Australia Victoria Hindmarsh Shire.svg
Rural City of Horsham Horsham 1995 4,267 1,647 19,694 19,875 7 Australia Victoria Horsham RC.svg
Shire of Moorabool Ballan 1994 2,111 815 30,410 34,158 7 Australia Victoria Moorabool Shire.svg
Shire of Northern Grampians Stawell 1995 5,730 2,212 11,880 11,431 7 Australia Victoria Northern Grampians Shire.svg
Pyrenees Shire Beaufort 1994 3,435 1,326 6,938 7,353 5 Australia Victoria Pyrenees Shire.svg
Shire of West Wimmera Edenhope 1995 9,108 3,517 4,124 3,862 5 Australia Victoria West Wimmera Shire.svg
Shire of Yarriambiack Warracknabeal 1995 7,326 2,829 7,032 6,658 7 Australia Victoria Yarriambiack Shire.svg

Gippsland[edit]

Local government area Council seat Date established Land area[2] Population Councillors
(2012)
Notes Map
km2 sq mi (2013)[1] (2018)[1][2]
Bass Coast Shire Wonthaggi 1994 866 334 31,331 35,327 7 Australia Victoria Bass Coast Shire.svg
Shire of Baw Baw Warragul 1994 4,028 1,555 45,627 52,015 9 Australia Victoria Baw Baw Shire.svg
Shire of East Gippsland Bairnsdale 1994 20,940 8,085 43,809 46,818 9 Australia Victoria East Gippsland Shire.svg
City of Latrobe Morwell 1994 1,426 551 74,124 75,211 9 Australia Victoria Latrobe City.svg
South Gippsland Shire Leongatha 1994 3,435 1,326 28,273 29,579 9 Australia Victoria South Gippsland Shire.svg
Shire of Wellington Sale 1994 10,817 4,176 42,721 44,019 9 Australia Victoria Wellington Shire.svg

Hume[edit]

Local government area Council seat Date established Land area[2] Population Councillors
(2012)
Notes Map
km2 sq mi (2013)[1] (2018)[1][2]
Alpine Shire Bright 1994 4,788 1,849 12,283 12,730 7 Australia Victoria Alpine Shire locator map.svg
Rural City of Benalla Benalla 2002 2,353 908 13,878 14,024 7 Australia Victoria Benalla RC locator map.svg
City of Greater Shepparton Shepparton 1994 2,422 935 63,244 66,007 7 Australia Victoria Greater Shepparton City.svg
Shire of Indigo Beechworth 1994 2,040 788 15,605 16,490 7 Australia Victoria Indigo Shire.svg
Shire of Mansfield Mansfield 2002 3,844 1,484 8,276 8,979 5 Australia Victoria Mansfield Shire.svg
Shire of Mitchell Broadford 1994 2,862 1,105 37,788 44,299 9 Australia Victoria Mitchell Shire.svg
Shire of Moira Cobram 1994 4,046 1,562 25,401 29,799 9 Australia Victoria Moira Shire.svg
Shire of Murrindindi Alexandra 1994 3,880 1,498 13,563 14,478 7 Australia Victoria Murrindindi Shire.svg
Shire of Strathbogie Euroa 1994 3,303 1,275 9,119 10,645 7 Australia Victoria Strathbogie Shire.svg
Shire of Towong Tallangatta 1994 6,675 2,577 5,961 6,054 5 Australia Victoria Towong Shire.svg
Rural City of Wangaratta Wangaratta 1997 3,645 1,407 27,650 29,087 7 Australia Victoria Wangaratta RC.svg
City of Wodonga Wodonga 1876 433 167 37,575 41,429 7 Australia Victoria Wodonga City.svg

Loddon Mallee[edit]

Local government area Council seat Date established Land area[2] Population Councillors
(2012)
Notes Map
km2 sq mi (2013)[1] (2018)[1][2]
Shire of Buloke Wycheproof 1995 8,000 3,089 6,388 6,184 7 Australia Victoria Buloke Shire.svg
Shire of Campaspe Echuca 1994 4,519 1,745 37,213 37,592 9 Australia Victoria Campaspe Shire.svg
Shire of Central Goldfields Maryborough 1995 1,533 592 12,815 13,209 7 Australia Victoria Central Goldfields Shire.svg
Shire of Gannawarra Kerang 1995 3,735 1,442 10,526 10,547 7 Australia Victoria Gannawarra Shire.svg
City of Greater Bendigo Bendigo 1994 3,000 1,158 105,957 116,045 9 Australia Victoria Greater Bendigo City.svg
Shire of Loddon Wedderburn 1995 6,696 2,585 7,518 7,513 5 Australia Victoria Loddon Shire.svg
Shire of Macedon Ranges Kyneton 1994 1,748 675 44,595 49,388 9 Australia Victoria Macedon Ranges Shire.svg
Rural City of Mildura Mildura 1995 22,083 8,526 53,156 55,515 9 Australia Victoria Mildura RC.svg
Shire of Mount Alexander Castlemaine 1995 1,530 591 18,247 19,514 7 Australia Victoria Mount Alexander Shire.svg
Rural City of Swan Hill Swan Hill 1995 6,115 2,361 21,003 20,759 7 Australia Victoria Swan Hill RC.svg

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k "People: Population: ERP by LGA (ASGS 2018), 2001 to 2018". ABS.Stat. Australian Bureau of Statistics. 27 March 2019. Retrieved 29 November 2019.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k "3218.0 – Regional Population Growth, Australia, 2017-18: Population Estimates by Local Government Area (ASGS 2018), 2017 to 2018" (XLS). Australian Bureau of Statistics. Australian Bureau of Statistics. 27 March 2019. Retrieved 25 October 2019. Estimated resident population, 30 June 2018.

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