Local government areas of Victoria

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This is a list of local government areas (LGAs) in Victoria, sorted by region. For the history and responsibilities of local government in that state, see Local government in Victoria.

Local government areas sorted by region[edit]

Greater Melbourne[edit]

Local government area Council seat Region Year est. Land area Pop'n
(2011 census)
Notes Map
km² sq mi
Melbourne, City ofCity of Melbourne Melbourne Inner Melbourne 12 August 1842 (1842-08-12) 37 14 93,625 Capital city of Victoria. MelbLGA-Melbourne.gif
Port Phillip, City ofCity of Port Phillip St Kilda Inner Melbourne 22 June 1994 (1994-06-22) 21 8 91,372 MelbLGA-PortPhillip.gif
Stonnington, City ofCity of Stonnington Malvern Inner Melbourne 22 June 1994 (1994-06-22) 26 10 93,145 MelbLGA-Stonnington.gif
Yarra, City ofCity of Yarra Richmond Inner Melbourne 22 June 1994 (1994-06-22) 20 8 74,090 Amalgamation of the cities of Richmond, Collingwood, Fitzroy and Northcote. MelbLGA-Yarra.gif
Banyule, City ofCity of Banyule Ivanhoe Metropolitan Melbourne 15 December 1994 (1994-12-15) 63 24 118,306 Created from the merger of the City of Heidelberg and parts of Shire of Diamond Valley and the Shire of Eltham. MelbLGA-Banyule.gif
Bayside, City ofCity of Bayside Sandringham Metropolitan Melbourne 15 December 1994 (1994-12-15) 36 14 91,814 Amalgamation of cities of Brighton and Sandringham and parts of the cities of Mordialloc and Moorabbin. MelbLGA-Bayside.gif
Boroondara, City ofCity of Boroondara Camberwell Metropolitan Melbourne 22 June 1994 (1994-06-22) 60 23 159,184 Amalgamation of the cities of Camberwell, Kew and Hawthorn. MelbLGA-Boroondara.gif
Brimbank, City ofCity of Brimbank Sunshine Metropolitan Melbourne 15 December 1994 (1994-12-15) 123 47 182,735 MelbLGA-Brimbank.gif
Darebin, City ofCity of Darebin Preston Metropolitan Melbourne 22 June 1994 (1994-06-22) 53 20 136,474 Amalgamation of the cities of Northcote and Preston. MelbLGA-Darebin.gif
Glen Eira, City ofCity of Glen Eira Caulfield North Metropolitan Melbourne 15 December 1994 (1994-12-15) 39 15 131,013 MelbLGA-GlenEira.gif
Hobsons Bay, City ofCity of Hobsons Bay Altona Metropolitan Melbourne 22 June 1994 (1994-06-22) 65 25 83,863 MelbLGA-HobsonsBay.gif
Kingston, City ofCity of Kingston Cheltenham Metropolitan Melbourne 15 December 1994 (1994-12-15) 91 35 142,425 MelbLGA-Kingston.gif
Manningham, City ofCity of Manningham Doncaster Metropolitan Melbourne 15 December 1994 (1994-12-15) 113 44 111,300 MelbLGA-Manningham.gif
Maribyrnong, City ofCity of Maribyrnong Footscray Metropolitan Melbourne 15 December 1994 (1994-12-15) 31 12 71,635 MelbLGA-Maribyrnong.gif
Monash, City ofCity of Monash Glen Waverley Metropolitan Melbourne 15 December 1994 (1994-12-15) 82 32 169,280 The city was formed from the merger of the City of Oakleigh and the City of Waverley. MelbLGA-Monash.gif
Moonee Valley, City ofCity of Moonee Valley Moonee Ponds Metropolitan Melbourne 15 December 1994 (1994-12-15) 44 17 107,443 MelbLGA-MooneePonds.gif
Moreland, City ofCity of Moreland Coburg Metropolitan Melbourne 22 June 1994 (1994-06-22) 51 20 147,241 MelbLGA-Moreland.gif
Whitehorse, City ofCity of Whitehorse Nunawading Metropolitan Melbourne 15 December 1994 (1994-12-15) 64 25 151,334 MelbLGA-Whitehorse.gif
Cardinia, Shire ofShire of Cardinia Officer Outer Metropolitan 15 December 1994 (1994-12-15) 1,281 495 74,176 MelbLGA-Cardinia.gif
Casey, City ofCity of Casey Narre Warren Outer Metropolitan 15 December 1994 (1994-12-15) 410 158 252,382 MelbLGA-Casey.gif
Frankston, City ofCity of Frankston Frankston Outer Metropolitan 15 December 1994 (1994-12-15) 131 51 126,458 MelbLGA-Frankston.gif
Greater Dandenong, City ofCity of Greater Dandenong Dandenong Outer Metropolitan 15 December 1994 (1994-12-15) 130 50 135,605 MelbLGA-GreaterDandenong.gif
Hume, City ofCity of Hume Broadmeadows Outer Metropolitan 15 December 1994 (1994-12-15) 503 194 167,562 MelbLGA-Hume.gif
Knox, City ofCity of Knox Wantirna South Outer Metropolitan 16 October 1963 (1963-22-16) 114 44 149,300 MelbLGA-Knox.gif
Maroondah, City ofCity of Maroondah RIngwood East Outer Metropolitan 15 December 1994 (1994-12-15) 61 24 103,839 MelbLGA-Maroondah.gif
Melton, City ofCity of Melton Melton Outer Metropolitan 16 September 1862 (1862-09-16) 527 203 109,259 MelbLGA-Melton.gif
Mornington Peninsula, Shire ofShire of Mornington Peninsula Rosebud Outer Metropolitan 15 December 1994 (1994-12-15) 723 279 144,608 MelbLGA-MorningtonPeninsula.gif
Nillumbik, Shire ofShire of Nillumbik Eltham Outer Metropolitan 15 December 1994 (1994-12-15) 435 168 60,342 MelbLGA-Nillumbik.gif
Whittlesea, City ofCity of Whittlesea South Morang Outer Metropolitan 12 December 1862 (1862-12-12) 490 189 154,880 MelbLGA-Whittlesea.gif
Wyndham, City ofCity of Wyndham Werribee Outer Metropolitan 6 October 1862 (1862-10-06) 542 209 161,575 MelbLGA-Wyndham.gif
Yarra Ranges, Shire ofShire of Yarra Ranges Lilydale Outer Metropolitan 15 December 1994 (1994-12-15) 2,470 954 144,541 MelbLGA-YarraRanges.gif

Southwest[edit]

Local government area Council seat Region Year est. Land area Pop'n
(2011 census)
Notes Map
km² sq mi
Colac Otway Shire, Colac Otway Shire Colac Southwest 1994 3,433 1,325 20,345 Australia Victoria Colac Otway Shire.svg
Golden Plains Shire, Golden Plains Shire Bannockburn Southwest 1994 2,704 1,044 18,770 Australia Victoria Golden Plains Shire.svg
Greater Geelong, City ofCity of Greater Geelong Geelong Southwest 1993 1,240 479 210,875 Australia Victoria Greater Geelong City.svg
Queenscliffe, Borough ofBorough of Queenscliffe Queenscliff Southwest 1863 9 3 3,000 Australia Victoria Queenscliffe Borough.svg
Surf Coast Shire, Surf Coast Shire Torquay Southwest 1994 1,560 602 25,870 Australia Victoria Surf Coast Shire.svg

Central Highlands and Goldfields[edit]

Local government area Council seat Region Year est. Land area Pop'n
(2011 census)
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km² sq mi
Ballarat, City ofCity of Ballarat Ballarat Central Highlands and Goldfields 1994 740 286 93,501 Australia Victoria Ballarat City.svg
Central Goldfields, Shire ofShire of Central Goldfields Maryborough Central Highlands and Goldfields 1995 1,534 592 12,496 Australia Victoria Central Goldfields Shire.svg
Greater Bendigo, City ofCity of Greater Bendigo Bendigo Central Highlands and Goldfields 1994 3,048 1,177 100,617 Australia Victoria Greater Bendigo City.svg
Hepburn, Shire ofShire of Hepburn Daylesford Central Highlands and Goldfields 1995 1,470 568 14,367 Australia Victoria Hepburn Shire.svg
Loddon, Shire ofShire of Loddon Wedderburn Central Highlands and Goldfields 1995 6,694 2,585 7,459 Australia Victoria Loddon Shire.svg
Macedon Ranges, Shire ofShire of Macedon Ranges Kyneton Central Highlands and Goldfields 1994 1,747 675 41,860 Australia Victoria Macedon Ranges Shire.svg
Mitchell, Shire ofShire of Mitchell Broadford Central Highlands and Goldfields 1994 2,862 1,105 34,637 Australia Victoria Mitchell Shire.svg
Moorabool, Shire ofShire of Moorabool Ballan Central Highlands and Goldfields 1994 2,110 815 28,124 Australia Victoria Moorabool Shire.svg
Mount Alexander, Shire ofShire of Mount Alexander Castlemaine Central Highlands and Goldfields 1995 1,529 590 17,591 Australia Victoria Mount Alexander Shire.svg

Goulburn Valley[edit]

Local government area Council seat Region Year est. Land area Pop'n
(2011 census)
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km² sq mi
Campaspe, Shire ofShire of Campaspe Echuca Goulburn Valley 1994 4,517 1,744 36,365 Australia Victoria Campaspe Shire.svg
Greater Shepparton, City ofCity of Greater Shepparton Shepparton Goulburn Valley 1994 2,420 934 60,449 Australia Victoria Greater Shepparton City.svg
Moira, Shire ofShire of Moira Cobram Goulburn Valley 1963 4,078 1,575 28,124 Australia Victoria Moira Shire.svg
Strathbogie, Shire ofShire of Strathbogie Euroa Goulburn Valley 1994 3,302 1,275 9,486 Australia Victoria Strathbogie Shire.svg

Northeast[edit]

Local government area Council seat Region Year est. Land area Pop'n
(2011 census)
Notes Map
km² sq mi
Alpine Shire, Alpine Shire Bright Northeast 1994 5,005 1,932 11,881 Australia Victoria Alpine Shire locator map.svg
Benalla, Rural City ofRural City of Benalla Benalla Northeast 2002 2,351 908 13,647 Australia Victoria Benalla RC locator map.svg
Falls Creek Alpine Resort, Falls Creek Alpine Resort Unincorporated Area Northeast 1997 16 6 225 Australia Victoria Falls Creek Alpine Resort.svg
Indigo, Shire ofShire of Indigo Beechworth Northeast 1994 2,044 789 15,178 Australia Victoria Indigo Shire.svg
Lake Mountain Alpine Resort, Lake Mountain Alpine Resort Unincorporated Area Northeast 1997 4 2 0 Australia Victoria Lake Mountain Alpine Resort.svg
Mansfield, Shire ofShire of Mansfield Mansfield Northeast 2002 3,892 1,503 7,893 Australia Victoria Mansfield Shire.svg
Mount Buller Alpine Resort, Mount Buller Alpine Resort Unincorporated Area Northeast 1997 23 9 242 Australia Victoria Mount Buller Alpine Resort.svg
Mount Hotham Alpine Resort, Mount Hotham Alpine Resort Unincorporated Area Northeast 1997 29 11 161 Australia Victoria Mount Hotham Alpine Resort.svg
Mount Stirling Alpine Resort, Mount Stirling Alpine Resort Unincorporated Area Northeast 1997 28 11 0 Australia Victoria Mount Stirling Alpine Resort.svg
Murrindindi, Shire ofShire of Murrindindi Alexandra Northeast 1994 3,889 1,502 13,058 Australia Victoria Murrindindi Shire.svg
Towong, Shire ofShire of Towong Tallangatta Northeast 1994 6,673 2,576 5,891 Australia Victoria Towong Shire.svg
Wangaratta, Rural City ofRural City of Wangaratta Wangaratta Northeast 1997 3,764 1,453 26,815 Australia Victoria Wangaratta RC.svg
Wodonga, City ofCity of Wodonga Wodonga Northeast 1876 433 167 35,519 Australia Victoria Wodonga City.svg

Gippsland[edit]

Local government area Council seat Region Year est. Land area Pop'n
(2011 census)
Notes Map
km² sq mi
Bass Coast Shire, Bass Coast Shire Wonthaggi Gippsland 1994 859 332 29,614 Australia Victoria Bass Coast Shire.svg
Baw Baw, Shire ofShire of Baw Baw Warragul Gippsland 1994 4,031 1,556 42,864 Australia Victoria Baw Baw Shire.svg
East Gippsland, Shire ofShire of East Gippsland Bairnsdale Gippsland 1994 20,931 8,082 42,196 Australia Victoria East Gippsland Shire.svg
Latrobe, City ofCity of Latrobe Morwell Gippsland 1994 1,422 549 72,396 Australia Victoria Latrobe City.svg
Mount Baw Baw Alpine Resort, Mount Baw Baw Alpine Resort Unincorporated Area Gippsland 1997 4 2 22 Australia Victoria Mount Baw Baw Alpine Resort.svg
South Gippsland Shire, South Gippsland Shire Leongatha Gippsland 1994 3,305 1,276 27,208 Australia Victoria South Gippsland Shire.svg
Wellington, Shire ofShire of Wellington Sale Gippsland 1994 10,989 4,243 41,440 Australia Victoria Wellington Shire.svg

Western District[edit]

Local government area Council seat Region Year est. Land area Pop'n
(2011 census)
Notes Map
km² sq mi
Ararat, Rural City ofRural City of Ararat Ararat Western District 1994 4,230 1,633 11,183 Australia Victoria Ararat RC.svg
Corangamite Shire, Corangamite Shire Camperdown Western District 1994 4,404 1,700 16,376 Australia Victoria Corangamite Shire.svg
Glenelg, Shire ofShire of Glenelg Portland Western District 1994 6,213 2,399 19,575 Australia Victoria Glenelg Shire.svg
Moyne, Shire ofShire of Moyne Port Fairy Western District 1994 5,478 2,115 15,955 Australia Victoria Moyne Shire.svg
Pyrenees Shire, Pyrenees Shire Beaufort Western District 1994 3,433 1,325 6,669 Australia Victoria Pyrenees Shire.svg
Southern Grampians, Shire ofShire of Southern Grampians Hamilton Western District 1994 6,652 2,568 16,359 Australia Victoria Southern Grampians Shire.svg
Warrnambool, City ofCity of Warrnambool Warrnambool Western District 1855 120 46 32,029 Australia Victoria Warrnambool City.svg

Wimmera[edit]

Local government area Council seat Region Year est. Land area Pop'n
(2011 census)
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km² sq mi
Hindmarsh, Shire ofShire of Hindmarsh Nhill Wimmera 1995 7,527 2,906 5,798 Australia Victoria Hindmarsh Shire.svg
Horsham, Rural City ofRural City of Horsham Horsham Wimmera 1995 4,239 1,637 19,279 Australia Victoria Horsham RC.svg
Northern Grampians, Shire ofShire of Northern Grampians Stawell Wimmera 1995 5,918 2,285 11,845 Australia Victoria Northern Grampians Shire.svg
West Wimmera, Shire ofShire of West Wimmera Edenhope Wimmera 1995 9,107 3,516 4,251 Australia Victoria West Wimmera Shire.svg
Yarriambiack, Shire ofShire of Yarriambiack Warracknabeal Wimmera 1995 7,310 2,822 7,088 Australia Victoria Yarriambiack Shire.svg

The Mallee[edit]

Local government area Council seat Region Year est. Land area Pop'n
(2011 census)
Notes Map
km² sq mi
Buloke, Shire ofShire of Buloke Wycheproof The Mallee 1995 8,004 3,090 6,384 Australia Victoria Buloke Shire.svg
Gannawarra, Shire ofShire of Gannawarra Kerang The Mallee 1995 3,732 1,441 10,366 Australia Victoria Gannawarra Shire.svg
Mildura, Rural City ofRural City of Mildura Mildura The Mallee 1995 22,214 8,577 50,979 Australia Victoria Mildura RC.svg
Swan Hill, Rural City ofRural City of Swan Hill Swan Hill The Mallee 1995 6,103 2,356 20,449 Australia Victoria Swan Hill RC.svg

See also[edit]

References[edit]

External links[edit]

Victorian Local Governance Association