Rural City of Ararat

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Rural City of Ararat
Australia Victoria Ararat RC.svg
Location in Victoria
Population11,600 (2016 census)[1]
 • Density2.742/km2 (7.10/sq mi)
Gazetted23 September 1994[2]
Area4,230 km2 (1,633.2 sq mi)
MayorCr Glenda McLean [3]
Council seatArarat
RegionWestern Victoria
State electorate(s)
Federal Division(s)Wannon
Ararat ruralcity logo.png
WebsiteRural City of Ararat
LGAs around Rural City of Ararat:
Northern Grampians Northern Grampians Pyrenees
Southern Grampians Rural City of Ararat Pyrenees
Moyne Moyne Corangamite
Ararat Rural City Council offices – 21 Vincent Street, Ararat

The Rural City of Ararat is a local government area in Victoria, Australia, located in the western part of the state. It covers an area of 4,230 square kilometres (1,630 sq mi) and at the 2016 Census had a population of over 11,000.

It includes the towns of Ararat, Armstrong, Dunneworthy, Lake Bolac, Moyston, Pomonal, Streatham, Tatyoon, Wickliffe and Willaura. It was formed in 1994 from the amalgamation of the City of Ararat, Shire of Ararat and parts of the Shire of Mortlake and Shire of Stawell.[2][4]

The Rural City is governed and administered by the Ararat Rural City Council; its seat of local government and administrative centre is located at the council headquarters in Ararat. The Rural City is named after the main urban settlement located in the north of the LGA, that is Ararat, which is also the LGA's most populous urban centre with a population of 8,076.[5]


Current composition[edit]

The council is composed of seven councillors elected to represent an unsubdivided municipality.[6]

Ward Councillor Notes
Unsubdivided   Gwenda Allgood
  Jo Armstrong
  Peter Beales
  Darren Ford
  Bill Braithwaite
  Glenda McLean
  David Pettman

Administration and governance[edit]

The Ararat Rural City Council meets on the third Tuesday of each month at 6.00pm in the Council Chamber, Shire Hall, Barkly Street, Ararat. The Ararat Municipal Offices, is the location of the council's administrative activities. It also provides customer services at its administrative centre in Ararat.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Ararat (RC)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 28 November 2017. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ a b Victoria Government Gazette – Online Archive (1837–1997). "S63 of 1994: Order estg the Rural City of Ararat". State Library of Victoria. State Government of Victoria (published 23 September 1994). pp. 23–29. Retrieved 10 January 2014.
  3. ^ "Councillor Profiles". Ararat Rural City. Ararat Rural City. Retrieved 18 April 2018.
  4. ^ Victoria Government Gazette – Online Archive (1837–1997). "S4 of 1995: Order altg (Part 3) the Rural City of Ararat". State Library of Victoria. State Government of Victoria (published 20 January 1995). pp. 2–3. Retrieved 10 January 2014.
  5. ^ Census QuickStats (2011). "Ararat (SS) – SSC20024". Australian Bureau of Statistics. Government of Australia. Retrieved 10 January 2014.
  6. ^ Local Government in Victoria. "Ararat Rural City Council". Department of Transport, Planning and Local Infrastructure. State Government of Victoria. Retrieved 10 January 2014.

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Coordinates: 37°17′00″S 142°55′00″E / 37.28333°S 142.91667°E / -37.28333; 142.91667