Rural City of Horsham

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Rural City of Horsham
Offices of the Rural City of Horsham.jpg
Municipal offices in Horsham
Australia Victoria Horsham RC.svg
Location in Victoria
Population20,287 (April 2018)[1]
 • Density4.7745/km2 (12.3660/sq mi)
Gazetted20 January 1995[2]
Area4,249 km2 (1,640.5 sq mi)
MayorCr Pam Clarke
Council seatHorsham
RegionWestern Victoria
State electorate(s)Lowan
Federal Division(s)Mallee
Horsham Rural City logo.jpg
WebsiteRural City of Horsham
LGAs around Rural City of Horsham:
Hindmarsh Hindmarsh Yarriambiack
West Wimmera Rural City of Horsham Northern Grampians
Southern Grampians Southern Grampians Northern Grampians

The Rural City of Horsham is a local government area in Victoria, Australia, located in the western part of the state. It covers an area of 4,249 square kilometres (1,641 sq mi) and, In April 2018 it had a population of over 20,000. It includes the towns of Brimpaen, Dadswells Bridge, Dooen, Haven, Horsham, Laharum, Natimuk, Noradjuha and Pimpinio. It was formed in 1995 by the amalgamation of the City of Horsham, most of the Shire of Wimmera and Shire of Arapiles, and part of the Shire of Kowree.[2]

The Rural City is governed and administered by the Horsham Rural City Council; its seat of local government and administrative centre is located at the council headquarters in Horsham. The Rural City is named after the main urban settlement located in the north-east of the LGA, that is Horsham, which is also the LGA's most populous urban centre with a population of 16,792.[3]

The city was winner of Australia's tidiest town in 2001. There is a shopping precinct that offers coffee shops and restaurants. Horsham is the capital of the region and hosts events from sport to cultural interests. The Horsham golf course is known as country Victoria's best, as awarded from the pro-am circuit. The region is the site of lakes and a Wimmera River system and in normal seasons is popular with fishing, boating, swimming and water enthusiasts.


Current composition[edit]

The council is composed of seven councillors elected to represent an unsubdivided municipality.[4]

Ward Councillor Notes
Unsubdivided   Cr Josh Koenig
  Cr Pamela Clarke Mayor (2016–17)
  Cr Les Power
  Cr David Grimble[5] Mayor (2013–14)
  Cr Mark Radford
  Cr John Robinson
  Cr Alethea Sedgman Olympian

Administration and governance[edit]

The council meets in the council chambers at the council headquarters in the Horsham Civic Centre, which is also the location of the council's administrative activities. It also provides customer services at its administrative centre in Horsham.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Horsham (RC)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 28 November 2017. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ a b Victoria Government Gazette – Online Archive (1837–1997). "S4 of 1995: Order estg (Part 9) the Rural City of Horsham". State Library of Victoria. State Government of Victoria (published 20 January 1995). p. 4. Retrieved 10 January 2014.
  3. ^ Census QuickStats (2011). "Horsham (SS) – SSC20638". Australian Bureau of Statistics. Government of Australia. Retrieved 10 January 2014.
  4. ^ Local Government in Victoria. "Horsham Rural City Council". Department of Transport, Planning and Local Infrastructure. State Government of Victoria. Retrieved 10 January 2014.
  5. ^ "Wimmera councillors to disclose political affiliations under new State Government recommendations", Matt Coughlan, The Wimmera Mail Times, 10 September 2014.

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Coordinates: 36°50′S 142°05′E / 36.833°S 142.083°E / -36.833; 142.083