Rural City of Seymour

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Rural City of Seymour
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Location in Victoria
Population 12,210 (1992)[1]
 • Density 12.920/km2 (33.462/sq mi)
Established 1863
Area 945.07 km2 (364.9 sq mi)
Council seat Seymour
County Anglesey, Delatite, Moira, Dalhousie
LGAs around Rural City of Seymour:
McIvor Goulburn Goulburn
Pyalong Rural City of Seymour Yea
Pyalong Broadford Yea

The Rural City of Seymour was a local government area about 100 kilometres (62 mi) north of Melbourne, the state capital of Victoria, Australia. The Rural City covered an area of 945.07 square kilometres (364.9 sq mi), and existed from 1863 until 1994.


Seymour was incorporated as a road district on 5 May 1863, and became a shire on 24 February 1871. It lost a part of its area to the Shire of Yea on 15 May 1907.[2] Seymour was proclaimed a Rural City in 1993.

On 18 November 1994, the Rural City of Seymour was abolished, and, along with the Shires of Broadford and Pyalong, and parts of the Shire of McIvor, was merged into the newly created Shire of Mitchell. The Avenel district was transferred to the newly created Shire of Strathbogie.[3]


The Rural City of Seymour was divided into four ridings, each of which elected three councillors:

  • Avenel Riding
  • Seymour North Riding
  • Seymour South Riding
  • Tallarook Riding

Towns and localities[edit]


Year Population
1954 11,596
1958 12,340*
1961 9,254
1966 11,248
1971 11,103
1976 10,632
1981 11,218
1986 11,412
1991 11,690

* Estimate in the 1958 Victorian Year Book.


  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics, Victoria Office (1994). Victorian Year Book. p. 52. ISSN 0067-1223. 
  2. ^ Victorian Municipal Directory. Brunswick: Arnall & Jackson. 1992. pp. 828–829.  Accessed at State Library of Victoria, La Trobe Reading Room.
  3. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (1 August 1995). Victorian local government amalgamations 1994-1995: Changes to the Australian Standard Geographical Classification (PDF). Commonwealth of Australia. p. 9,11. ISBN 0-642-23117-6. Retrieved 2008-01-05.