Rural City of Swan Hill

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Rural City of Swan Hill
Australia Victoria Swan Hill RC.svg
Location in Victoria
Population20,759 (2018)[1]
 • Density3.3948/km2 (8.7924/sq mi)
Gazetted20 January 1995[2]
Area6,115 km2 (2,361.0 sq mi)[1]
MayorAnn Young
Council seatSwan Hill
RegionNorthern Victoria
State electorate(s)
Federal Division(s)Mallee
Swan Hill Rural City logo.png
WebsiteRural City of Swan Hill
LGAs around Rural City of Swan Hill:
Mildura Balranald (NSW) Balranald (NSW)
Mildura Rural City of Swan Hill Murray River (NSW)
Buloke Buloke Gannawarra

The Rural City of Swan Hill is a local government area in Victoria, Australia, located in the north-western part of the state. It covers an area of 6,115 square kilometres (2,361 sq mi) and, in June 2018, had a population of 20,759.[1] It includes the towns of Swan Hill, Lake Boga, Manangatang, Nyah, Nyah West, Piangil, Robinvale, Ultima and Woorinen South. It was formed in 1995 from the amalgamation of the City of Swan Hill, Shire of Swan Hill and part of the Shire of Kerang.[2]

The Rural City is governed and administered by the Swan Hill Rural City Council; its seat of local government and administrative centre is located at the council headquarters in Swan Hill, it also has a service centre located in Robinvale. The Rural City is named after the main urban settlement lying in the south-east of the LGA, that is Swan Hill, which is also the LGA's most populous urban centre with a population of 10,431.[3]


Current composition[edit]

The council is composed of four wards and seven councillors, with four councillors elected to represent the Central Ward and one councillor per remaining ward elected to represent each of the other wards.[4]

Ward Councillor Notes
Central   Chris Jeffery
  Lea Johnson
  Bill Moar Mayor (2019 - Current)
  Ann Young Mayor (2016 - 2019)
Lakes   Les McPhee Mayor (2013–2014)
Murray-Mallee   Nicole McKay
Robinvale   Jade Benham

Administration and governance[edit]

The council meets in the council chambers at the council headquarters in the Swan Hill Municipal Offices, which is also the location of the council's administrative activities. It also provides customer services at both its administrative centre in Swan Hill, and its service centre in Robinvale.

Sister cities[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c "3218.0 – Regional Population Growth, Australia, 2017-18: Population Estimates by Local Government Area (ASGS 2018), 2017 to 2018". Australian Bureau of Statistics. Australian Bureau of Statistics. 27 March 2019. Retrieved 25 October 2019. Estimated resident population, 30 June 2018.
  2. ^ a b Victoria Government Gazette – Online Archive (1837–1997). "S4 of 1995: Order estg (Part 14) the Rural City of Swan Hill". State Library of Victoria. State Government of Victoria (published 20 January 1995). p. 5. Retrieved 10 January 2014.
  3. ^ Census QuickStats (2011). "Swan Hill (SS) – SSC21287". Australian Bureau of Statistics. Government of Australia. Retrieved 10 January 2014.
  4. ^ Local Government in Victoria. "Swan Hill Rural City Council". Department of Transport, Planning and Local Infrastructure. State Government of Victoria. Retrieved 12 November 2016.

External links[edit]

Media related to Rural City of Swan Hill at Wikimedia Commons

Coordinates: 35°03′00″S 142°55′00″E / 35.05000°S 142.91667°E / -35.05000; 142.91667