Shire of Bungaree

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Shire of Bungaree
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Location in Victoria
Population 4,900 (1992)[1]
 • Density 21.49/km2 (55.7/sq mi)
Established 1863
Area 228 km2 (88.0 sq mi)
Council seat Leigh Creek
County Grant, Talbot, Grenville, Ripon
Bungaree Council 1994.jpg
LGAs around Shire of Bungaree:
Ballarat Creswick Daylesford and Glenlyon
Ballarat Shire of Bungaree Ballan
Ballaarat Buninyong Ballan

The Shire of Bungaree was a local government area northeast of the regional city of Ballarat, Victoria, Australia. The shire covered an area of 228 square kilometres (88.0 sq mi), and existed from 1863 until 1994.


Bungaree was first incorporated as a road district on 16 January 1863, and became a shire on 27 January 1871. The shire was originally divided into three ridings in August 1879, but after it lost a small section to the City of Ballaarat on 31 March 1930, it was redivided into two ridings. All divisions were abolished on 6 August 1988, and the council, from then until its dissolution, had nine councillors.[2]

On 6 May 1994, the Shire of Bungaree was abolished, and, along with the Shires of Bacchus Marsh, Ballan and parts of the Shire of Buninyong, was merged into the newly created Shire of Moorabool.

Towns and localities[edit]


Year Population
1954 1,966
1958 2,090*
1961 2,049
1966 2,206
1971 2,514
1976 3,130
1981 3,690
1986 4,087
1991 4,573

* Estimate in 1958 Victorian Year Book.


  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics, Victoria Office (1994). Victorian Year Book. pp. 49–52. ISSN 0067-1223. 
  2. ^ Victorian Municipal Directory. Brunswick: Arnall & Jackson. 1992. pp. 620–621.  Accessed at State Library of Victoria, La Trobe Reading Room.

Coordinates: 37°33′S 143°57′E / 37.550°S 143.950°E / -37.550; 143.950