Shire of Central Goldfields

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Shire of Central Goldfields
Australia Victoria Central Goldfields Shire.svg
Location in Victoria
Population 12,995 (2016 census)[1]
 • Density 8.4713/km2 (21.941/sq mi)
Established 1995
Gazetted 19 January 1995[2]
Area 1,534 km2 (592.3 sq mi)
Mayor Cr Geoff Lovett
Council seat Maryborough
Region Northern Victoria
State electorate(s) Ripon
Federal Division(s) Wannon
Central Goldfields Shire Council logo.jpg
Website Shire of Central Goldfields
LGAs around Shire of Central Goldfields:
Northern Grampians Loddon Loddon
Pyrenees Shire of Central Goldfields Mount Alexander
Pyrenees Hepburn Macedon Ranges

Central Goldfields Shire is a local government area in Victoria, Australia, located in the central part of the state. It covers an area of 1,534 square kilometres (592 sq mi) and, at the 2016 Census had a population of approximately 13,000.

It includes the towns of Bealiba, Carisbrook, Dunolly, Maryborough and Talbot. It was formed in 1995 from the amalgamation of the City of Maryborough, most of the Shire of Tullaroop, and parts of the Shire of Bet Bet and Shire of Talbot and Clunes.[2]

The Shire is governed and administered by the Central Goldfields Shire Council; its seat of local government and administrative centre is located at the council headquarters in Maryborough, it also has a service centre located in Talbot. The Shire is named after the region having historically been a major goldfields region in central Victoria.


Current composition[edit]

The council is composed of four wards and seven councillors, with four councillors elected to represent the Maryborough Ward and one councillor per remaining ward elected to represent each of the other wards.[3]

Ward Councillor Notes
Flynn   Bob Henderson
Maryborough   Geoff Lovett Mayor
  Wendy McIvor
  Paula Nixon
  Gerard Murphy
Paddys Ranges   Chris Meddows-Taylor
Tullaroop   Helen Broad[4]

Administration and governance[edit]

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

See also[edit]

List of localities (Victoria)


  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Central Goldfields (S)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 28 November 2017.  Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ a b Victoria Government Gazette – Online Archive (1837–1997). "S2 of 1995". State Library of Victoria. State Government of Victoria (published 19 January 1995). pp. 2–3. Retrieved 10 January 2014.  |article= ignored (help)
  3. ^ Local Government in Victoria. "Central Goldfields Shire Council". Department of Transport, Planning and Local Infrastructure. State Government of Victoria. Retrieved 10 January 2014. 
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Coordinates: 37°03′00″S 143°44′00″E / 37.05000°S 143.73333°E / -37.05000; 143.73333