Shire of Charlton
|Shire of Charlton
Location in Victoria
|• Density||1.574/km2 (4.078/sq mi)|
|Area||1,175 km2 (453.7 sq mi)|
|County||Gladstone, Kara Kara, Tatchera|
The Shire of Charlton was a local government area about 240 kilometres (149 mi) north-northwest of Melbourne, the state capital of Victoria, Australia. The shire covered an area of 1,175 square kilometres (453.7 sq mi), and existed from 1895 until 1995.
On 20 January 1995, the Shire of Charlton was abolished, and, along with the Shires of Birchip, Donald and Wycheproof, and parts of the Shire of Kara Kara, was merged into the newly created Shire of Buloke.
The Shire of Charlton was divided into three ridings on 25 May 1988, each of which elected three councillors:
- North Riding
- South Riding
- West Riding
Towns and localities
- Coonooer Bridge
* Estimate in the 1958 Victorian Year Book.
- Australian Bureau of Statistics, Victoria Office (1994). Victorian Year Book. p. 52. ISSN 0067-1223.
- Victorian Municipal Directory. Brunswick: Arnall & Jackson. 1992. pp. 625–626. Accessed at State Library of Victoria, La Trobe Reading Room.
- 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. 5. ISBN 0-642-23117-6. Retrieved 2008-01-05.