Shire of Corangamite

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Shire of Corangamite
Australia Victoria Corangamite Shire.svg
Location in Victoria
Population16,051 (2016 census)[1]
 • Density3.6422/km2 (9.4332/sq mi)
Gazetted23 September 1994[2]
Area4,407 km2 (1,701.6 sq mi)
MayorCr Neil Trotter
Council seatCamperdown
RegionBarwon South West
State electorate(s)
Federal Division(s)Wannon
Corangamite Shire Logo.jpg
WebsiteShire of Corangamite
LGAs around Shire of Corangamite:
Ararat Pyrenees Golden Plains
Moyne Shire of Corangamite Colac Otway
Southern Ocean Southern Ocean Southern Ocean

The Shire of Corangamite is a local government area in the Barwon South West region of Victoria, Australia, located in the south-western part of the state. It covers an area of 4,407 square kilometres (1,702 sq mi) and at the 2016 Census had a population of approximately 16,000. It includes the towns of Camperdown, Terang, Cobden, Timboon, Port Campbell and Skipton. It was formed in 1994 from the amalgamation of the Town of Camperdown, Shire of Hampden, Shire of Heytesbury, and parts of the Shire of Otway, Shire of Mortlake and Shire of Warrnambool.[2]

The Shire is governed and administered by the Corangamite Shire Council; its seat of local government and administrative centre is located at the council headquarters in Camperdown. The Shire is named after the major geographical feature in the region, Lake Corangamite, which is located on the eastern boundary of the LGA.


Current composition[edit]

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

Ward Councillor Notes
Central   Ruth Gstrein Deputy Mayor
  Helen Durant
  Wayne Oaks
Coastal   Simon Illingworth
North   Lesley Brown
South Central   Jo Beard
South-West   Neil Trotter Mayor

Administration and governance[edit]

The Council meets at the Killara Centre in Camperdown while its main Council offices are located at 181 Manifold Street.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Corangamite (S)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 28 November 2017. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ a b Victoria Government Gazette – Online Archive (1837–1997). "S63 of 1994: Order estg (Part 3) the Shire of Corangamite". State Library of Victoria. State Government of Victoria (published 23 September 1994). pp. 3–4. Retrieved 12 January 2017.
  3. ^ Local Government in Victoria. "Corangamite Shire Council". Department of Transport, Planning and Local Infrastructure. State Government of Victoria. Retrieved 10 January 2014.

External links[edit]

Media related to Shire of Corangamite at Wikimedia Commons

Coordinates: 38°14′00″S 143°09′00″E / 38.23333°S 143.15000°E / -38.23333; 143.15000