Shire of Loddon

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Shire of Loddon
Australia Victoria Loddon Shire.svg
Location in Victoria
Population 7,283 (2015 est)[1]
 • Density 1.08799/km2 (2.8179/sq mi)
Established 1995
Gazetted 19 January 1995[2]
Area 6,694 km2 (2,584.6 sq mi)
Mayor Cr Neil Beattie
Council seat Wedderburn
Region Northern Victoria
State electorate(s)
Federal Division(s)
Loddon Shire Council logo.jpg
Website Shire of Loddon
LGAs around Shire of Loddon:
Gannawarra Gannawarra Campaspe
Buloke Shire of Loddon Greater Bendigo
Northern Grampians Central Goldfields Mount Alexander
Loddon Shire Council offices at Wedderburn

The Shire of Loddon is a local government area in Victoria, Australia, located in the northern part of the state. It covers an area of 6,694 square kilometres (2,585 sq mi) and, at the 2011 Census, had a population of 7,459.[3] It includes the towns of Inglewood, Boort, Serpentine, Pyramid Hill and Wedderburn. It was formed in 1995 from the amalgamation of the Shire of East Loddon, Shire of Gordon, Shire of Korong, and parts of the Rural City of Marong, Shire of Bet Bet, Shire of Maldon and Shire of Tullaroop.[2]

The Shire is governed and administered by the Loddon Shire Council; its seat of local government and administrative centre is located at the council headquarters in Wedderburn, it also has service centres located in Boort and Serpentine. The Shire is named after the Loddon River, a major geographical feature that meanders through the LGA.


Current composition[edit]

The council is composed of five wards and five councillors, with one councillor per ward elected to represent each ward.[4]

Ward Councillor Notes
Boort   Neil Beattie Mayor (2016 - )
Inglewood   Colleen Condliffe
Tarnagulla   Geoff Curnow
Terrick   Cheryl McKinnon
Wedderburn   Gavan Holt

Administration and governance[edit]

The council meets in the council chambers at the Serpentine Municipal Offices. It also provides customer services at both its administrative centre in Wedderburn, and its service centres in Boort and Serpentine.

See also[edit]

List of localities (Victoria)


  1. ^ "3218.0 – Regional Population Growth, Australia, 2014–15". Australian Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 29 September 2016. 
  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). p. 3. Retrieved 10 January 2014.  |article= ignored (help)
  3. ^ Census QuickStats (2011). "Loddon (S) – LGA23940". Australian Bureau of Statistics. Government of Australia. Retrieved 10 January 2014. 
  4. ^ Local Government in Victoria. "Loddon Shire Council". Department of Transport, Planning and Local Infrastructure. State Government of Victoria. Retrieved 10 January 2014. 

External links[edit]

Large gold specimen from Wychitella, Loddon Shire

Coordinates: 36°25′06″S 143°52′00″E / 36.41833°S 143.86667°E / -36.41833; 143.86667