Shire of Moira

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Shire of Moira
Australia Victoria Moira Shire.svg
Location in Victoria
Population 28,124 (2011 census)[1]
 • Density 6.9528/km2 (18.0076/sq mi)
Established 1994
Gazetted 18 November 1994[2]
Area 4,045 km2 (1,561.8 sq mi)
Mayor Cr Peter Mansfield
Council seat Cobram
Region Hume
State electorate(s)
Federal Division(s) Murray
Moira Shire logo.jpg
Website Shire of Moira
LGAs around Shire of Moira:
Murray (NSW) Berrigan (NSW) Corowa (NSW)
Murray (NSW) Shire of Moira Indigo
Campaspe Greater Shepparton Benalla

The Shire of Moira is a local government area in the Hume region of Victoria, Australia, located in the north-east part of the state. It covers an area of 4,045 square kilometres (1,562 sq mi) and, at the 2011 Census, had a population of 28,124.[1] It includes the towns of Cobram, Nathalia, Numurkah, Tungamah and Yarrawonga. It was formed in 1994 from the amalgamation of the Shire of Cobram, Shire of Nathalia, Shire of Numurkah, and parts of the Shire of Tungamah and Shire of Yarrawonga.[2]

The Shire is governed and administered by the Moira Shire Council; its seat of local government and administrative centre is located at the council headquarters in Cobram, it also has service centres located in Numurkah and Yarrawonga. The Shire is named after the county of Moira, in which the LGA occupies the northern part of this county.


Current composition[edit]

The council is composed of nine councillors elected to represent an unsubdivided municipality.[3]

Ward Councillor Notes
Unsubdivided   Kevin Bourke
  Wendy Buck
  Gary Cleveland
  Edward Cox
  Brian Keenan
  Peter Mansfield Mayor (2013–14)
  Marie Martin
  Don McPhee
  Alex Monk

Administration and governance[edit]

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

See also[edit]

List of localities (Victoria)


  1. ^ a b Census QuickStats (2011). "Moira (S) – LGA24900". Australian Bureau of Statistics. Government of Australia. Retrieved 10 January 2014. 
  2. ^ a b Victoria Government Gazette – Online Archive (1837–1997). "S87 of 1994". State Library of Victoria. State Government of Victoria (published 18 November 1994). p. 4. Retrieved 10 January 2014.  |chapter= ignored (help)
  3. ^ Local Government in Victoria. "Moira Shire Council". Department of Transport, Planning and Local Infrastructure. State Government of Victoria. Retrieved 10 January 2014. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 36°05′00″S 145°39′00″E / 36.08333°S 145.65000°E / -36.08333; 145.65000