Shire of Moorabool

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Shire of Moorabool
Australia Victoria Moorabool Shire.svg
Location in Victoria
Population 32,311 (2016 est)[1]
 • Density 15.31/km2 (39.66/sq mi)
Established 1994
Gazetted 6 May 1994[2]
Area 2,110 km2 (814.7 sq mi)
Mayor Cr David Edwards
Council seat Bacchus Marsh
Region Western Victoria
State electorate(s)
Federal Division(s) Ballarat
Website Shire of Moorabool
LGAs around Shire of Moorabool:
Hepburn Hepburn Macedon Ranges
Ballarat Shire of Moorabool Melton
Golden Plains Greater Geelong Wyndham

The Shire of Moorabool is a local government area in Victoria, Australia, located in the western part of the state. It covers an area of 2,110 square kilometres (810 sq mi) and, at the 2011 Census, had a population of 28,124.[3] It includes the towns of Ballan, Bacchus Marsh, Balliang, Mount Wallace, Myrniong, Blackwood, Greendale, Gordon, Korweinguboora and Mount Egerton, Bungaree, Elaine and Wallace. It was formed in 1994 from the amalgamation of the Shire of Bacchus Marsh, Shire of Ballan and parts of the Shire of Bungaree and City of Werribee.[2][4]

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


Current composition[edit]

The council is composed of four wards and seven councillors, with four councillors elected to represent the East Moorabool Ward and one councillor per remaining ward elected to represent each of the other wards.[5]

Ward Councillor Notes
Central Moorabool   Paul Tatchell
East Moorabool   David Edwards Mayor
  Tonia Dudzik Deputy Mayor
  Jarrod Bingham
  John Keogh
West Moorabool   Tom Sullivan
Woodlands   Pat Toohey


Administration and governance[edit]

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


Localities which encompass the Shire of Moorabool include:


  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). "S23 of 1994". State Library of Victoria. State Government of Victoria (published 9 May 1994). p. 1. Retrieved 10 January 2014.  |article= ignored (help)
  3. ^ Census QuickStats (2011). "Moorabool (S) – LGA25150". Australian Bureau of Statistics. Government of Australia. Retrieved 10 January 2014. 
  4. ^ Victoria Government Gazette – Online Archive (1837–1997). "S97 of 1994". State Library of Victoria. State Government of Victoria (published 15 December 1994). p. 10. Retrieved 10 January 2014.  |article= ignored (help)
  5. ^ Local Government in Victoria. "Moorabool Shire Council". Councillors. Moorabool Shire Council. Retrieved 8 May 2016. 
  6. ^
The Shire

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Coordinates: 37°36′00″S 144°15′00″E / 37.60000°S 144.25000°E / -37.60000; 144.25000