Shire of Mortlake
|Shire of Mortlake
Location in Victoria
|• Density||1.4366/km2 (3.721/sq mi)|
|Area||2,137 km2 (825.1 sq mi)|
The Shire of Mortlake was a local government area about 220 kilometres (137 mi) west of Melbourne, the state capital of Victoria, Australia. The shire covered an area of 2,137 square kilometres (825.1 sq mi), and existed from 1860 until 1994.
On 23 September 1994, the Shire of Mortlake was abolished, and, along with the Borough of Port Fairy, the Tower Hill Reserve, the Shires of Belfast and Minhamite, and parts of the Shires of Dundas, Mount Rouse and Warrnambool, was merged into the newly created Shire of Moyne.
The Shire of Mortlake was divided into four ridings on 7 June 1978, each of which elected three councillors:
- Ballangeich Riding
- Darlington Riding
- Mortlake Riding
- Woorndoo Riding
Towns and localities
* Estimate in the 1958 Victorian Year Book.
- Australian Bureau of Statistics, Victoria Office (1994). Victorian Year Book. pp. 49–52. ISSN 0067-1223.
- Victorian Municipal Directory. Brunswick: Arnall & Jackson. 1992. pp. 772–773. 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. 5,10. ISBN 0-642-23117-6. Retrieved 2008-01-05.