Shire of Moyne
|Shire of Moyne|
|• Density||3.1699/km2 (8.2099/sq mi)|
|Gazetted||23 September 1994|
|Area||5,481 km2 (2,116.2 sq mi)|
|Mayor||Cr Karen Foster|
|Region||Barwon South West|
|Website||Shire of Moyne|
The Shire of Moyne 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 5,481 square kilometres (2,116 sq mi) and in June 2018 had a population of 16,887. It includes the towns of Port Fairy, Koroit, Mortlake, Macarthur, Peterborough, Caramut, Ellerslie, Framlingham, Garvoc, Hawkesdale, Kirkstall, Panmure, Mailors Flat, Purnim, Wangoom and Woolsthorpe. It also entirely surrounds the City of Warrnambool, a separate local government area. It was formed in 1994 from the amalgamation of the Shire of Belfast, Shire of Minhamite, Borough of Port Fairy, and parts of the Shire of Mortlake, Shire of Warrnambool, Shire of Dundas, Shire of Mount Rouse and Shire of Hampden.
The Shire is governed and administered by the Moyne Shire Council; its seat of local government and administrative centre is located at the council headquarters in Port Fairy, it also has a customer service center in Mortlake, a works depot in Koroit, Mortlake and Macarthur. The Shire is named after the Moyne River, a major geographical feature that meanders through the LGA.
The formally recognised traditional owners for the area in which the Shire of Moyne sits are the Eastern Maar peoples and Gunditjmara people, who are represented by the Eastern Maar Aboriginal Corporation (EMAC) and the Gunditj Mirring Traditional Owners Aboriginal Corporation (GMTOAC).
The council is composed of seven councillors elected to represent an unsubdivided municipality.
|Unsubdivided||Daniel Meade||Deputy Mayor|
Administration and governance
The council meets in the council chambers at the Mortlake Municipal Office. Administrative activities are conducted at both the Port Fairy and Mortlake offices, which also provide customer services centers.
Main towns in shire
In 2021 census the shire had a population of 17,374.
- "3218.0 – Regional Population Growth, Australia, 2017-18: Population Estimates by Local Government Area (ASGS 2018), 2017 to 2018". Australian Bureau of Statistics. Australian Bureau of Statistics. 27 March 2019. Retrieved 25 October 2019. Estimated resident population, 30 June 2018.
- Victoria Government Gazette – Online Archive (1837–1997). "S63 of 1994: Order estg (Part 4) the Shire of Moyne". State Library of Victoria. State Government of Victoria (published 23 September 1994). p. 4. Retrieved 10 January 2014.
- "Map of formally recognised traditional owners". Aboriginal Victoria. Retrieved 2 June 2020.
- "Eastern Maar Aboriginal Corporation". Eastern Maar Aboriginal Corporation. Retrieved 2 June 2020.
- "Gunditj Mirring Traditional Owners Aboriginal". Gunditj Mirring Traditional Owners Aboriginal Corporation. Retrieved 2 June 2020.
- Local Government in Victoria. "Moyne Shire Council". Department of Transport, Planning and Local Infrastructure. State Government of Victoria. Retrieved 12 January 2017.
Media related to Shire of Moyne at Wikimedia Commons
- Moyne Shire Council official website
- Metlink local public transport map
- Link to Land Victoria interactive maps