Shire of Pyrenees

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Shire of Pyrenees
Australia Victoria Pyrenees Shire.svg
Location in Victoria
Population7,238 (2016 census)[1]
 • Density2.1084/km2 (5.4606/sq mi)
Gazetted23 September 1994[2]
Area3,433 km2 (1,325.5 sq mi)
MayorCr Tanya Kehoe
Council seatBeaufort
RegionWestern Victoria
State electorate(s)Ripon
Federal Division(s)Wannon
Pyrenees-Shire Logo.png
WebsiteShire of Pyrenees
LGAs around Shire of Pyrenees:
Northern Grampians Northern Grampians Central Goldfields
Ararat Shire of Pyrenees Hepburn, Ballarat
Ararat Corangamite Golden Plains
The Pyrenees Shire Council offices in Beaufort

The Shire of Pyrenees is a local government area (LGA) in Victoria, Australia, located in the western part of the state. It covers an area of 3,433 square kilometres (1,325 sq mi) and at the 2016 Census had a population of over 7,000.

It includes the towns of Avoca, Beaufort, Lexton and Trawalla. It was formed in 1994 from the amalgamation of the Shire of Avoca, Shire of Lexton and Shire of Ripon.[2][3]

The Shire is governed and administered by the Pyrenees Shire Council; its seat of local government and administrative centre is located at the council headquarters in Beaufort, it also has a service centre located in Avoca. The Shire is named after the major geographical feature in the region, The Pyrenees Ranges which also gives its name to the Pyrenees wine region, which is located in the north of the Local Government Area.


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
Avoca   Ron Eason Mayor (2017)
Beaufort   Michael O'Connor
De Cameron   Robert Vance
Ercildoune   David Clark
Mount Emu   Tanya Kehoe

Administration and governance[edit]

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


Localities found within the Pyrenees local government area are as follows.

Amphitheatre, Avoca, Ballyrogan, Barkly, Beaufort, Bo Peep, Brewster, Buangor, Bung Bong, Burnbank, Burrumbeet, Carngham, Carranballac, Chepstowe, Chute, Cross Roads, Crowlands, Elmhurst, Ercildoune, Eurambeen, Evansford, Eversley, Frenchmans, Glenbrae, Glenlofty, Glenpatrick, Glenshee, Hillcrest, Homebush, Lake Goldsmith, Lamplough, Landsborough, Langi Kal Kal, Lexton, Lillicur, Linton, Lower Homebush, Main Lead, Mena Park, Middle Creek, Moonambel, Mortchup, Mount Emu, Mount Lonarch, Natte Yallock, Navarre, Nerring, Nowhere Creek, Percydale, Pittong, Raglan, Rathscar, Rathscar West, Redbank, Rosyth, Shays Flat, Shirley, Skipton, Smythesdale, Snake Valley, Stockyard Hill, Stoneleigh, Streatham, Tanwood, Trawalla, Wareek, Warrenmang, Waterloo, Wattle Creek, Waubra, and Yalla-Y-Poora.


  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Pyrenees (S)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 28 November 2017. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ a b Victoria Government Gazette – Online Archive (1837–1997). "S63 of 1994: Order estg the Shire of Pyrenees". State Library of Victoria. State Government of Victoria (published 23 September 1994). pp. 16–23. Retrieved 10 January 2014.
  3. ^ Victoria Government Gazette – Online Archive (1837–1997). "S4 of 1995: Order altg (Part 12) the Shire of Pyrenees". State Library of Victoria. State Government of Victoria (published 20 January 1995). p. 5. Retrieved 10 January 2014.
  4. ^ Local Government in Victoria. "Pyrenees Shire Council". Department of Transport, Planning and Local Infrastructure. State Government of Victoria. Retrieved 10 January 2014.

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Coordinates: 37°10′00″S 143°25′00″E / 37.16667°S 143.41667°E / -37.16667; 143.41667