Shire of Rosedale

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Shire of Rosedale
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Location in Victoria
Population 9,230 (1992)[1]
 • Density 4.0543/km2 (10.501/sq mi)
Established 1869
Area 2,276.6 km2 (879.0 sq mi)
Council seat Rosedale
County Buln Buln, Tanjil
Rosedale Council 1994 (The Age 03-09-94).jpg
LGAs around Shire of Rosedale:
Narracan Maffra Avon
Traralgon Shire of Rosedale Bass Strait
Alberton Alberton Bass Strait

The Shire of Rosedale was a local government area stretching between the towns of Traralgon and Sale in the Gippsland region of Victoria, Australia. The shire covered an area of 2,276.6 square kilometres (879.0 sq mi), and existed from 1869 until 1994.


Rosedale was incorporated as a road district on 26 February 1869, and became a shire on 17 February 1871. It annexed part of the Shire of Alberton on 20 May 1914.[2]

On 2 December 1994, the Shire of Rosedale was abolished, and, along with the City of Sale, and parts of the Shires of Alberton and Avon, was merged into the newly created Shire of Wellington. The Boole Poole Peninsula south of Metung was transferred to the newly created Shire of East Gippsland, while the Glengarry and Toongabbie districts north of Traralgon were transferred to the newly created City of Latrobe.[3]


The Shire of Rosedale was divided into three ridings, each of which elected three councillors:

  • Central Riding
  • North Riding
  • East Riding

Towns and localities[edit]


Year Population
1954 3,860
1958 4,290*
1961 4,566
1966 4,899
1971 4,955
1976 5,174
1981 6,265
1986 7,591
1991 8,578

* Estimate in the 1958 Victorian Year Book.


  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics, Victoria Office (1994). Victorian Year Book. pp. 49–52. ISSN 0067-1223. 
  2. ^ Victorian Municipal Directory. Brunswick: Arnall & Jackson. 1992. pp. 823–824.  Accessed at State Library of Victoria, La Trobe Reading Room.
  3. ^ 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. 6,8,12. ISBN 0-642-23117-6. Retrieved 2008-01-05.