Shire of Southern Grampians

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Shire of Southern Grampians
Australia Victoria Southern Grampians Shire.svg
Location in Victoria
Population15,944 (2016 census)[1]
 • Density2.39687/km2 (6.2079/sq mi)
Gazetted23 September 1994[2]
Area6,652 km2 (2,568.4 sq mi)
MayorCr Mary-Ann Brown (as of 2016)
Council seatHamilton
RegionBarwon South West
State electorate(s)Lowan
Federal Division(s)Wannon
Southern Grampians Shire Council logo.JPG
WebsiteShire of Southern Grampians
LGAs around Shire of Southern Grampians:
West Wimmera Horsham Northern Grampians
Glenelg Shire of Southern Grampians Ararat
Glenelg Moyne Moyne

The Shire of Southern Grampians is a local government area (LGA) in the Barwon South West region of Victoria, Australia, located in the south-western part of the state. It covers an area of 6,652 square kilometres (2,568 sq mi) and at the 2016 Census had a population of almost 16,000. It includes the towns of Coleraine, Hamilton, Dunkeld and Penshurst. It was formed in 1994 from the amalgamation of the City of Hamilton, Shire of Wannon and parts of the Shire of Dundas, Shire of Kowree, Shire of Mount Rouse and Shire of Heywood.[2][3]

The Shire is governed and administered by the Southern Grampians Shire Council; its seat of local government and administrative centre is located at the council headquarters in Hamilton, it also has service centres located in a couple of other locations within Hamilton. The Shire is named after the major geographical feature in the region, The Grampians, and that the southern part of this feature occupies the northern part of the LGA.


Current composition[edit]

The council is composed of seven councillors elected to represent an unsubdivided municipality.[4]

Ward Councillor Notes
Unsubdivided   Cathy Armstrong
  Mary-Ann Brown (Mayor 2016-17)
  Albert Calvano (Mayor 2013-14)
  Colin Dunkley
  Greg Mcadam
  Katrina Rainsford
  Chris Sharples

Administration and governance[edit]

The council meets in the council chambers at the council headquarters in the Hamilton Municipal Offices, which is also the location of the council's administrative activities. It also provides customer services at both its administrative centre on Brown Street in Hamilton, and its service centres on Market Pl and Roberts St in Hamilton.

See also[edit]

List of localities (Victoria)


  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Southern Grampians (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 (Part 5) the Shire of Southern Grampians". State Library of Victoria. State Government of Victoria (published 23 September 1994). pp. 4–5. Retrieved 10 January 2014.
  3. ^ Victoria Government Gazette – Online Archive (1837–1997). "S4 of 1995: Order altg (Part 13) the Shire of Southern Grampians". State Library of Victoria. State Government of Victoria (published 20 January 1995). p. 5. Retrieved 10 January 2014.
  4. ^ Local Government in Victoria. "Southern Grampians Shire Council". Department of Transport, Planning and Local Infrastructure. State Government of Victoria. Retrieved 10 January 2014.

External links[edit]

Media related to Shire of Southern Grampians at Wikimedia Commons

Coordinates: 37°31′00″S 142°02′00″E / 37.51667°S 142.03333°E / -37.51667; 142.03333