Shire of Wellington

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For the New South Wales local government area, see Wellington Council.
Shire of Wellington
Australia Victoria Wellington Shire.svg
Location in Victoria
Population 41,965 (2015 est)[1]
 • Density 3.81882/km2 (9.8907/sq mi)
Established 1994
Gazetted 2 December 1994[2]
Area 10,989 km2 (4,242.9 sq mi)
Mayor Cr Darren McCubbin
Council seat Sale
Region Eastern Victoria
State electorate(s)
Federal Division(s) Gippsland
Wellington Shire Council.jpg
Website Shire of Wellington
LGAs around Shire of Wellington:
Mansfield Wangaratta Alpine
Latrobe Shire of Wellington East Gippsland
South Gippsland Bass Strait Bass Strait

The Shire of Wellington is a local government area in Victoria, Australia, located in the eastern part of the state. It covers an area of 10,989 square kilometres (4,243 sq mi) and, at the 2011 Census, had a population of 41,440.[3] It includes the towns of Heyfield, Rosedale, Maffra, Sale, Stratford, Coongulla, Newry, Tinamba and Yarram. It was formed in 1994 from the amalgamation of the Shire of Alberton, Shire of Avon, Shire of Maffra, City of Sale and parts of the Shire of Rosedale.[2]

The Shire is governed and administered by the Wellington Shire Council; its seat of local government and administrative centre is located at the council headquarters in Sale, it also has service centres located in Maffra, Stratford and Rosedale. The Shire is named after a major geographical feature in the region, Lake Wellington, which is located in the south-east of the LGA.


Current composition[edit]

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

Ward Councillor Notes
Unsubdivided   Peter Cleary
  Carolyn Crossley Mayor (2014-15)
  Emilie Davine
  John Duncan
  Malcolm Hole
  Darren McCubbin Mayor (2015-16)
  Patrick McIvor
  Scott Rossetti Mayor (2012–13, 2013–14)
  Bob Wenger

Administration and governance[edit]

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

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "3218.0 – Regional Population Growth, Australia, 2014–15". Australian Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 29 September 2016. 
  2. ^ a b Victoria Government Gazette – Online Archive (1837–1997). "S94 of 1994". State Library of Victoria. State Government of Victoria (published 2 December 1994). p. 3. Retrieved 10 January 2014.  |article= ignored (help)
  3. ^ Census QuickStats (2011). "Wellington (S) – LGA26810". Australian Bureau of Statistics. Government of Australia. Retrieved 10 January 2014. 
  4. ^ Local Government in Victoria. "Wellington Shire Council". Department of Transport, Planning and Local Infrastructure. State Government of Victoria. Retrieved 10 January 2014. 

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Coordinates: 37°53′00″S 146°59′00″E / 37.88333°S 146.98333°E / -37.88333; 146.98333