Shire of Winchelsea
|Shire of Winchelsea|
|• Density||3.879/km2 (10.048/sq mi)|
|Area||1,294 km2 (499.6 sq mi)|
|County||Grant, Grenville, Polwarth|
The Shire of Winchelsea was a local government area about 110 kilometres (68 mi) southwest of Melbourne, the state capital of Victoria, Australia. The shire covered an area of 1,294 square kilometres (499.6 sq mi), and existed from 1860 until 1994.
Winchelsea was first incorporated as a road district on 9 November 1860, and became a shire on 27 May 1864. On 6 May 1919, part of the shire was annexed to the then new Shire of Otway, and on 31 May 1927 parts were annexed to the Shire of Barrabool. On 1 April 1989, Winchelsea annexed parts of the Shire of Barrabool, and was re subdivided into three ridings.
The Shire of Winchelsea was divided into three ridings on 1 April 1989, each of which elected three councillors:
- North Riding
- Middle Riding
- Coast Riding
Towns and localities
- Barwon Downs
- Deans Marsh
- Ricketts Marsh
- Yan Yan Gurt
* Estimate in 1958 Victorian Year Book.