Shire of Yarriambiack

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Shire of Yarriambiack
Australia Victoria Yarriambiack Shire.svg
Location in Victoria
Population6,674 (2016 census)[1]
 • Density0.93238/km2 (2.4149/sq mi)
Gazetted20 January 1995[2]
Area7,158 km2 (2,763.7 sq mi)
MayorCr Graeme Massey
Council seatWarracknabeal
RegionWestern Victoria
State electorate(s)
Federal Division(s)Mallee
Yarriambiack Shire logo.svg
WebsiteShire of Yarriambiack
LGAs around Shire of Yarriambiack:
Mildura Mildura Mildura
Hindmarsh Shire of Yarriambiack Buloke
Horsham Northern Grampians Northern Grampians

The Shire of Yarriambiack is a local government area of Victoria, Australia, located in the north-western part of the state. It covers an area of 7,158 square kilometres (2,764 sq mi) and, at the 2016 Census, had a population of 6,674. It includes the towns of Hopetoun, Murtoa, Rupanyup and Warracknabeal. It was formed in 1995 from the amalgamation of the Shire of Warracknabeal, Shire of Karkarooc, and parts of the Shire of Dunmunkle and Shire of Wimmera.[2]

The Shire is governed and administered by the Yarriambiack Shire Council; its seat of local government and administrative centre is located at the council headquarters in Warracknabeal, it also has service centres located in Hopetoun and Rupanyup. The Shire is named after Yarriambiack Creek, a geographical feature that meanders through the LGA from the Wimmera River, through Warracknabeal, to Lake Coorong at Hopetoun.


Current composition[edit]

The council is composed of three wards and seven councillors, with three councillors elected to represent the Warracknabeal Ward and two councillors per remaining ward elected to represent each of the other wards.[3]

Ward Councillor Notes
Dunmunkle   Corinne Heintze
  Tom Hamilton
Hopetoun   Helen Ballentine
  Shane Roberts
Warracknabeal   Graeme Massey
  Jean Wise
  Kylie Zanker

Administration and governance[edit]

Shire offices. Lyle Street, Warracknabeal

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

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Yarriambiack (S)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 3 May 2018. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ a b Victoria Government Gazette – Online Archive (1837–1997). "S4 of 1995: Order estg (Part 16) the Shire of Yarriambiack". State Library of Victoria. State Government of Victoria (published 20 January 1995). p. 6. Retrieved 10 January 2014.
  3. ^ Local Government in Victoria. "Yarriambiack 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 Yarriambiack at Wikimedia Commons

Coordinates: 36°15′00″S 142°25′00″E / 36.25000°S 142.41667°E / -36.25000; 142.41667