South Gippsland Shire

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Shire of South Gippsland
Australia Victoria South Gippsland Shire.svg
Location in Victoria
Population 28,703 (2016 census)[1]
 • Density 8.6847/km2 (22.493/sq mi)
Established 1994
Gazetted 2 December 1994[2]
Area 3,305 km2 (1,276.1 sq mi)
Mayor Cr Lorraine Brunt
Council seat Leongatha
Region Eastern Victoria
State electorate(s) Gippsland South
Federal Division(s) McMillan
South Gippsland Shire Council.png
Website Shire of South Gippsland
LGAs around Shire of South Gippsland:
Cardinia Baw Baw Latrobe
Bass Coast Shire of South Gippsland Wellington
Bass Strait Bass Strait Bass Strait

The Shire of South Gippsland is a local government area in Victoria, Australia, located in the south-eastern part of the state. It covers an area of 3,305 square kilometres (1,276 sq mi) and, at the 2016 Census had a population of over 28,000.

It includes the towns of Leongatha, Korumburra, Foster, Poowong, Mirboo North and Meeniyan. It was formed in 1994 from the amalgamation of the former Shire of South Gippsland with the Shire of Mirboo, and parts of the Shire of Korumburra and Shire of Woorayl.[2]

The Shire is governed and administered by the South Gippsland Shire Council; its seat of local government and administrative centre is located at the council headquarters in Leongatha, it also has a service centre located in Mirboo North. The Shire is named after the Gippsland region, in which the LGA occupies the southernmost portion, including Wilsons Promontory at the southern tip of the Australian continent.


Current composition[edit]

The council is composed of three wards and nine councillors, with three councillors per ward elected to represent each ward.[3]

Ward Councillor Notes
Coastal-Promontory   Alysson Skinner
  Ray Argento
  Jeremy Rich
Strzelecki   Lorraine Brunt
  Andrew McEwen
  Aaron Brown
Tarwin Valley   Meg Edwards
  Don Hill
  Maxine Kiel

Administration and governance[edit]

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

Townships and localities[edit]

Towns as defined by the Council[4]

Localities as defined by the Council[4]

  • Agnes
  • Allambee
  • Arawata
  • Baromi
  • Bennison
  • Berrys Creek
  • Binginwarri
  • Boolarong
  • Boolarra
  • Boorool
  • Cape Liptrap
  • Darlimurla
  • Delburn
  • Dollar
  • Fairbank
  • Gunyah
  • Hallston
  • Hazel Park
  • Hedley
  • Jeetho
  • Kardella
  • Koorooman
  • Krowera
  • Mardan
  • Mount Best
  • Mount Eccles
  • Moyarra
  • Nerrena
  • Outtrim
  • Pound Creek
  • Ranceby
  • Ruby
  • Trida
  • Turtons Creek
  • Wilsons Promontory
  • Whitelaw
  • Wild Dog Valley
  • Wonga
  • Wonyip
  • Woorarra

See also[edit]

List of localities (Victoria)


  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "South Gippsland (S)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 28 November 2017.  Edit this at Wikidata
  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. ^ Local Government in Victoria. "South Gippsland Shire Council". Department of Transport, Planning and Local Infrastructure. State Government of Victoria. Retrieved 10 January 2014. 
  4. ^ a b South Gippsland Shire Council (2013). "Townships and localities". Shire of South Gippsland. Retrieved 10 January 2014. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 38°35′00″S 146°00′00″E / 38.58333°S 146.00000°E / -38.58333; 146.00000