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City of Ringwood

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City of Ringwood
Location in Melbourne
Population42,200 (1992)[1]
 • Density1,854.1/km2 (4,802/sq mi)
Area22.76 km2 (8.8 sq mi)
Council seatRingwood
LGAs around City of Ringwood:
Doncaster & Templestowe Croydon Croydon
Nunawading City of Ringwood Croydon
Nunawading Knox Knox

The City of Ringwood was a local government area about 25 kilometres (16 mi) east of Melbourne, the state capital of Victoria, Australia. The city covered an area of 22.76 square kilometres (8.79 sq mi), and existed from 1924 until 1994.


Ringwood was originally part of the Shire of Lillydale, which was incorporated as a road district on 19 September 1856, and as a shire in 1872. Ringwood itself was severed and incorporated as a borough on 22 October 1924. It was proclaimed a city on 19 March 1960.[2]

On 15 December 1994, the City of Ringwood was abolished, and, along with the City of Croydon, was merged into the City of Maroondah.[3]

Council meetings were held at the Municipal Offices, on Mines Road, Ringwood. It presently serves as the council seat for the City of Maroondah.


The City of Ringwood was subdivided into three wards, each electing three councillors:[2]

  • North Ward
  • South Ward
  • East Ward



Year Population
1954 12,951
1958 20,600*
1961 24,427
1966 29,131
1971 34,751
1976 37,085
1981 38,665
1986 40,289
1991 40,308

* Estimate in the 1958 Victorian Year Book.


  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics, Victoria Office (1994). Victorian Year Book. p. 49. ISSN 0067-1223.
  2. ^ a b Victorian Municipal Directory. Brunswick: Arnall & Jackson. 1992. pp. 465–466, 740–741. Accessed at State Library of Victoria, La Trobe Reading Room.
  3. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (1 August 1995). Victorian local government amalgamations 1994-1995: Changes to the Australian Standard Geographical Classification (PDF). Commonwealth of Australia. p. 9. ISBN 0-642-23117-6. Retrieved 16 December 2007.

Coordinates: 37°48′32″S 145°13′48″E / 37.809°S 145.23°E / -37.809; 145.23

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