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Rural City of Benalla

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Rural City of Benalla
Location in Victoria
Population14,024 (2018)[1]
 • Density5.9601/km2 (15.436/sq mi)
Gazetted17 October 2002[2]
Area2,353 km2 (908.5 sq mi)[1]
MayorCr Danny Claridge
Council seatBenalla
State electorate(s)Euroa
Federal Division(s)Indi
WebsiteRural City of Benalla
LGAs around Rural City of Benalla:
Campaspe Moira Wangaratta
Greater Shepparton Rural City of Benalla Wangaratta
Strathbogie Mansfield Wangaratta

The Rural City of Benalla is a local government area in the Hume region of Victoria, Australia, located in the north-east part of the state. It covers an area of 2,353 square kilometres (908 sq mi) and, in June 2018, had a population of 14,024.[1]

It includes the towns of Baddaginnie, Benalla, Devenish, Goorambat, Major Plains, Swanpool, Tatong, Thoona, Warrenbayne and Winton. It was formed in 2002 from the de-amalgamation of the Shire of Delatite into the current rural city and the Shire of Mansfield.[2]

The Rural City is governed and administered by the Benalla Rural City Council; its seat of local government and administrative centre is located at the council headquarters in Benalla. The Rural City is named after the main urban settlement located in the centre-north of the LGA, that is Benalla, which is also the LGA's most populous urban centre with a population of 10,331.[3]


Current composition

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

Ward Councillor Notes
Unsubdivided   Justin King
  Danny Claridge
  Peter Davis
  Don Firth
  Bernie Hearn
  Gail O'Brien
  Punarji Hewa Gunaratne

Administration and governance

The council meets in the council chambers at the council headquarters in the Benalla Municipal Offices, which is also the location of the council's administrative activities. It also provides customer services at its administrative centre in Benalla.

Main towns in shire

In June 2018 the shire had a population of 8,979.[1]

Town Population
Baddaginnie 308
Benalla 9,298
Boho 68
Boho South 77
Boxwood 20
Bridge Creek 97
Broken Creek 39
Bungeet 31
Bungeet West 45
Chesney Vale 157
Creek Junction 16
Devenish 197
Glenrowan West 62
Goomalibee 83
Goorambat 297
Lima 79
Lima East 151
Lima South 99
Lurg 225
Major Plains 37
Molyullah 131
Moorngag 96
Mount Bruno 54
Samaria 57
Stewarton 116
Swanpool 207
Taminick 103
Tarnook 89
Tatong 287
Thoona 127
Upper Lurg 121
Upper Ryans Creek 39
Warrenbayne 145
Winton 108
Winton North 7


  1. ^ a b c d "3218.0 – Regional Population Growth, Australia, 2017-18: Population Estimates by Local Government Area (ASGS 2018), 2017 to 2018". Australian Bureau of Statistics. Australian Bureau of Statistics. 27 March 2019. Retrieved 25 October 2019. Estimated resident population, 30 June 2018.
  2. ^ a b Victoria Government Gazette – Online Search (17 October 2002). "G42 of 2002: Order estg the Rural City of Benalla and Shire of Mansfield" (PDF). Victoria Government Gazette. State Government of Victoria. pp. 85–97. Retrieved 10 January 2014.
  3. ^ Census QuickStats (2011). "Benalla (SS) – SSC20115". Australian Bureau of Statistics. Government of Australia. Retrieved 10 January 2014.
  4. ^ Local Government in Victoria. "Benalla Rural City Council". Department of Transport, Planning and Local Infrastructure. State Government of Victoria. Retrieved 10 January 2014.

Coordinates: 36°33′00″S 145°58′00″E / 36.55000°S 145.96667°E / -36.55000; 145.96667

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