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Shire of Alexandra

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Shire of Alexandra
Location in Victoria
Alexandra Shire Hall
Population6,120 (1992)[1]
 • Density2.7852/km2 (7.214/sq mi)
Area2,197.31 km2 (848.4 sq mi)
Council seatAlexandra
CountyAnglesey, Evelyn
LGAs around Shire of Alexandra:
Euroa Euroa Mansfield
Yea Shire of Alexandra Mansfield
Healesville Upper Yarra Upper Yarra

The Shire of Alexandra was a local government area located about 130 kilometres (81 mi) northeast of Melbourne, the state capital of Victoria, Australia. The shire covered an area of 2,197.31 square kilometres (848.4 sq mi), and existed from 1868 until 1994.


Alexandra was first incorporated as a road district on 30 June 1868, and became a shire on 3 September 1869. Its boundaries changed a number of times throughout its existence:[2]

On 18 November 1994, the Shire of Alexandra was abolished, and, along with the Shire of Yea and parts of the City of Whittlesea and the Shires of Broadford, Eltham, Euroa and Healesville, was merged into the newly created Shire of Murrindindi.[3]


The Shire of Alexandra was divided into three ridings on 3 August 1985, each of which elected three councillors. Prior to this, it was divided into five ridings in May 1957.

  • Central Riding
  • North East Riding
  • South Riding

Towns and localities


Year Population
1911 2,717
1954 6,523
1958 5,440*
1961 4,591
1966 4,485
1971 4,480
1976 4,238
1981 4,376
1986 5,353
1991 5,999

* Estimate in the 1958 Victorian Year Book.


  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics, Victoria Office (1994). Victorian Year Book. p. 52. ISSN 0067-1223.
  2. ^ Victorian Municipal Directory. Brunswick: Arnall & Jackson. 1992. pp. 562–563. 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. 10. ISBN 0-642-23117-6. Retrieved 5 January 2008.

Coordinates: 37°12′S 145°43′E / 37.200°S 145.717°E / -37.200; 145.717

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