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|Buloke Shire Council|
|• Density||0.77/km2 (2.00/sq mi)|
|Gazetted||20 January 1995|
|Area||8,000 km2 (3,088.8 sq mi)|
|Mayor||Cr Daryl Warren|
|Website||Buloke Shire Council|
The Shire of Buloke is a local government area in Victoria, Australia, located in the western part of the state. It covers an area of 8,000 square kilometres (3,100 sq mi) and, in June 2018, had a population of 6,184. It includes the towns of Birchip, Charlton, Donald, Sea Lake and Wycheproof. It was formed in 1995 from the amalgamation of the Shire of Wycheproof, Shire of Birchip, Shire of Charlton, Shire of Donald, and parts of the Shire of Kara Kara.
The Shire is governed and administered by the Buloke Shire Council; its seat of local government and administrative centre is located at the Council headquarters in Wycheproof, it also has service centres located in Birchip, Charlton, Donald and Sea Lake. The Shire is named after a major geographical feature in the region, Lake Buloke, which is located in the south of the LGA; the name also comes from the "buloke" or "bulloak" tree Allocasuarina luehmannii, which is common in the region.
Within the Shire, agriculture, particularly grain production, is the predominant source of income and employment.
The Council is composed of three wards and seven Councillors, with three Councillors elected to represent the Mount Jeffcott Ward and two Councillors per remaining ward elected to represent each of the other wards.
|Lower Avoca||Carolyn Stewarr|
|Mallee||David Vis||Deputy Mayor 2020-21|
|Mount Jeffcott||Graeme Milne|
|Daryl Warren||Mayor 2020-21|
The council meets in the council chambers at the council headquarters in the Wycheproof Municipal Offices, which is also the location of the council's administrative activities. It also provides customer services at its administrative centre in Wycheproof.
In June 2018 the shire had a population of 6,184.
- "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.
- Victoria Government Gazette – Online Archive (1837–1997). "S4 of 1995: Order estg (Part 4) the Shire of Buloke". State Library of Victoria. State Government of Victoria (published 20 January 1995). p. 3. Retrieved 10 January 2014.
- "Buloke Shire". Buloke Shire Council. Retrieved 20 September 2020.
- Local Government in Victoria. "Buloke Shire Council". Department of Transport, Planning and Local Infrastructure. State Government of Victoria. Retrieved 10 January 2014.
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