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Shire of Healesville

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Shire of Healesville
Location in outer Melbourne
Population12,300 (1992)[1]
 • Density26.38/km2 (68.33/sq mi)
Area466.20 km2 (180.0 sq mi)
Council seatHealesville
RegionYarra Valley
CountyEvelyn, Anglesey
LGAs around Shire of Healesville:
Eltham Yea Alexandra
Eltham Shire of Healesville Upper Yarra
Lillydale Upper Yarra

The Shire of Healesville was a local government area about 60 kilometres (37 mi) northeast of Melbourne, the state capital of Victoria, Australia. The shire covered an area of 466.20 square kilometres (180.0 sq mi), and existed from 1887 until 1994.


Healesville was first incorporated as a shire on 30 September 1887. It annexed part of the Shire of Yea on 21 April 1925, and part of the Shire of Eltham on 18 June 1958, while losing land to the Shire of Alexandra on two occasions; 1 October 1963 and 1 October 1984.[2]

On 15 December 1994, the Shire of Healesville was abolished, and, along with the Shires of Lillydale and Upper Yarra and parts of the Shire of Sherbrooke, was merged into the newly created Shire of Yarra Ranges.[3]


The Shire of Healesville was divided into three ridings, each of which elected three councillors:

  • Badger Riding
  • Sugarloaf Riding
  • Watts Riding

Suburbs and localities


Year Population
1954 5,168
1958 5,510*
1961 5,941
1966 6,433
1971 6,410
1976 7,747
1981 9,418
1986 10,708
1991 11,755

* Estimate in the 1958 Victorian Year Book.


  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics, Victoria Office (1994). Victorian Year Book. p. 49. ISSN 0067-1223.
  2. ^ Victorian Municipal Directory. Brunswick: Arnall & Jackson. 1992. pp. 698–699. 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. 12. ISBN 0-642-23117-6. Retrieved 16 December 2007.

Coordinates: 37°39′S 145°31′E / 37.650°S 145.517°E / -37.650; 145.517

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