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Shire of Loddon

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Shire of Loddon
Location in Victoria
Population7,513 (2018)[1]
 • Density1.12201/km2 (2.9060/sq mi)
Gazetted19 January 1995[2]
Area6,696 km2 (2,585.3 sq mi)[1]
MayorCr Cheryl McKinnon
Council seatWedderburn
RegionNorthern Victoria
State electorate(s)
Federal Division(s)Mallee
WebsiteShire of Loddon
LGAs around Shire of Loddon:
Gannawarra Gannawarra Campaspe
Buloke Shire of Loddon Greater Bendigo
Northern Grampians Central Goldfields Mount Alexander
Loddon Shire Council offices at Wedderburn
Loddon Shire Council offices at Wedderburn

The Shire of Loddon is a local government area in Victoria, Australia, located in the northern part of the state. It covers an area of 6,696 square kilometres (2,585 sq mi) and in June 2018 had a population of 7,513.[1]

It includes the towns of Inglewood, Boort, Serpentine, Pyramid Hill and Wedderburn. It was formed in 1995 from the amalgamation of the Shire of East Loddon, Shire of Gordon, Shire of Korong, and parts of the Rural City of Marong, Shire of Bet Bet, Shire of Maldon and Shire of Tullaroop.[2]

The Shire is governed and administered by the Loddon Shire Council; its seat of local government and administrative centre is located at the council headquarters in Wedderburn, it also has a service centre located in Serpentine. The Shire is named after the Loddon River, a major geographical feature that meanders through the LGA.


Current composition

The council is composed of five wards and five councillors, with one councillor per ward elected to represent each ward.[3]

Ward Councillor Notes
Boort   Neil Beattie
Inglewood   Colleen Condliffe
Tarnagulla   Geoff Curnow
Terrick   Cheryl McKinnon Mayor (2017-)
Wedderburn   Gavan Holt

Administration and governance

The council meets in the council chambers at the Serpentine Municipal Offices. It also provides customer services at both its administrative centre in Wedderburn, and its service centre in Serpentine.

Main towns in shire

In June 2018 the shire had a population of 7,531.[1]

Town Population
Arnold 47
Bears Lagoon 72
Boort 873
Borung 82
Bridgewater On Loddon 326
Dingee 206
Durham Ox 74
Eddington 96
Fentons Creek 105
Inglewood 1,058
Korong Vale 168
Laanecoorie 177
Mitiamo 117
Mysia 43
Newbridge 192
Prairie 66
Pyramid Hill 430
Rheola 56
Serpentine 192
Shelbourne 452
Tarnagulla 133
Wedderburn 663
Yando 40
Yarraberb 23

Traditional owners

The Dja Dja Wurrung and Barapa Barapa are the traditional owners of this land.[4]

See also


  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 Archive (1837–1997). "S2 of 1995: Order estg (Part 7) the Shire of Loddon". State Library of Victoria. State Government of Victoria (published 19 January 1995). p. 3. Retrieved 10 January 2014.
  3. ^ Local Government in Victoria. "Loddon Shire Council". Department of Transport, Planning and Local Infrastructure. State Government of Victoria. Retrieved 10 January 2014.
  4. ^ [Loddon-Aboriginal-Community-Partnership-Plan (6).pdf "LODDON ABORIGINAL COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIP PLAN 2019-2021"] Check |url= value (help) (PDF).
Large gold specimen from Wychitella, Loddon Shire
Large gold specimen from Wychitella, Loddon Shire

Coordinates: 36°25′06″S 143°52′00″E / 36.41833°S 143.86667°E / -36.41833; 143.86667

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