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Shire of West Wimmera

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Shire of West Wimmera
Location in Victoria
Population3,862 (2018)[1]
 • Density0.42402/km2 (1.09821/sq mi)
Gazetted20 January 1995[2]
Area9,108 km2 (3,516.6 sq mi)[1]
MayorCr Annette Jones
Council seatEdenhope
RegionWestern Victoria
State electorate(s)Lowan
Federal Division(s)Mallee
WebsiteShire of West Wimmera
LGAs around Shire of West Wimmera:
Southern Mallee (SA) Mildura Hindmarsh
Tatiara (SA) Shire of West Wimmera Horsham
Naracoorte Lucindale (SA) Glenelg Southern Grampians

The Shire of West Wimmera is a local government area in the western part of the Wimmera region of Victoria, Australia, located in the western part of the state. It covers an area of 9,108 square kilometres (3,517 sq mi) and in June 2018 had a population of 3,862.[1] It includes the towns of Apsley, Edenhope, Goroke, Gymbowen, Harrow, Kaniva, Minimay, Nurcoung and Serviceton. It was formed in 1995 from the amalgamation of the Shire of Kaniva and parts of the Shire of Kowree, Shire of Arapiles and Shire of Glenelg.[2]

The Shire is governed and administered by the West Wimmera Shire Council; its seat of local government and administrative centre is located at the council headquarters in Edenhope, it also has a service centre located in Kaniva. The Shire is named after the Wimmera region, in which the LGA occupies the western portion. The LGA is also located entirely to the west of the Wimmera River, which actually meanders through another municipality to the east, that is the Rural City of Horsham.


Current composition

The council is composed of five councillors elected to represent an unsubdivided municipality.[3]

Ward Councillor Notes
Unsubdivided   Bruce Meyer Mayor
  Trevor Domaschenz
  Richard Hicks
  Tom Houlihan
  Jodie Pretlove

Administration and governance

The council meets in the council chambers in the Edenhope and Kaniva Municipal Offices. It also provides customer services at both centres.

Main towns in shire

In June 2018 the shire had a population of 3,862.[1]

Town Population
Apsley 277
Edenhope 946
Goroke 299
Harrow 200
Kaniva 803
Serviceton 120

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). "S4 of 1995: Order estg (Part 15) the Shire of West Wimmera". State Library of Victoria. State Government of Victoria (published 20 January 1995). pp. 5–6. Retrieved 10 January 2014.
  3. ^ Local Government in Victoria. "West Wimmera Shire Council". Department of Transport, Planning and Local Infrastructure. State Government of Victoria. Retrieved 10 January 2014.

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Coordinates: 36°43′00″S 141°28′00″E / 36.71667°S 141.46667°E / -36.71667; 141.46667

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