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Shire of Yarriambiack

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Shire of Yarriambiack
Location in Victoria
Population6,658 (2018)[1]
 • Density0.90882/km2 (2.3538/sq mi)
Gazetted20 January 1995[2]
Area7,326 km2 (2,828.6 sq mi)[1]
MayorCr Graeme Massey
Council seatWarracknabeal
RegionWestern Victoria
State electorate(s)
Federal Division(s)Mallee
WebsiteShire of Yarriambiack
LGAs around Shire of Yarriambiack:
Mildura Mildura Mildura
Hindmarsh Shire of Yarriambiack Buloke
Horsham Northern Grampians Northern Grampians

The Shire of Yarriambiack is a local government area of Victoria, Australia, located in the north-western part of the state. It covers an area of 7,326 square kilometres (2,829 sq mi) and, in June 2018, had a population of 6,658,[1] having fallen from 7,438 in 2008.[3] It includes the towns of Hopetoun, Murtoa, Rupanyup and Warracknabeal. It was formed in 1995 from the amalgamation of the Shire of Warracknabeal, Shire of Karkarooc, and parts of the Shire of Dunmunkle and Shire of Wimmera.[2]

The Shire is governed and administered by the Yarriambiack Shire Council; its seat of local government and administrative centre is located at the council headquarters in Warracknabeal, it also has service centres located in Hopetoun and Rupanyup. The Shire is named after Yarriambiack Creek, a geographical feature that meanders through the LGA from the Wimmera River, through Warracknabeal, to Lake Coorong at Hopetoun.


Current composition

The council is composed of three wards and seven councillors, with three councillors elected to represent the Warracknabeal Ward and two councillors per remaining ward elected to represent each of the other wards.[4]

Ward Councillor Notes
Dunmunkle   Corinne Heintze
  Tom Hamilton
Hopetoun   Helen Ballentine
  Shane Roberts
Warracknabeal   Graeme Massey
  Jean Wise
  Kylie Zanker

Administration and governance

Shire offices. Lyle Street, Warracknabeal
Shire offices. Lyle Street, Warracknabeal

The council meets in the council chambers at the council headquarters in the Warracknabeal Municipal Offices, which is also the location of the council's administrative activities. It also provides customer services at both its administrative centre in Warracknabeal, and its service centres in Hopetoun and Rupanyup.

Main towns in shire

In June 2018 the shire had a population of 6,658.[1]

Town Population
Areegra 35
Aubrey 10
Bangerang 57
Beulah 429
Boolite 37
Brim 171
Cannum 48
Crymelon 11
Hopetoun 739
Kellalac 17
Kewell 48
Lah 48
Lascelles 93
Minyip 524
Murtoa 865
Patchewollock 133
Rosebery 5
Rupanyup 536
Sheep Hills 28
Speed 78
Tempy 57
Warracknabeal 2,438
Willenabrina 9
Woomelang 201
Yaapeet 84

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 16) the Shire of Yarriambiack". State Library of Victoria. State Government of Victoria (published 20 January 1995). p. 6. Retrieved 10 January 2014.
  3. ^ "People: Population: ERP: ERP by LGA (ASGS 2018), 2001 to 2018". ABS.Stat. Australian Bureau of Statistics. 27 March 2019. Retrieved 29 November 2019.
  4. ^ Local Government in Victoria. "Yarriambiack Shire Council". Department of Transport, Planning and Local Infrastructure. State Government of Victoria. Retrieved 10 January 2014.

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Coordinates: 36°15′00″S 142°25′00″E / 36.25000°S 142.41667°E / -36.25000; 142.41667

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