City of Echuca

City of Echuca

Location in Victoria
Population 9,740 (1992)[1]
 • Density 373.75/km2 (968.0/sq mi)
Established 1865
Area 26.06 km2 (10.1 sq mi)
Council seat Echuca
County Gunbower, Rodney
LGAs around City of Echuca:
Murray (NSW)
Rochester City of Echuca Deakin

The City of Echuca was a local government area of Victoria, Australia, about 200 kilometres (124 mi) north of Melbourne, the state capital, in the regional centre of Echuca, on the Murray River. The city covered an area of 26.06 square kilometres (10.1 sq mi), and existed from 1865 until 1994.


The Borough of Echuca was incorporated on 3 January 1865, and became a city on 1 March 1965, just after its centenary celebrations.

On 18 November 1994, the City of Echuca was abolished, and, along with the Town of Kyabram, the Shires of Deakin, Rochester and Waranga and some neighbouring districts, was merged into the newly created Shire of Campaspe.[2]

The City of Echuca was not divided into wards, and its nine councillors represented all electors in the city.


Year Population
1954 5,405
1958 6,130*
1961 5,443
1966 7,046
1971 7,505
1976 7,873
1981 7,943
1986 8,409
1991 9,438

* Estimate in the 1958 Victorian Year Book.


  1. Australian Bureau of Statistics, Victoria Office (1994). Victorian Year Book. p. 52. ISSN 0067-1223.
  2. 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. 5. ISBN 0-642-23117-6. Retrieved 2008-01-05.

Coordinates: 36°08′S 144°45′E / 36.133°S 144.750°E / -36.133; 144.750

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