City of Maryborough (Victoria)

City of Maryborough

Location in Victoria
Population 7,990 (1992)[1]
 • Density 342.62/km2 (887.4/sq mi)
Established 1857
Area 23.32 km2 (9.0 sq mi)
Council seat Maryborough
County Talbot
Maryborough Town Hall

The City of Maryborough was a local government area about 170 kilometres (106 mi) northwest of Melbourne, the state capital of Victoria, Australia, and the governing body for the regional centre of Maryborough. The City covered an area of 23.32 square kilometres (9.0 sq mi), and existed from 1857 until 1995. The City of Maryborough was surrounded by the Shire of Tullaroop, which was united with Maryborough under the Shire of Central Goldfields as part of a large-scale statewide amalgamation program by the Victorian Government in 1994-95.


Maryborough was first incorporated as a borough on 31 March 1857, and became a city on 31 March 1961.[2]

On 20 January 1995, the City was abolished, and merged with the Shires of Bet Bet, Tullaroop and surrounding districts into the Shire of Central Goldfields.[3]


The City of Maryborough was divided into three wards in 1887, each of which elected three councillors:


Year Population
1954 6,827
1958 7,300*
1961 7,235
1966 7,694
1971 7,472
1976 7,569
1981 7,858
1986 7,705
1991 7,623

* Estimate in the 1958 Victorian Year Book.


  1. Australian Bureau of Statistics, Victoria Office (1994). Victorian Year Book. p. 52. ISSN 0067-1223.
  2. Victorian Municipal Directory. Brunswick: Arnall & Jackson. 1992. p. 417. 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. 5. ISBN 0-642-23117-6. Retrieved 2008-01-05.

Coordinates: 37°03′S 143°44′E / 37.050°S 143.733°E / -37.050; 143.733

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