City of Mildura

City of Mildura

Location in Victoria
Population 20,350 (1992)[1]
 • Density 681.51/km2 (1,765.1/sq mi)
Established 1920
Area 29.86 km2 (11.5 sq mi)
Council seat Mildura
County Karkarooc
LGAs around City of Mildura:
Mildura City of Mildura Wentworth (NSW)

The City of Mildura was a local government area on the Murray River, in northwestern Victoria, Australia. The city covered an area of 29.86 square kilometres (11.5 sq mi), and existed from 1920 until 1995.


Main article: Shire of Mildura

Mildura was initially part of the Swan Hill Road District, which covered basically all of what is now northwestern Victoria. Swan Hill was incorporated on 8 July 1862, and became a shire on 14 August 1871. On 10 January 1890, the Shire of Mildura was incorporated from parts of the Lower Murray Riding.[2]

A new shire, Walpeup, was formed in western Victoria on 1 October 1911, taking in some southern areas of Mildura and sections of five other shires. A small part of the shire in and near Mildura was severed on 18 May 1920 and incorporated as a borough, which became the City of Mildura on 21 March 1934. Parts of the Sandilong and Lake Ridings were annexed to the city on 1 October 1971.[2]

On 20 January 1995, the City of Mildura was abolished, and, along with the Shires of Mildura and Walpeup, was merged into the newly created Rural City of Mildura.[3]

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


Year Population
1954 10,972
1958 12,020*
1961 12,270
1966 12,931
1971 14,187
1976 14,417
1981 15,763
1986 18,382
1991 20,432

* Estimate in the 1958 Victorian Year Book.


  1. Australian Bureau of Statistics, Victoria Office (1994). Victorian Year Book. p. 51. ISSN 0067-1223.
  2. 1 2 Victorian Municipal Directory. Brunswick: Arnall & Jackson. 1992. pp. 761–762. 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. 9. ISBN 0-642-23117-6. Retrieved 2008-01-05.

Coordinates: 34°11′S 142°09′E / 34.183°S 142.150°E / -34.183; 142.150

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