City of Swan Hill

This article is about the Victorian local government area prior to 1995. For the local government area after 1995, see Rural City of Swan Hill.
City of Swan Hill

Location in Victoria

Swan Hill Town Hall
Population 9,750 (1992)[1]
 • Density 713.8/km2 (1,848.6/sq mi)
Established 1939
Area 13.66 km2 (5.3 sq mi)
Council seat Swan Hill
County Tatchera
LGAs around City of Swan Hill:
Swan Hill (S) City of Swan Hill Wakool Shire (NSW)

The City of Swan Hill was a local government area in northwestern Victoria, Australia, along the Murray River. The city covered an area of 13.66 square kilometres (5.27 sq mi), and existed from 1939 until 1995.


Main article: Shire of Swan Hill

Swan Hill was originally part of the Swan Hill Road District, which initially covered most of northwestern Victoria, and was incorporated in 1862. The Shire of Castle Donnington severed from the district on 30 May 1893, and on 31 May 1904, the Castle Donnington municipality was renamed and gazetted as the Shire of Swan Hill.[2][3]

A small part of the shire, in and near the town of Swan Hill, severed on 31 May 1939, and was incorporated as the Borough of Swan Hill, which became the City of Swan Hill on 12 March 1965.[2]

On 20 January 1995, the City of Swan Hill was abolished, and, along with the Shire of Swan Hill, and the Tresco district of the Shire of Kerang, was merged into the newly created Rural City of Swan Hill.[4]


Swan Hill was not divided into wards, and its nine councillors represented all electors in the city.


Year Population
1954 5,197
1958 5,930*
1961 6,186
1966 7,376
1971 7,712
1976 7,857
1981 8,398
1986 8,907
1991 9,357

* 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. 506–507, 718–720, 846–847. Accessed at State Library of Victoria, La Trobe Reading Room.
  3. Public Record Office Victoria (2005). "Agency VA 4385". Retrieved 2008-01-08.
  4. 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. 11. ISBN 0-642-23117-6. Retrieved 2008-01-05.

Coordinates: 35°21′00″S 143°34′00″E / 35.35000°S 143.56667°E / -35.35000; 143.56667

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