City of Traralgon

City of Traralgon

Location in Victoria
Population 20,520 (1992)[1]
 • Density 917.3/km2 (2,375.8/sq mi)
Established 1961
Area 22.37 km2 (8.6 sq mi)
Council seat Traralgon
County Buln Buln

The City of Traralgon was a local government area about 160 kilometres (99 mi) east-southeast of Melbourne, the state capital of Victoria, Australia, in the Latrobe Valley region. The city covered an area of 22.37 square kilometres (8.64 sq mi), and existed from the time of its severance from the Shire of Traralgon in 1961 until 1994.


From 1879 until 1961, Traralgon was part of the shire which surrounded it. On 31 May 1961, it was incorporated as a borough, and on 2 April 1964, it was proclaimed a city.[2]

On 2 December 1994, the City of Traralgon was abolished, and, along with the Cities of Moe and Morwell, the Shire of Traralgon, and parts of the Shires of Narracan and Rosedale, was merged into the newly created City of Latrobe.[3]

The City of Traralgon was unsubdivided, and its 12 councillors represented the entire city.


Year Population
1958 9,950*
1961 12,300
1966 14,080
1971 14,666
1976 15,089
1981 18,057
1986 19,233
1991 19,699

* Estimate in the 1958 Victorian Year Book.


  1. Australian Bureau of Statistics, Victoria Office (1994). Victorian Year Book. pp. 49–52. ISSN 0067-1223.
  2. Victorian Municipal Directory. Brunswick: Arnall & Jackson. 1992. pp. 508–509. 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. 8. ISBN 0-642-23117-6. Retrieved 2008-01-05.

Coordinates: 38°11′S 146°32′E / 38.183°S 146.533°E / -38.183; 146.533

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