Shire of Arapiles

Shire of Arapiles

Location in Victoria
Population 1,930 (1992)[1]
 • Density 0.8239/km2 (2.134/sq mi)
Established 1888
Area 2,342.62 km2 (904.5 sq mi)
Council seat Natimuk
Region Wimmera
County Borung, Lowan
LGAs around Shire of Arapiles:
Dimboola Dimboola Wimmera
Kowree Shire of Arapiles Wimmera
Kowree Kowree Dundas

The Shire of Arapiles was a local government area in the Wimmera region of western Victoria, Australia. The shire covered an area of 2,342.62 square kilometres (904.5 sq mi), and existed from 1888 until 1995.


Arapiles was initially the West Riding of the Shire of Wimmera, as incorporated in 1862. It was severed and incorporated separately on 25 May 1888. It gained part of Wimmera's South Riding on 30 May 1913.[2]

On 20 January 1995, the Shire of Arapiles was abolished, and, along with the City of Horsham, and parts of the Shires of Kowree and Wimmera, was merged into the newly created Rural City of Horsham. The section west of Nhill-Harrow Road was transferred to the newly created Shire of West Wimmera.[3]


The Shire of Arapiles was divided into three ridings, each of which elected three councillors:

Towns and localities


Year Population
1954 2,160
1958 2,240*
1961 2,133
1966 2,141
1971 1,926
1976 1,825
1981 1,880*
1986 1,800*
1991 1,950

* Estimates in 1958, 1983 and 1988 Victorian Year Books.


  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. 565–566. 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. pp. 7, 12. ISBN 0-642-23117-6. Retrieved 2008-01-05.

Coordinates: 36°45′S 141°57′E / 36.750°S 141.950°E / -36.750; 141.950

This article is issued from Wikipedia - version of the 4/18/2016. The text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution/Share Alike but additional terms may apply for the media files.