Shire of Arapiles
|Shire of Arapiles|
Location in Victoria
|• Density||0.8239/km2 (2.134/sq mi)|
|Area||2,342.62 km2 (904.5 sq mi)|
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.
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.
The Shire of Arapiles was divided into three ridings, each of which elected three councillors:
- North Riding
- Central Riding
- South Riding
Towns and localities
- Clear Lake
- Grass Flat
- Lower Norton
- Mount Arapiles
* Estimates in 1958, 1983 and 1988 Victorian Year Books.
- Australian Bureau of Statistics, Victoria Office (1994). Victorian Year Book. pp. 49–52. ISSN 0067-1223.
- Victorian Municipal Directory. Brunswick: Arnall & Jackson. 1992. pp. 565–566. Accessed at State Library of Victoria, La Trobe Reading Room.
- 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.