Shire of Ballan

Shire of Ballan

Location in Victoria
Population 4,900 (1992)[1]
 • Density 5.33/km2 (13.80/sq mi)
Established 1862
Area 919.45 km2 (355.0 sq mi)
Council seat Ballan
County Bourke, Grant, Talbot
LGAs around Shire of Ballan:
Bungaree Daylesford and Glenlyon Kyneton
Buninyong Shire of Ballan Bacchus Marsh
Buninyong Bannockburn Corio

The Shire of Ballan was a local government area about 75 kilometres (47 mi) west of Melbourne, the state capital of Victoria, Australia. The shire covered an area of 919.45 square kilometres (355.0 sq mi), and existed from 1862 until 1994.


Ballan was first incorporated as a road district on 14 October 1862, and became a shire on 2 November 1864. On 9 October 1921, parts of the shire were annexed to the Shire of Kyneton.[2]

On 15 December 1994, the Shire of Ballan was abolished, and, along with the Shire of Bacchus Marsh, was merged into the Shire of Moorabool, which was created earlier in May 1994 after the merger of the Shire of Bungaree and parts of the Shire of Buninyong.[3]


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

Towns and localities


Year Population
1954 2,752
1958 2,830*
1961 2,440
1966 2,349
1971 2,163
1976 2,206
1981 2,624
1986 3,338
1991 4,654

* Estimate in 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. 581–582. 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: 37°36′S 144°15′E / 37.600°S 144.250°E / -37.600; 144.250

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.