Shire of Charlton

Shire of Charlton

Location in Victoria
Population 1,850 (1992)[1]
 • Density 1.574/km2 (4.078/sq mi)
Established 1895
Area 1,175 km2 (453.7 sq mi)
Council seat Charlton
County Gladstone, Kara Kara, Tatchera
LGAs around Shire of Charlton:
Wycheproof Kerang Gordon
Donald Shire of Charlton Korong
Kara Kara Kara Kara Korong

The Shire of Charlton was a local government area about 240 kilometres (149 mi) north-northwest of Melbourne, the state capital of Victoria, Australia. The shire covered an area of 1,175 square kilometres (453.7 sq mi), and existed from 1895 until 1995.


Charlton was first incorporated as a shire on 28 May 1895, upon the severance of portions of the Shires of Gordon, Kerang and St Arnaud.[2]

On 20 January 1995, the Shire of Charlton was abolished, and, along with the Shires of Birchip, Donald and Wycheproof, and parts of the Shire of Kara Kara, was merged into the newly created Shire of Buloke.[3]


The Shire of Charlton was divided into three ridings on 25 May 1988, each of which elected three councillors:

Towns and localities


Year Population
1954 2,350
1958 2,510*
1961 2,492
1966 2,492
1971 2,226
1976 2,120
1981 2,063
1986 1,968
1991 1,749

* Estimate in the 1958 Victorian Year Book.


  1. Australian Bureau of Statistics, Victoria Office (1994). Victorian Year Book. p. 52. ISSN 0067-1223.
  2. Victorian Municipal Directory. Brunswick: Arnall & Jackson. 1992. pp. 625–626. 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. 5. ISBN 0-642-23117-6. Retrieved 2008-01-05.

Coordinates: 36°16′S 143°21′E / 36.267°S 143.350°E / -36.267; 143.350

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