Shire of Dimboola

Shire of Dimboola

Location in Victoria

The former Shire Hall at Dimboola
Population 4,280 (1992)[1]
 • Density 0.8814/km2 (2.2828/sq mi)
Established 1885
Area 4,856 km2 (1,874.9 sq mi)
Council seat Dimboola
Region Wimmera
County Lowan, Borung, Karkarooc, Weeah
LGAs around Shire of Dimboola:
Walpeup Walpeup Karkarooc
Lowan Shire of Dimboola Warracknabeal
Kowree Arapiles Wimmera

The Shire of Dimboola was a local government area in the Wimmera region of western Victoria, Australia. The shire covered an area of 4,856 square kilometres (1,874.9 sq mi), and existed from 1885 until 1995.


Dimboola was originally part of the Shire of Wimmera, which was first incorporated in 1862. It became part of the Shire of Lowan, when it was separately incorporated on 31 December 1875, and on 2 April 1885, Dimboola was established as a shire in its own right.

Being in a fairly remote region, for its first 30 years, Dimboola's boundaries were fairly flexible and adjusted frequently;

On 14 December 1932, Dimboola gained parts of the West Riding from the Shire of Karkarooc.[2]

On 20 January 1995, the Shire of Dimboola was abolished, and, along with the Shire of Lowan, was merged into the newly created Shire of Hindmarsh.[3]


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

Towns and localities


Year Population
1954 6,224
1958 6,520*
1961 6,038
1966 5,892
1971 5,013
1976 4,837
1981 4,790*
1986 4,600*
1991 4,330

* 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. 654–656. 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. 7. ISBN 0-642-23117-6. Retrieved 2008-01-05.

Coordinates: 36°27′S 142°01′E / 36.450°S 142.017°E / -36.450; 142.017

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