Shire of Gisborne

Shire of Gisborne

Location in Victoria
Population 10,330 (1992)[1]
 • Density 37.275/km2 (96.54/sq mi)
Established 1860
Area 277.13 km2 (107.0 sq mi)
Council seat Gisborne
County Bourke
LGAs around Shire of Gisborne:
Newham and Woodend Newham and Woodend Romsey
Bacchus Marsh Shire of Gisborne Romsey
Bacchus Marsh Melton Bulla

The Shire of Gisborne was a local government area about 55 kilometres (34 mi) northwest of Melbourne, the state capital of Victoria, Australia. The shire covered an area of 277.13 square kilometres (107.0 sq mi), and existed from 1860 until 1995.


Gisborne was first incorporated as a road district on 9 November 1860, and became a shire on 24 February 1871.[2]

On 19 January 1995, the Shire of Gisborne was abolished, and, along with the Shires of Newham and Woodend and Romsey, and parts of the Shire of Kyneton, was merged into the newly created Shire of Macedon Ranges.[3]


The Shire of Gisborne was divided into three ridings on 30 August 1961, each of which elected three councillors:


Year Population
1954 2,122
1958 2,230*
1961 2,159
1966 2,319
1971 2,917
1976 4,911
1981 7,074
1986 8,474
1991 9,765

* 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. 679–680. 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. 8. ISBN 0-642-23117-6. Retrieved 2008-01-05.

Coordinates: 37°29′S 144°35′E / 37.483°S 144.583°E / -37.483; 144.583

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