Shire of Goulburn

Shire of Goulburn

Location in Victoria

Former Shire Hall and Courthouse in Nagambie
Population 2,680 (1992)[1]
 • Density 2.638/km2 (6.832/sq mi)
Established 1868
Area 1,016 km2 (392.3 sq mi)
Council seat Nagambie
County Moira, Delatite, Rodney, Dalhousie
LGAs around Shire of Goulburn:
Waranga Rodney Euroa
McIvor Shire of Goulburn Euroa
McIvor Seymour Yea

The Shire of Goulburn was a local government area about 120 kilometres (75 mi) north of Melbourne, the state capital of Victoria, Australia. The shire covered an area of 1,016 square kilometres (392.3 sq mi), and existed from 1868 until 1994.


Goulburn was first incorporated as a road district on 24 November 1868, and became a shire on 24 March 1871. On 16 May 1956, Goulburn annexed land from the Shire of Waranga.[2]

On 18 November 1994, the Shire of Goulburn was abolished, and, along with the Shires of Euroa and Violet Town, and some neighbouring districts, was merged into the newly created Shire of Strathbogie.[3]


The Shire of Goulburn was divided into three ridings on 16 May 1956, each of which elected three councillors:

Towns and localities


Year Population
1954 1,760
1958 2,200*
1961 1,900
1966 1,837
1971 2,004
1976 2,060
1981 2,113
1986 2,205
1991 2,535

* 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. 686–687. 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. 7,11. ISBN 0-642-23117-6. Retrieved 2008-01-05.
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