Shire of Korong

Shire of Korong

Location in Victoria

The historic Shire of Korong Hall, at Wedderburn
Population 3,480 (1992)[1]
 • Density 14.591/km2 (37.79/sq mi)
Established 1862
Area 238.5 km2 (92.1 sq mi)
Council seat Wedderburn
County Gladstone
LGAs around Shire of Korong:
Charlton Gordon Gordon
Charlton Shire of Korong East Loddon
Kara Kara Bet Bet Marong

The Shire of Korong was a local government area about 75 kilometres (47 mi) west-northwest of Bendigo in western Victoria, Australia. The shire covered an area of 238.5 square kilometres (92.1 sq mi), and existed from 1862 until 1995.


Korong was first incorporated as a road district on 8 July 1862, and became a shire on 6 September 1864. On 1 February 1961, it annexed the Borough of Inglewood, which had been created a century earlier.[2]

On 20 January 1995, the Shire of Korong was abolished, and, along with the Shires of East Loddon and Gordon, the Loddon River district of the former Rural City of Marong, and surrounding districts, was merged into the newly created Shire of Loddon.[3]


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

Towns and localities


Year Population
1954 3,943
1958 4,030*
1961 3,816
1966 3,662
1971 3,203
1976 3,098
1981 3,029
1986 3,347
1991 3,341

* Estimate in the 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. 724–725. 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: 36°25′S 143°37′E / 36.417°S 143.617°E / -36.417; 143.617

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