Shire of Korumburra

Shire of Korumburra

Location in Victoria
Population 8,030 (1992)[1]
 • Density 13.082/km2 (33.883/sq mi)
Established 1891
Area 613.8 km2 (237.0 sq mi)
Council seat Korumburra
County Buln Buln, Mornington
LGAs around Shire of Korumburra:
Pakenham Buln Buln Warragul
Bass Shire of Korumburra Woorayl
Bass Woorayl Woorayl

The Shire of Korumburra was a local government area located about 115 kilometres (71 mi) southeast of Melbourne, the state capital of Victoria, Australia. The shire covered an area of 613.8 square kilometres (237.0 sq mi), and existed from 1891 until 1994.


Originally part of the Shire of Buln Buln, Korumburra was first incorporated as the Shire of Poowong and Jeetho on 29 May 1891. Its boundaries were initially fairly flexible, as it annexed parts of the Warragul and Woorayl Shires, settling on its final boundaries by 1912. It was renamed Korumburra on 25 October 1922.[2]

On 2 December 1994, the Shire of Korumburra was abolished, and, along with the Shires of Mirboo and South Gippsland, and parts of the Shire of Woorayl, was merged into the new South Gippsland Shire. The Wattle Bank, Lance Creek and Lang Lang South districts in the west were transferred into the newly created Bass Coast Shire.[3]


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

Towns and localities


Year Population
1954 7,386
1958 7,910*
1961 7,813
1966 7,349
1971 6,938
1976 6,542
1981 6,571
1986 6,894
1991 7,573

* 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. 726–728. 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. 4,11. ISBN 0-642-23117-6. Retrieved 2008-01-05.

Coordinates: 38°26′S 145°49′E / 38.433°S 145.817°E / -38.433; 145.817

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