Shire of Omeo

Shire of Omeo

Location in Victoria
Population 1,680 (1992)[1]
 • Density 0.2978/km2 (0.7713/sq mi)
Established 1872
Area 5,641 km2 (2,178.0 sq mi)
Council seat Omeo
County Bogong, Benambra, Dargo, Tambo
LGAs around Shire of Omeo:
Bright Tallangatta Upper Murray
Bright Shire of Omeo Tambo
Avon Bairnsdale Tambo

The Shire of Omeo was a local government area about 390 kilometres (242 mi) east-north-east of Melbourne, the state capital of Victoria, Australia. The shire covered an area of 5,641 square kilometres (2,178.0 sq mi), and existed from 1872 until 1994.


Omeo was incorporated as a shire on 25 October 1872.[2]

On 2 December 1994, the Shire was abolished, and merged with City and Shire of Bairnsdale, Shire of Tambo and the Boole Boole Peninsula from Shire of Rosedale into the Shire of East Gippsland. The Dinner Plain district merged into the Alpine Shire which had been created two weeks earlier.[3]


Omeo was divided into four ridings on 15 January 1957, each of which elected three councillors:

Towns and localities


Year Population
1954 2,072
1958 2,100*
1961 2,145
1966 2,026
1971 1,858
1976 1,605
1981 1,565
1986 1,628
1991 1,920

* 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. 796–797. 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. 4,6. ISBN 0-642-23117-6. Retrieved 2008-01-05.

Coordinates: 37°05′S 147°35′E / 37.083°S 147.583°E / -37.083; 147.583

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