Shire of South Gippsland (former)

Shire of South Gippsland

Location in Victoria
Population 6,180 (1992)[1]
 • Density 4.315/km2 (11.175/sq mi)
Established 1894
Area 1,432.26 km2 (553.0 sq mi)
Council seat Foster
County Buln Buln
LGAs around Shire of South Gippsland:
Woorayl Woorayl Alberton
Bass Strait Shire of South Gippsland Bass Strait
Bass Strait

The Shire of South Gippsland was a local government area about 170 kilometres (106 mi) south-southeast of Melbourne, the state capital of Victoria, Australia. The shire covered an area of 1,432.26 square kilometres (553.0 sq mi), and existed from 1894 until 1994.


Originally part of the Alberton Road District, South Gippsland was first incorporated as a shire on 16 February 1894.[2]

On 2 December 1994, the Shire was abolished, and merged with Shire of Mirboo and most of Shire of Korumburra and Shire of Woorayl into the South Gippsland Shire.[3]


South Gippsland was divided into three ridings, each of which elected three councillors:

Towns and localities


Year Population
1954 4,882
1958 5,110*
1961 5,247
1966 5,411
1971 5,408
1976 5,667
1981 5,999
1986 5,967
1991 5,850

* 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. 836–837. 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. 11. ISBN 0-642-23117-6. Retrieved 2008-01-05.

Coordinates: 38°39′S 146°12′E / 38.650°S 146.200°E / -38.650; 146.200

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