Shire of Southern Grampians

Shire of Southern Grampians

Location in Victoria
Population 16,359 (2011 census)[1]
 • Density 2.45926/km2 (6.3695/sq mi)
Established 1994
Gazetted 23 September 1994[2]
Area 6,652 km2 (2,568.4 sq mi)
Mayor Cr Peter Dark (as of 2014-15)
Council seat Hamilton
Region Barwon South West
State electorate(s) Lowan
Federal Division(s) Wannon
Website Shire of Southern Grampians
LGAs around Shire of Southern Grampians:
West Wimmera Horsham Northern Grampians
Glenelg Shire of Southern Grampians Ararat
Glenelg Moyne Moyne

The Shire of Southern Grampians is a local government area (LGA) in the Barwon South West region of Victoria, Australia, located in the south-western part of the state. It covers an area of 6,652 square kilometres (2,568 sq mi) and, at the 2011 census, had a population of 16,359.[1] It includes the towns of Coleraine, Hamilton, Dunkeld and Penshurst. It was formed in 1994 from the amalgamation of the City of Hamilton, Shire of Wannon and parts of the Shire of Dundas, Shire of Kowree, Shire of Mount Rouse and Shire of Heywood.[2][3]

The Shire is governed and administered by the Southern Grampians Shire Council; its seat of local government and administrative centre is located at the council headquarters in Hamilton, it also has service centres located in a couple of other locations within Hamilton. The Shire is named after the major geographical feature in the region, The Grampians, and that the southern part of this feature occupies the northern part of the LGA.


Current composition

The council is composed of seven councillors elected to represent an unsubdivided municipality.[4]

Unsubdivided   Cathy Armstrong
  Paul Battista
  Albert Calvano (Mayor 2013–14)
  Bruach Colliton
  Peter Dark (Mayor 2014-15)
  Dennis Dawson
  Katrina Rainsford

Administration and governance

The council meets in the council chambers at the council headquarters in the Hamilton Municipal Offices, which is also the location of the council's administrative activities. It also provides customer services at both its administrative centre on Brown Street in Hamilton, and its service centres on Market Pl and Roberts St in Hamilton.

See also

List of localities (Victoria)


  1. 1 2 Census QuickStats (2011). "Southern Grampians (S) – LGA26260". Australian Bureau of Statistics. Government of Australia. Retrieved 10 January 2014.
  2. 1 2 Victoria Government Gazette – Online Archive (1837–1997). "S63 of 1994". State Library of Victoria. State Government of Victoria (published 23 September 1994). pp. 4–5. Retrieved 10 January 2014. |article= ignored (help)
  3. Victoria Government Gazette – Online Archive (1837–1997). "S4 of 1995". State Library of Victoria. State Government of Victoria (published 20 January 1995). p. 5. Retrieved 10 January 2014. |article= ignored (help)
  4. Local Government in Victoria. "Southern Grampians Shire Council". Department of Transport, Planning and Local Infrastructure. State Government of Victoria. Retrieved 10 January 2014.

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Coordinates: 37°31′00″S 142°02′00″E / 37.51667°S 142.03333°E / -37.51667; 142.03333

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