Shire of Tambo (Victoria)

This article is about the former shire in Victoria. For the shire in Queensland, see Shire of Tambo (Queensland).
Shire of Tambo

Location in Victoria
Population 10,720 (1992)[1]
 • Density 3.0569/km2 (7.917/sq mi)
Established 1882
Area 3,506.86 km2 (1,354.0 sq mi)
Council seat Lakes Entrance
County Dargo, Tambo
LGAs around Shire of Tambo:
Upper Murray Snowy River (NSW) Bombala (NSW)
Omeo Shire of Tambo Orbost
Bairnsdale Bass Strait Bass Strait

The Shire of Tambo was a local government area about 320 kilometres (199 mi) east of Melbourne, the state capital of Victoria, Australia. The shire covered an area of 3,506.86 square kilometres (1,354.0 sq mi), and existed from 1882 until 1994.


Tambo was first incorporated as a shire on 6 January 1882, splitting away from the Shire of Bairnsdale. On 30 May 1892 it lost three-quarters of its land area when the Shire of Orbost was incorporated. A small amount was re-annexed as Cunninghame Riding on 3 January 1913.[2]

On 2 December 1994, the Shire was abolished, and merged with the City and Shire of Bairnsdale, Shire of Orbost, most of the Shire of Omeo and the Boole Boole Peninsula from Shire of Rosedale into the Shire of East Gippsland.[3]


Tambo was divided into four ridings, each of which elected three councillors:

Towns and localities


Year Population
1954 5,085
1958 5,490*
1961 5,431
1966 5,441
1971 5,888
1976 6,336
1981 7,181
1986 8,941
1991 10,155

* 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. 855–856. 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. 6. ISBN 0-642-23117-6. Retrieved 5 January 2008.

Coordinates: 37°53′S 147°59′E / 37.883°S 147.983°E / -37.883; 147.983

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