Shire of Tullaroop

Shire of Tullaroop

Location in Victoria
Population 2,780 (1992)[1]
 • Density 4.360/km2 (11.292/sq mi)
Established 1861
Area 637.63 km2 (246.2 sq mi)
Council seat Maryborough
County Talbot, Gladstone
LGAs around Shire of Tullaroop:
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Avoca Shire of Tullaroop Newstead
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The Shire of Tullaroop was a local government area about 170 kilometres (106 mi) northwest of Melbourne, the state capital of Victoria, Australia, surrounding the regional centre of Maryborough. The shire covered an area of 637.63 square kilometres (246.2 sq mi), and existed from 1861 until 1995. Maryborough itself was managed by a separate entity, ultimately known as the City of Maryborough. After a large-scale statewide amalgamation program by the Victorian Government in 1994, they were united under the Shire of Central Goldfields.


Tullaroop was incorporated as a road district on 18 January 1861, and became a shire on 24 January 1865.

On 1 October 1915, two boroughs were united with Tullaroop—Carisbrook Borough, established on 7 August 1857 with an area of 21.83 square kilometres (8.43 sq mi), and Majorca Borough, established on 28 December 1864 with an area of 20.25 square kilometres (7.82 sq mi), which had been known as Craigie Borough until 1876.[2][3]

On 20 January 1995, the Shire was abolished, and merged with the City of Maryborough, most of the Shire of Bet Bet and surrounding districts into the Shire of Central Goldfields. The Laanecoorie Reservoir was transferred to the Shire of Loddon.[4]


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

Towns and localities


Year Population
1954 1,416
1958 1,460*
1961 1,376
1966 1,277
1971 1,193
1976 1,338
1981 1,647
1986 2,092
1991 2,643

* Estimate in the 1958 Victorian Year Book.


  1. Australian Bureau of Statistics, Victoria Office (1994). Victorian Year Book. p. 52. ISSN 0067-1223.
  2. Victorian Municipal Directory. Brunswick: Arnall & Jackson. 1992. pp. 861–862. Accessed at State Library of Victoria, La Trobe Reading Room.
  3. Victorian Municipal Directory (1915), pp.298, 316.
  4. 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. 5,8. ISBN 0-642-23117-6. Retrieved 2008-01-05.

Coordinates: 37°03′S 143°44′E / 37.050°S 143.733°E / -37.050; 143.733

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