Shire of Upper Murray

Shire of Upper Murray

Location in Victoria
Population 2,450 (1992)[1]
 • Density 0.9960/km2 (2.580/sq mi)
Established 1920
Area 2,459.81 km2 (949.7 sq mi)
Council seat Corryong
County Benambra
LGAs around Shire of Upper Murray:
Tallangatta Greater Hume (NSW) Tumbarumba (NSW)
Tallangatta Shire of Upper Murray Tumbarumba (NSW)
Tallangatta Omeo Tumbarumba (NSW)

The Shire of Upper Murray was a local government area about 400 kilometres (249 mi) northeast of Melbourne, the state capital of Victoria, Australia. The shire covered an area of 2,459.81 square kilometres (949.7 sq mi), and existed from 1920 until 1994.


Upper Murray originally existed as the Corryong Riding and part of the Murray Riding of the Shire of Towong, and was first incorporated as a shire on 1 October 1920.[2]

On 18 November 1994, the Shire re-merged with the Shire of Tallangatta, which had remained from the original Towong shire, into the new Shire of Towong.[3]


Upper Murray was divided into three ridings, each of which elected three councillors:

Towns and localities


Year Population
1954 2,521
1958 2,670*
1961 2,938
1966 3,335
1971 2,676
1976 2,557
1981 2,463
1986 2,428
1991 2,341

* 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. 865–866. 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: 36°12′S 147°54′E / 36.200°S 147.900°E / -36.200; 147.900

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