Shire of Walpeup

Shire of Walpeup

Location in Victoria
Population 3,310 (1992)[1]
 • Density 0.3019/km2 (0.7819/sq mi)
Established 1911
Area 10,964 km2 (4,233.2 sq mi)
Council seat Ouyen
County Karkarooc, Millewa, Weeah
LGAs around Shire of Walpeup:
Loxton (SA) Mildura Swan Hill
Pinnaroo (SA) Shire of Walpeup Swan Hill
Dimboola Karkarooc

The Shire of Walpeup was a local government area in northwestern Victoria, Australia, along the South Australian border. The shire covered an area of 10,964 square kilometres (4,233.2 sq mi), and existed from 1911 until 1995.


Walpeup was incorporated as a shire on 1 November 1911, created out of parts of the Shires of Mildura, Swan Hill, Lawloit, Lowan, Dimboola and Karkarooc.[2]

On 20 January 1995, the Shire was abolished, and merged with the City and Shire of Mildura into the Rural City of Mildura.[3]


Walpeup was divided into four ridings in 1986, each of which elected three councillors:

Towns and localities


Year Population
1954 4,310
1958 4,480*
1961 4,548
1966 4,429
1971 3,964
1976 3,846
1981 3,594
1986 3,496
1991 3,237

* 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. 873–874. 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. 9. ISBN 0-642-23117-6. Retrieved 2008-01-05.
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