Shire of Wannon

Shire of Wannon

Location in Victoria
Population 2,750 (1992)[1]
 • Density 1.3910/km2 (3.603/sq mi)
Established 1872
Area 1,977 km2 (763.3 sq mi)
Council seat Coleraine
County Dundas
LGAs around Shire of Wannon:
Kowree Kowree Kowree
Glenelg Shire of Wannon Dundas
Glenelg Heywood Dundas

The Shire of Wannon was a local government area about 330 kilometres (205 mi) west of Melbourne, the state capital of Victoria, Australia. The shire covered an area of 1,977 square kilometres (763.3 sq mi), and existed from 1872 until 1994.


Wannon was first incorporated as a shire on 15 March 1872.[2]

On 23 September 1994, the Shire was abolished, and merged with City of Hamilton and most of Mount Rouse and Dundas into the Shire of Southern Grampians.[3]


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

Towns and localities

The shire also contained the localities of Balmoral, Carapook, Englefield, Gringegalgona, Hilgay, Konongwootong, Melville Forest, Moree, Muntham, Nareen, Parkwood, Pigeon Ponds, Tarrenlea, Tarrayoukyan, Vasey and Wootong Vale.


Year Population
1954 3,949
1958 4,200*
1961 4,154
1966 4,060
1971 3,646
1976 3,363
1981 3,093
1986 2,856
1991 2,685

* 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. 878–879. 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: 37°36′S 141°42′E / 37.600°S 141.700°E / -37.600; 141.700

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