Shire of Wycheproof

Shire of Wycheproof

Location in Victoria
Population 3,130 (1992)[1]
 • Density 0.7615/km2 (1.972/sq mi)
Established 1894
Area 4,110.3 km2 (1,587.0 sq mi)
Council seat Wycheproof
County Borung, Tatchera, Karkarooc, Kara Kara
LGAs around Shire of Wycheproof:
Walpeup Swan Hill Swan Hill
Karkarooc Shire of Wycheproof Kerang
Birchip Donald Charlton

The Shire of Wycheproof was a local government area about 130 kilometres (81 mi) northwest of Bendigo in northwestern Victoria, Australia. The shire covered an area of 4,110.3 square kilometres (1,587.0 sq mi), and existed from 1894 until 1995.


Wycheproof was originally part of the St Arnaud Road District which was incorporated in 1861 and became a Shire in 1864. On 27 April 1894, the North Riding of the Shire was severed and proclaimed as the Shire of Wycheproof after a successful petition from the residents of Wycheproof to the Commissioner of Public Works.[2][3] Over the years several boundary changes occurred:[4]

On 20 January 1995, the Shire was abolished, and merged with the Shires of Birchip, Charlton, Donald and part of Kara Kara into the Shire of Buloke.[5]


Wycheproof was divided into four ridings, each of which elected three councillors, except for Bunguluke which elected two councillors.

Towns and localities


Year Population
1954 4,548
1958 4,760*
1961 4,747
1966 4,775
1971 4,413
1976 4,161
1981 3,783
1986 3,322
1991 3,008

* Estimate in the 1958 Victorian Year Book.


  1. Australian Bureau of Statistics, Victoria Office (1994). Victorian Year Book. p. 51. ISSN 0067-1223.
  2. "NEWS OF THE DAY.". The Age (Melbourne, Vic. : 1854 - 1954). Melbourne, Vic.: National Library of Australia. 24 March 1894. p. 7. Retrieved 29 October 2015.
  3. "NEWS OF THE DAY.". The Age (Melbourne, Vic. : 1854 - 1954). Melbourne, Vic.: National Library of Australia. 24 April 1894. p. 4. Retrieved 29 October 2015.
  4. Victorian Municipal Directory. Brunswick: Arnall & Jackson. 1992. pp. 900–901. Accessed at State Library of Victoria, La Trobe Reading Room.
  5. 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. ISBN 0-642-23117-6. Retrieved 2008-01-05.

Coordinates: 36°05′S 143°13′E / 36.083°S 143.217°E / -36.083; 143.217

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