Town of Camperdown

Town of Camperdown

Location in Victoria
Population 3,480 (1992)[1]
 • Density 239.2/km2 (619.5/sq mi)
Established 1952
Area 14.55 km2 (5.6 sq mi)
Council seat Camperdown
County Hampden

The Town of Camperdown was a local government area about 200 kilometres (124 mi) west-southwest of Melbourne, the state capital of Victoria, Australia, centred on Camperdown. The town covered an area of 14.55 square kilometres (5.6 sq mi), and existed from 1952 until 1994. Its area was surrounded by the Shire of Hampden.


Originally, the town's area was part of the East Riding of the Shire of Hampden, which was incorporated in 1857. On 9 September 1952, Camperdown was severed and incorporated as a separate borough. It became a town on 21 January 1959.[2]

On 23 September 1994, the Town of Camperdown was abolished, and, along with the Shire of Hampden and parts of the Shires of Colac, Heytesbury and Mortlake and the area around Princetown, on the Great Ocean Road, was merged into the newly created Corangamite Shire.[3]

The Town of Camperdown was not subdivided into wards, and the nine councillors represented the entire area.


Year Population
1954 3,205
1958 3,400*
1961 3,446
1966 3,537
1971 3,477
1976 3,596
1981 3,315
1986 3,596
1991 3,545

* Estimate in 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. p. 542. 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. 5. ISBN 0-642-23117-6. Retrieved 2008-01-05.
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