City of Geelong
|City of Geelong|
Location in Victoria
|• Density||999/km2 (2,588/sq mi)|
|Area||13.4 km2 (5.2 sq mi)|
The City of Geelong was a local government area about 75 kilometres (47 mi) southwest of Melbourne, the state capital of Victoria, Australia. The city covered an area of 13.4 square kilometres (5.2 sq mi), and existed from 1849 until 1993.
Geelong was the second municipality in Victoria, behind the City of Melbourne. It was established under the Geelong Incorporation Act (NSW) in October 1849, and proclaimed as a town on 4 June 1858. On 8 December 1910, it was proclaimed a city.
On 18 May 1993, the City of Geelong was abolished, and, along with the Cities of Geelong West and Newtown, the Rural City of Bellarine, the Shire of Corio and parts of the City of South Barwon and the Shires of Barrabool and Bannockburn, was merged into the newly created City of Greater Geelong.
The City of Geelong was divided into five wards, each of which elected three councillors:
- Barwon Ward
- Bellarine Ward
- Fidge Ward
- Kardinia Ward
- Ormond Ward
The city consisted of two parts. The main section, which included Geelong City, Breakwater, East Geelong and South Geelong, was bounded by Corio Bay to the northeast, Barwon River to the southeast, Boundary Road to the east and La Trobe Terrace to the west.
* Estimate in the 1958 Victorian Year Book.
- Australian Bureau of Statistics, Victoria Office (1994). Victorian Year Book. pp. 49–52. ISSN 0067-1223.
- 13 Vic. No. 40
- Victorian Municipal Directory. Brunswick: Arnall & Jackson. 1992. pp. 382–383. Accessed at State Library of Victoria, La Trobe Reading Room.
- Public Record Office (Victoria) (2005). "Agency VA 2431 - Geelong". Retrieved 2008-04-21.