Shire of Hindmarsh

Shire of Hindmarsh

Location in Victoria
Population 5,494 (2015 est)[1]
 • Density 0.72991/km2 (1.89045/sq mi)
Established 1995
Gazetted 20 January 1995[2]
Area 7,527 km2 (2,906.2 sq mi)
Mayor Cr Rob Gersch
Council seat Nhill
Region Western Victoria
State electorate(s) Lowan
Federal Division(s) Mallee
Website Shire of Hindmarsh
LGAs around Shire of Hindmarsh:
Mildura Mildura Mildura
West Wimmera Shire of Hindmarsh Yarriambiack
West Wimmera Horsham Horsham

The Shire of Hindmarsh is a local government area in Victoria, Australia, located in the western part of the state. It covers an area of 7,527 square kilometres (2,906 sq mi) and, at the 2011 Census, had a population of 5,798.[3] It includes the towns of Dimboola, Nhill, Rainbow and Jeparit. It was formed in 1995 from the amalgamation of the Shire of Lowan and Shire of Dimboola.[2]

The Shire is governed and administered by the Hindmarsh Shire Council; its seat of local government and administrative centre is located at the Council headquarters in Nhill, it also has service centres located in Dimboola, Rainbow and Jeparit. The Shire is named after the major geographical feature in the region, Lake Hindmarsh, which is located in the east of the LGA.


Current composition

The council is composed of three wards and six councillors, with two councillors per ward elected to represent each ward.[4]

East   Debra Nelson Mayor (2015-16)
  Tony Schneider
North   Ron Ismay
  Ronald Lowe
West   Rob Gersch
  Wendy Robins

Administration and governance

The council meets in the council chambers at the council headquarters in the Nhill Municipal Offices, which is also the location of the council's administrative activities. It also provides customer services at both its administrative centre in Nhill, and its service centres in Dimboola, Jeparit and Rainbow.

See also

List of localities (Victoria)


  1. "3218.0 – Regional Population Growth, Australia, 2014–15". Australian Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 29 September 2016.
  2. 1 2 Victoria Government Gazette – Online Archive (1837–1997). "S4 of 1995". State Library of Victoria. State Government of Victoria (published 20 January 1995). p. 4. Retrieved 10 January 2014. |article= ignored (help)
  3. Census QuickStats (2011). "Hindmarsh (S) – LGA22980". Australian Bureau of Statistics. Government of Australia. Retrieved 10 January 2014.
  4. Local Government in Victoria. "Hindmarsh Shire Council". Department of Transport, Planning and Local Infrastructure. State Government of Victoria. Retrieved 10 January 2014.

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Coordinates: 36°08′00″S 141°39′00″E / 36.13333°S 141.65000°E / -36.13333; 141.65000

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