Shire of Moyne

Shire of Moyne

Location in Victoria
Population 16,229 (2015 est)[1]
 • Density 2.9626/km2 (7.6730/sq mi)
Established 1994
Gazetted 23 September 1994[2]
Area 5,478 km2 (2,115.1 sq mi)
Mayor Cr James Purcell
Council seat Port Fairy
Region Barwon South West
State electorate(s)
Federal Division(s) Wannon
Website Shire of Moyne
LGAs around Shire of Moyne:
Glenelg Southern Grampians Ararat
Glenelg Shire of Moyne Corangamite
Southern Ocean Warrnambool Southern Ocean

The Shire of Moyne is a local government area in the Barwon South West region of Victoria, Australia, located in the south-western part of the state. It covers an area of 5,478 square kilometres (2,115 sq mi) and, at the 2011 Census, had a population of 15,955.[3] It includes the towns of Port Fairy, Koroit, Mortlake, Macarthur, Peterborough, Caramut, Ellerslie, Framlingham, Garvoc, Hawkesdale, Kirkstall, Panmure, Mailors Flat, Purnim, Wangoom and Woolsthorpe. It also entirely surrounds the City of Warrnambool, a separate local government area. It was formed in 1994 from the amalgamation of the Shire of Belfast, Shire of Minhamite, Borough of Port Fairy, and parts of the Shire of Mortlake, Shire of Warrnambool, Shire of Dundas, Shire of Mount Rouse and Shire of Hampden.[2]

The Shire is governed and administered by the Moyne Shire Council; its seat of local government and administrative centre is located at the council headquarters in Port Fairy, it also has service centres located in Macarthur and Mortlake. The Shire is named after the Moyne River, a major geographical feature that meanders through the LGA.

The industry base for the area includes: Dairy, beef cattle, sheep, vegetable production, manufacturing (quarrying, food products, pharmaceuticals, seafood), tourism.


Current composition

The council is composed of seven councillors elected to represent an unsubdivided municipality.[4]

Unsubdivided   Jim Doukas
  Anthony Keane
  Ralph Leutton
  Jill Parker
  James Purcell Mayor (2013–14)
  Colin Ryan
  Mick Wolfe

Administration and governance

The council meets in the council chambers at the council headquarters in the Port Fairy Municipal Offices, which is also the location of the council's administrative activities. It also provides customer services at both its administrative centre in Port Fairy, and its service centres in Macarthur and Mortlake.

See also


  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). "S63 of 1994". State Library of Victoria. State Government of Victoria (published 23 September 1994). p. 4. Retrieved 10 January 2014. |article= ignored (help)
  3. Census QuickStats (2011). "Moyne (S) – LGA25490". Australian Bureau of Statistics. Government of Australia. Retrieved 10 January 2014.
  4. Local Government in Victoria. "Moyne Shire Council". Department of Transport, Planning and Local Infrastructure. State Government of Victoria. Retrieved 10 January 2014.

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Coordinates: 38°22′S 142°14′E / 38.367°S 142.233°E / -38.367; 142.233

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