Shire of Yarriambiack

Shire of Yarriambiack

Location in Victoria
Population 6,759 (2015 est)[1]
 • Density 0.94426/km2 (2.4456/sq mi)
Established 1995
Gazetted 20 January 1995[2]
Area 7,158 km2 (2,763.7 sq mi)
Mayor Cr Andrew McLean
Council seat Warracknabeal
Region Western Victoria
State electorate(s)
Federal Division(s) Mallee
Website Shire of Yarriambiack
LGAs around Shire of Yarriambiack:
Mildura Mildura Mildura
Hindmarsh Shire of Yarriambiack Buloke
Horsham Northern Grampians Northern Grampians

The Shire of Yarriambiack is a local government area of Victoria, Australia, located in the north-western part of the state. It covers an area of 7,158 square kilometres (2,764 sq mi) and, at the 2011 Census, had a population of 7,088.[3] It includes the towns of Hopetoun, Murtoa, Rupanyup and Warracknabeal. It was formed in 1995 from the amalgamation of the Shire of Warracknabeal, Shire of Karkarooc, and parts of the Shire of Dunmunkle and Shire of Wimmera.[2]

The Shire is governed and administered by the Yarriambiack Shire Council; its seat of local government and administrative centre is located at the council headquarters in Warracknabeal, it also has service centres located in Hopetoun and Rupanyup. The Shire is named after Yarriambiack Creek, a geographical feature that meanders through the LGA from the Wimmera River, through Warracknabeal, to Lake Coorong at Hopetoun.


Current composition

The council is composed of three wards and seven councillors, with three councillors elected to represent the Warracknabeal Ward and two councillors per remaining ward elected to represent each of the other wards.[4]

Dunmunkle   Terry Grange[5]
  Ray Kingston
Hopetoun   Helen Ballentine
  Andrew McLean Mayor (2013–14)
Warracknabeal   Graeme Massey
  Lisa Woods[5]
  Kylie Zanker

Administration and governance

Shire offices. Lyle Street, Warracknabeal

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

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). "S4 of 1995". State Library of Victoria. State Government of Victoria (published 20 January 1995). p. 6. Retrieved 10 January 2014. |article= ignored (help)
  3. Census QuickStats (2011). "Yarriambiack (S) – LGA27630". Australian Bureau of Statistics. Government of Australia. Retrieved 10 January 2014.
  4. Local Government in Victoria. "Yarriambiack Shire Council". Department of Transport, Planning and Local Infrastructure. State Government of Victoria. Retrieved 10 January 2014.
  5. 1 2 "Wimmera councillors to disclose political affiliations under new State Government recommendations", Matt Coughlan, The Wimmera Mail Times, 10 September 2014.

Coordinates: 36°15′00″S 142°25′00″E / 36.25000°S 142.41667°E / -36.25000; 142.41667

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