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Regional councils

Regional councils

48 municipalities cover land within Victoria that lies outside of Melbourne's metropolitan area. The largest of those in terms of land coverage is the Rural City of Mildura, while the City of Greater Geelong is home to the most people.

Map of Municipalities in regional Victoria

Map above is not clickable. See numbered list of municipalities below.

Alpine Shire
1. Alpine Shire
Population - 12,000
Size - 4,839 km²
Headquarters - Bright
Rural City of Ararat
2. Rural City of Ararat
Population - 11,000
Size - 4,207 km²
Headquarters - Ararat
City of Ballarat
3. City of Ballarat
Population - 94,000
Size - 740 km²
Headquarters - Ballarat
Bass Coast Shire
4. Bass Coast Shire
Population - 30,000
Size - 865 km²
Headquarters - Wonthaggi
Baw Baw Shire
5. Baw Baw Shire
Population - 43,000
Size - 4,028 km²
Headquarters - Warragul
Rural City of Benalla
6. Rural City of Benalla
Population - 14,000
Size - 2,351 km²
Headquarters - Benalla
City of Greater Bendigo
7. City of Greater Bendigo
Population - 101,000
Size - 2,999 km²
Headquarters - Bendigo
Buloke Shire
8. Buloke Shire
Population - 6,400
Size - 8,004 km²
Headquarters - Wycheproof
Campaspe Shire
9. Campaspe Shire
Population - 36,000
Size - 4,526 km²
Headquarters - Echuca
Central Goldfields Shire
10. Central Goldfields Shire
Population - 12,000
Size - 1,534 km²
Headquarters - Maryborough
Colac Otway Shire
11. Colac Otway Shire
Population - 20,000
Size - 3,433 km²
Headquarters - Colac
Corangamite Shire
12. Corangamite Shire
Population - 16,000
Size - 4,404 km²
Headquarters - Camperdown
East Gippsland Shire
13. East Gippsland Shire
Population - 42,000
Size - 20,931 km²
Headquarters - Bairnsdale
Gannawarra Shire
14. Gannawarra Shire
Population - 10,000
Size - 3,732 km²
Headquarters - Kerang
City of Greater Geelong
15. City of Greater Geelong
Population - 211,000
Size - 1,247 km²
Headquarters - Geelong
Glenelg Shire
16. Glenelg Shire
Population - 20,000
Size - 6,212 km²
Headquarters - Portland
Golden Plains Shire
17. Golden Plains Shire
Population - 19,000
Size - 2,704 km²
Headquarters - Bannockburn
Hepburn Shire
18. Hepburn Shire
Population - 14,000
Size - 1,470 km²
Headquarters - Daylesford
Hindmarsh Shire
19. Hindmarsh Shire
Population - 5,800
Size - 7,527 km²
Headquarters - Nhill
Rural City of Horsham
20. Rural City of Horsham
Population - 19,000
Size - 4,249 km²
Headquarters - Horsham
Indigo Shire
21. Indigo Shire
Population - 15,000
Size - 2,044 km²
Headquarters - Beechworth
City of Latrobe
22. City of Latrobe
Population - 72,000
Size - 1,422 km²
Headquarters - Morwell
Loddon Shire
23. Loddon Shire
Population - 7,500
Size - 6,694 km²
Headquarters - Wedderburn
Macedon Ranges Shire
24. Macedon Ranges Shire
Population - 42,000
Size - 1,747 km²
Headquarters - Kyneton
Mansfield Shire
25. Mansfield Shire
Population - 7,900
Size - 3,892 km²
Headquarters - Mansfield
Rural City of Mildura
26. Rural City of Mildura
Population - 51,000
Size - 22,087 km²
Headquarters - Mildura
Mitchell Shire
27. Mitchell Shire
Population - 35,000
Size - 2,862 km²
Headquarters - Broadford
Moira Shire
28. Moira Shire
Population - 28,000
Size - 4,057 km²
Headquarters - Cobram
Moorabool Shire
29. Moorabool Shire
Population - 28,000
Size - 2,110 km²
Headquarters - Ballan
Mount Alexander Shire
30. Mount Alexander Shire
Population - 18,000
Size - 1,529 km²
Headquarters - Castlemaine
Moyne Shire
31. Moyne Shire
Population - 16,000
Size - 5,478 km²
Headquarters - Port Fairy
Murrindindi Shire
32. Murrindindi Shire
Population - 13,000
Size - 3,889 km²
Headquarters - Alexandra
Northern Grampians Shire
33. Northern Grampians Shire
Population - 12,000
Size - 5,728 km²
Headquarters - Stawell
Pyrenees Shire
34. Pyrenees Shire
Population - 6,700
Size - 3,433 km²
Headquarters - Beaufort
Borough of Queenscliffe
35. Borough of Queenscliffe
Population - 3,000
Size - 13 km²
Headquarters - Queenscliff
City of Greater Shepparton
36. City of Greater Shepparton
Population - 61,000
Size - 2,422 km²
Headquarters - Shepparton
South Gippsland Shire
37. South Gippsland Shire
Population - 27,000
Size - 3,280 km²
Headquarters - Leongatha
Southern Grampians Shire
38. Southern Grampians Shire
Population - 16,000
Size - 6,652 km²
Headquarters - Hamilton
Strathbogie Shire
39. Strathbogie Shire
Population - 9,500
Size - 3,302 km²
Headquarters - Euroa
Surf Coast Shire
40. Surf Coast Shire
Population - 26,000
Size - 1,560 km²
Headquarters - Torquay
Rural City of Swan Hill
41. Rural City of Swan Hill
Population - 20,000
Size - 6,116 km²
Headquarters - Swan Hill
Towong Shire
42. Towong Shire
Population - 5,900
Size - 6,635 km²
Headquarters - Tallangatta
Rural City of Wangaratta
43. Rural City of Wangaratta
Population - 27,000
Size - 3,764 km²
Headquarters - Wangaratta
City of Warrnambool
44. City of Warrnambool
Population - 32,000
Size - 121 km²
Headquarters - Warrnambool
Wellington Shire
45. Wellington Shire
Population - 41,000
Size - 10,989 km²
Headquarters - Sale
West Wimmera Shire
46. West Wimmera Shire
Population - 4,300
Size - 9,116 km²
Headquarters - Edenhope
City of Wodonga
47. City of Wodonga
Population - 36,000
Size - 433 km²
Headquarters - Wodonga
Yarriambiack Shire
48. Yarriambiack Shire
Population - 7,100
Size - 7,310 km²
Headquarters - Warracknabeal
  • Population data is taken from the 2011 ABS Census
  • Populations rounded to nearest thousand for populations above 10,000 and to the nearest hundred for those under 10,000
  • Some councils have multiple offices and customer service centres located within the municipality