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Shire of Victoria Plains


Shire of Victoria Plains

Shire of Victoria Plains
Western Australia
Location in Western Australia
Population 921 (2013 est)[1]
 • Density 0.35851/km2 (0.9285/sq mi)
Established 1871
Area 2,569 km2 (991.9 sq mi)
Mayor Geoff Erickson
Council seat Calingiri
Region Wheatbelt
State electorate(s) Moore
Federal Division(s) Durack
LGAs around Shire of Victoria Plains:
Dandaragan Moora Wongan-Ballidu
Gingin Shire of Victoria Plains Wongan-Ballidu
Chittering Toodyay Goomalling

The Shire of Victoria Plains is a local government area in the Wheatbelt region of Western Australia, about 160 kilometres (99 mi) north of the state capital, Perth. It covers an area of 2,569 square kilometres (992 sq mi), and its seat of government is the town of Calingiri.


  • History 1
  • Wards 2
  • Towns and localities 3
  • Presidents 4
  • Population 5
  • References 6
  • External links 7


In 1871, the Victoria Plains Road District was created over an area extending as far north as Carnamah and east to the South Australian border. These areas gradually obtained their own local government over the next 40 years. On 1 July 1961, the area that remained became the Shire of Victoria Plains under the Local Government Act 1960.[2]


The shire is divided into four wards.

  • West Ward (three councillors)
  • Central Ward (two councillors)
  • East Ward (two councillors)
  • South Ward (two councillors)

Towns and localities



Year Population
1911 880
1921 1,089
1933 1,241
1947 1,124
1954 1,810
1961 2,030
1966 1,785
1971 1,700
1976 1,493
1981 1,332
1986 1,243
1991 1,079
1996 943
2001 963
2006 903
2011 895


  1. ^ "3218.0 Regional Population Growth, Australia. Table 5. Estimated Resident Population, Local Government Areas, Western Australia". 3 April 2014. Retrieved 11 September 2014. 
  2. ^ WA Electoral Commission, Municipality Boundary Amendments Register (release 3.0), 31 July 2007.

External links

  • Official website

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