Shire of Moorabool
Australia Victoria Moorabool Shire.svg
Location in Victoria
Population31,818 (2016 census)[1]
 • Density15.08/km2 (39.06/sq mi)
Gazetted6 May 1994[2]
Area2,110 km2 (814.7 sq mi)
MayorCr Paul Tatchell
Council seatBacchus Marsh
RegionWestern Victoria
State electorate(s)
Federal Division(s)Ballarat
WebsiteShire of Moorabool
LGAs around Shire of Moorabool:
Hepburn Hepburn Macedon Ranges
Ballarat Shire of Moorabool Melton
Golden Plains Greater Geelong Wyndham

The Shire of Moorabool is a local government area in Victoria, Australia, located in the western part of the state. It covers an area of 2,110 square kilometres (810 sq mi) and, at the 2016 Census, had a population of 31,818.[1] It includes the towns of Ballan, Bacchus Marsh, Balliang, Mount Wallace, Myrniong, Blackwood, Greendale, Gordon, Korweinguboora and Mount Egerton, Bungaree, Elaine and Wallace. It was formed in 1994 from the amalgamation of the Shire of Bacchus Marsh, Shire of Ballan and parts of the Shire of Bungaree and City of Werribee.[2][3]

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


Current composition

The council is composed of four wards and seven councillors, with four councillors elected to represent the East Moorabool Ward and one councillor per remaining ward elected to represent each of the other wards.[4]

Ward Councillor Notes
Central Moorabool   Paul Tatchell Mayor
East Moorabool   David Edwards
  Tonia Dudzik
  Jarrod Bingham
  John Keogh Deputy Mayor
West Moorabool   Tom Sullivan
Woodlands   Pat Toohey


Administration and governance

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


Localities which encompass the Shire of Moorabool include:


  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Moorabool (S)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 15 November 2017.
  2. ^ a b Victoria Government Gazette – Online Archive (1837–1997). "S23 of 1994: Order estg (Part 4) the Shire of Moorabool". State Library of Victoria. State Government of Victoria (published 9 May 1994). p. 1. Retrieved 10 January 2014.
  3. ^ Victoria Government Gazette – Online Archive (1837–1997). "S97 of 1994: Order altg (Part 22) the Shire of Moorabool". State Library of Victoria. State Government of Victoria (published 15 December 1994). p. 10. Retrieved 10 January 2014.
  4. ^ Local Government in Victoria. "Moorabool Shire Council". Councillors. Moorabool Shire Council. Retrieved 8 May 2016.
  5. ^
The Shire

External links

  • Moorabool Shire Council official website
  • Metlink local public transport map
  • Link to Land Victoria interactive maps

Coordinates: 37°36′00″S 144°15′00″E / 37.60000°S 144.25000°E / -37.60000; 144.25000