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Pyrenees Shire

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Pyrenees Shire is located in the Central West of Victoria, about 130 km north west of Melbourne.

It is heavily dependent on primary industry and is renowned for its, wool, viticulture and forestry activity. Thirty percent of the workforce is involved in agriculture. Key areas of production are wool, cereal, hay crops and meat. Grape and wine production has recently expanded significantly.

Gold, along with sand, gravel and slate all contribute to the economy.

Pyrenees is part of the Small Shire council grouping and can be compared with similar councils. More information on council groupings can be found here.   


Amphitheatre, Avoca, Ballyrogan, Barkly, Beaufort, Bo Peep, Brewster, Buangor, Bung Bong, Burnbank, Burrumbeet, Carngham, Carranballac, Chepstowe, Chute, Cross Roads, Crowlands, Elmhurst, Ercildoune, Eurambeen, Evansford, Eversley, Frenchmans, Glenbrae, Glenlofty, Glenpatrick, Glenshee, Hillcrest, Lake Goldsmith, Lamplough, Landsborough, Langi Kal Kal, Lexton, Lillicur, Lower Homebush, Main Lead, Mena Park, Middle Creek, Moonambel, Mortchup, Mount Emu, Mount Lonarch, Natte Yallock, Navarre, Nerring, Nowhere Creek, Percydale, Pittong, Raglan, Rathscar, Redbank, Rosyth, Shays Flat, Shirley, Snake Valley, Stockyard Hill, Stoneleigh, Streatham, Tanwood, Trawalla, Wareek, Warrenmang, Waterloo, Wattle Creek, Waubra, and Yalla-Y-Poora. 

For a detailed map showing shire boundaries and locality names, visit VICNAMES.

Community Satisfaction 

Pyrenees Shire Council Customer Satisfaction Survey Results

Annual Report

Pyreness Shire Council Annual Report 2017/18


Pyrenees Shire Council is a subdivided municipality consisting of 5 wards and 5 Councillors. 

Councillors are elected through preferential voting. Since 2008, all Victorian Councillors serve a four year term. The next general election is in October 2020. 

The council's independent Electoral Representation Review was conducted prior to the 2012 elections. 

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5 Councillors elected in October 2016.

Avoca - Cr Ron Eason 

Beaufort - Cr Damian Ferrari

De Cameron - Cr Robert Vance - Mayor

Ercildoune - Cr David Clark

Mount Emu - Cr Tanya Kehoe

Population data

Estimated resident population. Source: Victoria in Future 2016 - Population and Household Projections to 2031

  • 2016 6,867 
  • 2021 7,042   
  • 2026 7,227 
  • 2031 7,419 


Source: Victoria Grants Commission.
The figures in the bottom two rows of the table show combined one-off and ongoing funding received by council from both the Federal and State Governments. It is important to note that this amount can change significantly from year to year as individual government funding programs change and natural events such as fires and floods occur.

Data shows the amount allocated in respect of the relevant financial year. In some years, that amount will vary from the payments received that year, as a result of the Commonwealth "bringing forward" some payments.

  2017-18 2016-17 2015-16 2014-15 2013-14 2012-13 2011-12 2010-11 2009-10
Recurrent Expenditure ($) 25.727m 23.047m 18.960m 20.902m 26.435m 35.096m 33.275m 18.730m 15.163m
Recurrent Revenue ($) 23.300m 26.384m 17.078m 21.409m 18.314m 28.868m 40.340m 27.356m 15.912m
- Rates and Charges 9.589m 9.091m 8.643m 8.126m 7.676m 7.274m 6.879m 6.514m 6.070m
- VGC Grants 5.157m 4.907m 4.841m 4.974m 4.787m 4.662m 4.702m 4.540m 4.201m
Non-Recurrent Government Grants
Recurrent Government Grants

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