The Buloke Shire is located in North Western Victoria in the heart of the State's wheat belt.
Agriculture, especially grain and sheep production, is the major industry. Other important sectors include retail trade, health and community services and education.
The main townships have a comprehensive range of health, education and recreational facilities.
The Shire has a population of slightly less than one person per square kilometre.
Buloke is part of the Small Shire council grouping and can be compared with similar councils. More information on council groupings can be found here.
Ballapur, Banyan, Banyenong, Barrakee, Berriwillock, Bimbourie, Birchip, Birchip West, Boigbeat, Buckrabanyule, Bunguluke, Carron, Charlton, Chirrup, Cokum, Coonooer Bridge, Cope Cope, Corack, Corack East, Culgoa, Curyo, Donald, Dooboobetic, Dumosa, Gil Gil, Glenloth, Glenloth East, Granite Flat, Jeffcott, Jeffcott North, Jeruk, Jil Jil, Kalpienung, Karyrie, Kinnabulla, Laen, Laen East, Laen North, Lake Buloke, Lake Marmel, Lake Tyrrell, Lawler, Litchfield, Marlbed, Massey, Morton Plains, Myall, Nandaly, Nareewillock, Narraport, Ninda, Nine Mile, Nullawil, Nyarrin, Pier Milan, Reedy Dam, Rich Avon, Richmond Plains, Sea Lake, Springfield, Straten, Sutton, Teddywaddy, Teddywaddy West, Terrappee, Thalia, Titybong, Towaninny, Towaninny South, Turriff East, Tyrrell, Tyrrell Downs, Warmur, Warne, Watchem, Watchem West, Watchupga, Whirily, Wilkur, Willangie, Wooroonook, Woosang, Wycheproof, Wycheproof South, Yawong Hills, Yeungroon and Yeungroon East.
For a detailed map showing shire boundaries and locality names, visit VICNAMES.
Buloke Shire Council is a subdivided municipality consisting of 3 wards and 7 Councillors.
Councillors are elected through proportional representation voting. Since 2008, all Victorian Councillors serve a four year term. The next general election is in October 2020.
7 Councillors elected in October 2016.
Lower Avoca - Cr David Pollard
Lower Avoca - Cr Bronwyn Simpson
Mallee - Cr Ellen White
Mallee - Cr David Vis
Mount Jeffcott - Cr Graeme Milne
Mount Jeffcott - Cr Carolyn Stewart - Mayor
Mount Jeffcott - Cr Daryl Warren - Deputy Mayor
Estimated resident population. Source: Victoria in Future 2016 - Population and Household Projections to 2031
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.
|Recurrent Expenditure ($)||25.094m
|Recurrent Revenue ($)||28.909m
|- Rates and Charges||12.934m
|- VGC Grants||5.870m
|Non-Recurrent Government Grants
|Recurrent Government Grants