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Wellington Shire

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Wellington is a large shire which includes a strong agricultural base and important secondary and tertiary industries, notably in the largest centre, Sale.

Wellington is home to a major prison, the Longford gas plant, an RAAF base and the Ninety Mile Beach.

The main industries include oil and gas extraction and agriculture.

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


Airly, Alberton, Alberton West, Arbuckle, Balook, Billabong, Binginwarri, Blackwarry, Boisdale, Briagolong, Budgee Budgee, Bundalaguah, Buragwonduc, Bushy Park, Callignee North, Callignee South, Calrossie, Carrajung, Carrajung Lower, Carrajung South, Castleburn, Cherrilong, Christies, Clydebank, Cobains, Coongulla, Cowa, Cowwarr, Crookayan, Crooked River, Dargo, Darriman, Dawson, Denison, Devon North, Dutson, Dutson Downs, Fernbank, Flamingo Beach, Flynn, Flynns Creek, Fulham, Gelliondale, Giffard, Giffard West, Gillum, Glen Falloch, Glengarry, Glenmaggie, Glomar Beach, Golden Beach, Gormandale, Grand Ridge, Greenmount, Hawkhurst, Hedley, Heyfield, Hiamdale, Hiawatha, Hollands Landing, Howitt Plains, Hunterston, Jack River, Johnstones Hill, Kilmany, Koorool, Lake Wellington, Langsborough, Licola, Licola North, Llowalong, Loch Sport, Longford, Macks Creek, Madalya, Maffra, Maffra West Upper, Manns Beach, McLoughlins Beach, Meerlieu, Mewburn Park, Miowera, Monomak, Montgomery, Moornapa, Moroka, Mount Buller, Munro, Myrtlebank, Nambrok, Nap Nap Marra, Newry, Nuntin, Ocean Grange, Paradise Beach, Pearsondale, Perry Bridge, Port Albert, Reynard, Riverslea, Robertsons Beach, Rosedale, Sale, Sale East, Sargood, Seacombe, Seaspray, Seaton, Snake Island, Staceys Bridge, Stockdale, Stradbroke, Stratford, Tamboritha, Tarra Valley, Tarraville, The Heart, The Honeysuckles, Tinamba, Tinambra West, Toolome, Toongabbie, Toora North, Valencia Creek, Walhalla, Walhalla East, Waterford, Willung, Willung South, Winnindoo, Won Wron, Wongungarra, Wonyip, Woods Point, Woodside, Woodside Beach, Woodside North, Woolenook, Woorarra, Worrowing, Wrathung, Wrixen, Wurruk, Yangoura and Yarram.

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

Community Satisfaction

Local Government Community Satisfaction Survey Statewide Results

Annual Report

Wellington Shire Council Annual Report 2019/20


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9 Councillors elected in October 2020.

Central - Cr Jill Wood

Central - Cr Scott Rossetti - Deputy Mayor

Central - Cr Ian Bye

Coastal - Cr Marcus McKenzie

Coastal - Cr Gayle Maher

Coastal - Cr Garry Stephens - Mayor

Northern - Cr Carolyn Crossley

Northern - Cr Carmel Ripper

Northern - Cr John Tatterson

Population data

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

  • 2016 41,923 
  • 2021 42,687 
  • 2026 43,921 
  • 2031 45,153 


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.

  2019-20 2018-19 2017-18 2016-17 2015-16 2014-15 2013-14 2012-13 2011-12 2010-11
Recurrent Expenditure ($) 86.310m 80.185m 87.696m 76.372m 71.733m 74.204m 73.078m 72.731m 75.794m 63.896m
Recurrent Revenue ($) 105.900m 114.932m 98.275m 96.883m 76.451m 85.505m 72.454m 79.132m 77.853m 71.508m
- Rates and Charges 63.107m 61.559m 60.474m 55.417m 51.690m 49.392m 46.958m 44.001m 41.131m 38.441m
- VGC Grants 14.286m 13.673m 12.504m 12.015m 12.035m 12.129m 12.277m 11.801m 11.282m 11.008m
Non-Recurrent Government Grants
Recurrent Government Grants

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