The Shire of Yarriambiack is situated in north-western Victoria, in the heart of the State's wheat belt.
The population is concentrated in a number of small towns which service the surrounding broadhectare farming properties.Yarriambiack Shire is the heartland of grain production and handling in the Wimmera and Mallee.
The main industry is agriculture which accounts for almost half the workforce.
Yarriambiack is part of the Small Shire council grouping and can be compared with similar councils. More information on council groupings can be found here.
Ailsa, Albacutya, Angip, Areegra, Aubrey, Bangerang, Beulah, Boolite, Brim, Cannum, Crymelon, Hopetoun, Hopevale, Jung, Kellalac, Kewell, Laen, Lah, Lascelles, Lawler, Longerenong, Lubeck, Minyip, Murra Warra, Murtoa, Patchewollock, Rainbow, Rich Avon West, Rosebery, Rupanyup, Sheep Hills, Speed, Tempy, Turriff, Wallup, Warracknabeal, Wilkur, Willenabrina, Woomelang, Wyperfield National Park, Yaapeet and Yarto.
For a detailed map showing shire boundaries and locality names, visit VICNAMES.
Yarriambiack Shire Council is a subdivided municipality consisting of 3 wards and 7 councillors.
Councillors are elected through proportional representation voting.
The council's independent Electoral Representation Review is scheduled to be conducted prior to the 2028 elections.
7 Councillors elected in October 2016.
Dunmunkle - Cr Tom Hamilton
Dunmunkle - Cr Corinne Heintze
Hopetoun - Cr Helen Ballentine - Deputy Mayor
Hopetoun - Cr Shane Roberts
Warracknabeal - Cr Graeme Massey - Mayor
Warracknabeal - Cr Kylie Zanker
Warracknabeal - Cr Jean Wise
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 ($)||27.731m||22.931m||21.291m||21.257m||25.244m||22.162m||25.335m||21.755m||17.474m|
|Recurrent Revenue ($)||24.223m||26.494m||20.774m||23.009m||20.421m||22.094m||25.751m||23.382m||18.669m|
|- Rates and Charges||11.881m||11.645m||11.348m||10.828m||10.058m||9.489m||8.639m||8.058m||7.650m|
|- VGC Grants||5.017m||4.795m||4.758m||4.782m||4.717m||4.492m||4.462m||4.251m||3.992m|
|Non-Recurrent Government Grants
|Recurrent Government Grants