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Yarriambiack Shire

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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.

Community Satisfaction

Local Government Community Satisfaction Survey Statewide Results

Annual Report

Yarriambiack Shire Council Annual Report 2017/2018


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.

Visit the Guide for more information on Council Elections.
Visit the Victorian Electoral Commission for more elections details. 


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

Population data

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

  • 2016 6,645 
  • 2021 6,254 
  • 2026 5,931 
  • 2031 5,618 


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 ($) 27.731m 22.931m 21.291m 21.257m 25.244m 22.162m 25.335m 21.755m 17.474m
Recurrent Revenue ($) 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

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