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Shire of Towong

Shire of Towong
Location in Victoria
Population 5,891 (2011 census)[1]
 • Density 0.88281/km2 (2.2865/sq mi)
Established 1994
Gazetted 18 November 1994[2]
Area 6,673 km2 (2,576.5 sq mi)
Mayor Cr Mary Fraser
Council seat Tallangatta
Region Hume
State electorate(s) Benambra
Federal Division(s) Indi
Website Shire of Towong
LGAs around Shire of Towong:
Wodonga Greater Hume (NSW) Tumbarumba (NSW)
Indigo Shire of Towong Tumbarumba (NSW)
Alpine East Gippsland Tumbarumba (NSW)

The Shire of Towong is a local government area in the Hume region of Victoria, Australia, located in the north-east part of the state. It covers an area of 6,673 square kilometres (2,576 sq mi) and, at the 2011 Census, had a population of 5,891.[1] It includes the towns of Corryong and Tallangatta. It was formed in 1994 from the amalgamation of the Shire of Tallangatta and Shire of Upper Murray.[2]

The Shire is governed and administered by the Towong Shire Council; its seat of local government and administrative centre is located at the council headquarters in Tallangatta, it also has a service centre located in Corryong. The Shire is named after an earlier shire, the Shire of Towong (1874–1920), which occupied the same region as the current LGA.


  • Council 1
    • Current composition 1.1
    • Administration and governance 1.2
  • See also 2
  • References 3
  • External links 4


Current composition

The council is composed of five councillors elected to represent an unsubdivided municipality.[3]

Ward Councillor Notes
Unsubdivided   David Wortmann Mayor (2014 - )
  Mary Fraser Mayor (2013–14)
  Debi Gadd
  Peter Joyce
  Aaron Scales

Administration and governance

The council meets in the council chambers at the council headquarters in the Tallangatta Municipal Offices, which is also the location of the council's administrative activities. It also provides customer services at both its administrative centre in Tallangatta, and its service centre in Corryong.

See also


  1. ^ a b Census QuickStats (2011). "Towong (S) – LGA26670". Australian Bureau of Statistics. Government of Australia. Retrieved 10 January 2014. 
  2. ^ a b Victoria Government Gazette – Online Archive (1837–1997). "S87 of 1994". State Library of Victoria. State Government of Victoria (published 18 November 1994). p. 3. Retrieved 10 January 2014. 
  3. ^ Local Government in Victoria. "Towong Shire Council". Department of Transport, Planning and Local Infrastructure. State Government of Victoria. Retrieved 10 January 2014. 

External links

  • Towong Shire Council official website
  • Metlink local public transport map
  • Link to Land Victoria interactive maps

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