Hepburn Shire Council
76 Vincent Street, DAYLESFORD 3460
PO Box 21, DAYLESFORD 3460
03 5348 2306
03 5348 2911
Hepburn Shire is located in central Victoria, just over an hour from Melbourne. The region is renowned for its natural beauty and mineral springs. The eastern part of the Shire is hilly, with high rainfall and significant native forests. The west has medium to lower rainfall and broad acre farming land.
The shire's economic base is in agriculture, forestry, manufacturing and tourism. Tourism is most popular around the Daylesford-Hepburn Springs mineral springs. Tourism, the arts, service industries, retailing, education and health and community services are growing rapidly.
Allendale, Bald Hills, Basalt, Blackwood North, Blampied, Broomfield, Bullarook, Bullarto, Bullarto South, Cabbage Tree, Campbelltown, Clunes, Clydesdale, Coomoora, Creswick, Creswick North, Daylesford, Dean, Denver, Drummond, Drummond North, Dry Diggings, Dunach, Eganstown, Elevated Plains, Evansford, Fern Hill, Franklinford, Glengower, Glenlyon, Guildford, Hepburn, Hepburn Springs, Invermay, Kingston, Kooroocheang, Korweinguboora, Langdons Hill, Lawrence, Leonards Hill, Little Hampton, Lyonville, Malmsbury, Mollongghip, Mount Beckworth, Mount Cameron, Mount Franklin, Mount Prospect, Musk, Musk Vale, Newbury, Newlyn, Newlyn North, Porcupine Ridge, Rocklyn, Sailors Falls, Sailors Hill, Sandon, Shepherds Flat, Smeaton, Smokey Town, Spring Hill, Springmount, Stony Creek, Strangways, Sulky, Taradale, Tarilta, Trentham, Trentham East, Tylden, Tylden South, Ullina, Wattle Flat, Waubra, Werona, Wheatsheaf and Yandoit.
For a detailed map showing shire boundaries and locality names, visit VICNAMES.
Area & PopulationPopulation Projections - Estimated Resident Population (ERP)
|1,470 sq km
Source: Victoria in Future 2012 - Population and Household Projections 2011–2031 for Victoria and its Regions, Department of Planning and Community Development, April 2012.
Hepburn Shire Council is a subdivided municipality consisting of 5 wards and 7 councillors.
Councillors in the 3 single member wards are elected through preferential voting.
Councillors in the 2 multi-member wards are elected through proportional representation voting.
Since 2008, all Victorian councillors serve a four year term. The next general election is in October 2016.
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7 Councillors elected in October 2012.
Birch - Cr Pierre Niclas
Birch - Cr Kate Redwood
Cameron - Cr Neil Newitt
Coliban - Cr Sebastian Klein
Creswick - Cr Don Henderson
Creswick - Cr Greg May
Holcombe - Cr Bill McClenaghan (Mayor 2012-13)
Chief Executive Officer
Mr Aaron van Egmond
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