Wellington Shire Council
Address70 Foster Street, SALE 3850
PostalPO Box 506, SALE 3850
Tel1300 366 244
Fax03 5142 3499
Municipality profileWellington 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. View council's performance.
LocalitiesAirly, 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, Landsborough, 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.
Area and populationPopulation Projections - Estimated Resident Population (ERP)
|10,809 sq km
ElectionsWellington Shire Council is an unsubdivided municipality consisting of 9 councillors.
Councillors are elected through proportional representation voting.
Since 2008, all Victorian councillors serve a four year term. The next general election is in October 2013.
The council's next independent Electoral Representation Review is scheduled to be conducted prior to the 2016 elections.
Visit the Guide for more information on Council elections.
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9 Councillors elected in October 2012.
Unsubdivided - Cr Peter Cleary
Unsubdivided - Cr Carolyn Crossley
Unsubdivided - Cr Emilie Davine
Unsubdivided - Cr John Duncan
Unsubdivided - Cr Malcolm Hole
Unsubdivided - Cr Darren McCubbin
Unsubdivided - Cr Patrick McIvor
Unsubdivided - Cr Scott Rossetti (Mayor 2013-14)
Unsubdivided - Cr Bob Wenger
Chief Executive OfficerMr David Morcom
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View the Statewide Community Satisfaction Survey Results to find out what the community thinks about councils services.
Further information about council performance can be found in the Local Government in Victoria Report which brings together information from councils' annual reports to provide a snapshot of the current position of the sector.
The Victorian Government has introduced a mandatory system of performance reporting for councils to ensure that all councils are measuring and reporting on their performance in a consistent way. From 2015, this will enable members of the community to compare similar councils across 70 indicators and assess their performance. Find out more about the performance reporting framework.