|Shire of Ballan|
Location in Victoria
|• Density||5.33/km2 (13.80/sq mi)|
|Area||919.45 km2 (355.0 sq mi)|
|County||Bourke, Grant, Talbot|
The Shire of Ballan was a local government area about 75 kilometres (47 mi) west of Melbourne, the state capital of Victoria, Australia. The shire covered an area of 919.45 square kilometres (355.0 sq mi), and existed from 1862 until 1994.
On 15 December 1994, the Shire of Ballan was abolished, and, along with the Shire of Bacchus Marsh, was merged into the Shire of Moorabool, which was created earlier in May 1994 after the merger of the Shire of Bungaree and parts of the Shire of Buninyong.
The Shire of Ballan was divided into four ridings, each of which elected three councillors:
- East Riding
- Central Riding
- West Riding
- South Riding
Towns and localities
- Mount Egerton
- Mount Wallace
* Estimate in 1958 Victorian Year Book.
- Australian Bureau of Statistics, Victoria Office (1994). Victorian Year Book. pp. 49–52. ISSN 0067-1223.
- Victorian Municipal Directory. Brunswick: Arnall & Jackson. 1992. pp. 581–582. Accessed at State Library of Victoria, La Trobe Reading Room.
- Australian Bureau of Statistics (1 August 1995). Victorian local government amalgamations 1994-1995: Changes to the Australian Standard Geographical Classification (PDF). Commonwealth of Australia. p. 9. ISBN 0-642-23117-6. Retrieved 5 January 2008.