|Shire of Creswick|
Location in Victoria
Former town hall at Creswick
|• Density||8.828/km2 (22.864/sq mi)|
|Area||551.66 km2 (213.0 sq mi)|
The Shire of Creswick was a local government area about 120 kilometres (75 mi) west-northwest of Melbourne, the state capital of Victoria, Australia. The shire covered an area of 551.66 square kilometres (213.0 sq mi), and existed from 1859 until 1995.
Creswick was first incorporated as a road district on 11 January 1859, and became a shire on 31 December 1863. The Borough of Creswick, incorporated on 19 November 1858 with an area of 19.26 square kilometres (4,759 acres), was united with the shire on 29 May 1934.
On 20 January 1995, the Shire of Creswick was abolished, and, along with the Shire of Daylesford and Glenlyon and parts of the Shires of Kyneton and Talbot and Clunes, was merged into the newly created Shire of Hepburn.
The Shire of Creswick was divided into four ridings, each of which elected three councillors:
- Creswick Riding
- North Creswick Riding
- Northeast Riding
- South Riding
Towns and localities
- Cabbage Tree
- Creswick North
- Kangaroo Hills
- Mount Prospect
- Wattle Flat
* 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. 642–643. 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. 7. ISBN 0-642-23117-6. Retrieved 5 January 2008.