|Shire of Warrnambool|
Location in Victoria
|• Density||5.570/km2 (14.426/sq mi)|
|Area||1,605 km2 (619.7 sq mi)|
|County||Villiers, Heytesbury, Hampden|
The Shire of Warrnambool was a local government area located about 260 kilometres (162 mi) west-southwest of Melbourne, the state capital of Victoria, Australia. The shire covered an area of 1,605 square kilometres (619.7 sq mi), and existed from 1854 until 1994.
On 23 September 1994, the Shire of Warrnambool was abolished, and, along with the Borough of Port Fairy, the Shires of Belfast and Minhamite, parts of the Shires of Dundas, Mortlake and Mount Rouse, and the Tower Hill Reserve, was merged into the newly created Shire of Moyne.
The Shire of Warrnambool was divided into four ridings, each of which elected three councillors:
- North Riding
- South Riding
- East Riding
- Koroit Riding
* Estimate in the 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. 886–888. 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. 10,11. ISBN 0-642-23117-6. Retrieved 5 January 2008.