Rural City of Horsham


Rural City of Horsham

Infobox Australian Place | type = lga
name = Rural City of Horsham
state = vic



caption = Location in Victoria
pop = 18,000 (2001 Census)
area = 4239
est =
seat =
mayor = Pam Clarke
region =

url =
stategov =
fedgov =
near-nw = Hindmarsh
near-n = Hindmarsh
near-ne = Yarriambiack
near-w = West Wimmera
near-e = Northern Grampians
near-sw = Southern Grampians
near-s = Southern Grampians
near-se = Northern Grampians

The Rural City of Horsham is a Local Government Area in Victoria, Australia. It is located in the western part of the state. It has an area of 4,239 square kilometres. In 2001 it had a population of 18,000. It was formed in 1995 by the merger of the City of Horsham, most of the Shire of Wimmera and Shire of Arapiles, and part of the Shire of Kowree.

This large city has been prominent as the winner of Australia’s tidiest town (in 2001) and the community pride is evident everywhere. The vibrant shopping precinct offers a wide variety of coffee shops and restaurants, which have achieved a reputation for variety and quality.

Horsham is the capital of the region and hosts a range of quality major events from sport to cultural interests. The Horsham golf course is known as country Victoria’s best, as awarded from the pro-am circuit.

The region is the site of many fine lakes and a Wimmera River system and in normal seasons is extremely popular with fishing, boating, swimming and water enthusiasts.

ee also

* Horsham, Victoria

External links

* [http://www.visithorsham.com.au/ Official Tourist website for Horsham]
* [http://www.hrcc.vic.gov.au/ Rural City of Horsham official website]


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