Shire of Karkarooc

Shire of Karkarooc

Infobox Australian Place | type = lga
name = Shire of Karkarooc
state = vic
region =
area = 3719
est = 1896
seat = Hopetoun
pop = 2720 (1992) [cite book|title=Victorian Year Book|author=Australian Bureau of Statistics, Victoria Office|year=1994|page=49-52|id=ISSN 0067-1223]

logosize =

caption = Location in Victoria
county = Karkarooc
near-nw = Walpeup
near-n = Walpeup
near-ne = Wycheproof
near-w = Dimboola
near-e = Wycheproof
near-sw = Dimboola
near-s = Warracknabeal
near-se = Birchip
_noautocat = yes

The Shire of Karkarooc was a Local Government Area located in northwestern Victoria, Australia. The shire covered an area of convert|3719|km2|sqmi|1, and existed from 1896 until 1995.


Land in Karkarooc was originally governed by the Shire of St Arnaud from 1861 onwards, and then by the Borung after its severance from St Arnaud. Parts of the North and West Ridings of Borung severed to form the Shire of Karkarooc on 29 May 1896. On 29 May 1897 it annexed the northeastern part of Shire of Dimboola, and two days later annexed part of Castle Donnington. On 31 May 1906 it also annexed part of the Tyrrell Riding of the Shire of Wycheproof.

A new shire, Walpeup, was formed in western Victoria on 1 October 1911, taking in some areas of Karkarooc and sections of five other shires. Karkarooc also lost some of its West Riding to Dimboola on 14 December 1932.cite book|title=Victorian Municipal Directory|year=1992|publisher=Arnall & Jackson|location=Brunswick|pages=715-716 Accessed at State Library of Victoria, La Trobe Reading Room.]

On 20 January 1995, the Shire was abolished, and merged with most of the Shires of Dunmunkle and Shire of Warracknabeal and parts of the Wimmera into the Shire of Yarriambiack. [cite book|url=$File/12570_1994-95.pdf|title=Victorian local government amalgamations 1994-1995: Changes to the Australian Standard Geographical Classification|author=Australian Bureau of Statistics|date=1 August 1995|publisher=Commonwealth of Australia|page=12|isbn=0-642-23117-6|accessdate=2008-01-05]


Karkarooc was, at the time of dissolution, not divided into ridings, and its twelve councillors represented the entire Shire.

Towns and Localities

* Beulah
* Galaquil
* Gama
* Goyura
* Hopetoun
* Lascelles
* Patchewollock
* Rosebery
* Speed
* Tempty
* Turriff
* Wathe
* Woomelang
* Wyperfeld
* Yaapeet
* Yarto


* Estimate in the 1958 Victorian Year Book.


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