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Shire of Heywood

Shire of Heywood
Location in Victoria
Population 7500 (1992)[1]
Established 1856
Area 3,764 km2 (1,453.3 sq mi)
Council seat Heywood
County Normanby, Follett
LGAs around Shire of Heywood:
Penola (SA) Glenelg Dundas
Mount Gambier (SA)
Port MacDonnell (SA)
Shire of Heywood Minhamite
Southern Ocean Portland Belfast

The Shire of Heywood was a local government area about 360 kilometres (224 mi) west-southwest of Melbourne, the state capital of Victoria, Australia. The shire covered an area of 3,764 square kilometres (1,453.3 sq mi), and existed from 1856 until 1994. It was for most of its life known as the Shire of Portland.


Heywood was first incorporated as Portland Road District on 25 January 1856, which became the Shire of Portland on 8 December 1863. On 23 April 1958 and 31 May 1968, it lost parts of its area to the City of Portland, and on 1 October 1988 it was renamed the Shire of Heywood.[2]

On 23 September 1994, the Shire was abolished, and merged with City of Portland and most of the Shire of Glenelg into the Shire of Glenelg.[3]


Heywood was divided into four ridings, each of which elected three councillors:

  • East Riding
  • South Riding
  • West Riding
  • Central Riding

Towns and localities


Year Population
1954 7,056
1958 7,370*
1961 6,982
1966 6,859
1971 6,439
1976 6,368
1981 6,791
1986 7,211
1991 7,125

* Estimate in the 1958 Victorian Year Book.


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