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Shire of Romsey

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Population  8,350 (1992)
County  Bourke
Area  628 kmĀ²
Council seat  Romsey
Established  1862
Shire of Romsey  Kilmore
Founded  1862
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The Shire of Romsey was a local government area about 65 kilometres (40 mi) north-north-west of Melbourne, the state capital of Victoria, Australia. The shire covered an area of 628 square kilometres (242.5 sq mi), and existed from 1862 until 1995.



Romsey was incorporated as a road district on 5 August 1862, and became a shire on 16 June 1871.

On 10 January 1890, the Shire of Lancefield was created from parts of the Lancefield and Rochford Ridings, however, it and the Shire of Springfield were united with Romsey on 31 May 1916. Parts of Romsey was annexed to the Shire of Kilmore on 28 May 1958.

On 19 January 1995, the Shire of Romsey was abolished, and, along with the Shires of Gisborne, Kyneton and Newham and Woodend, was merged into the newly created Shire of Macedon Ranges.


The Shire of Romsey was divided into four ridings on 7 February 1978, each of which elected three councillors:

  • Central Riding
  • Lancefield Riding
  • Riddell Riding
  • Romsey Riding
  • Towns and localities

  • Cherokee
  • Clarkefield
  • Darraweit Guim
  • Kerrie
  • Lancefield
  • Monegeetta
  • Mount William
  • Riddells Creek
  • Rochford
  • Romsey
  • Springfield
  • Tantarraboo
  • Population

    * Estimate in the 1958 Victorian Year Book.


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