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Golden Plains Shire Council

Inverleigh is located in the Golden Plains Shire Council which is a local government area in VictoriaAustralia, located in the western part of the state. It covers an area of 2,704 square kilometres (1,044 sq mi) and at the 2016 Census, had a population of over 21,000.


It includes the towns of Inverleigh, BannockburnGheringhapLethbridgeLintonBerringaTeesdale

Rokewood and Meredith.

The Shire was formed in 1994 from the amalgamation of the Shire of BannockburnShire of LeighShire of Grenville and part of the Shire of Buninyong. Upon its creation, it was known as the Southern Rural Shire, intended to exist temporarily until the Local Government Board drew up final council boundaries for the Ballarat region. However, a few months later it was decided to make the municipality permanent, and it was renamed to its current name on 1 October 1994.

The Shire is governed and administered by the Golden Plains Shire Council. Its seat of local government and administrative centre is located at the Council headquarters in Bannockburn.

The Golden Plains Shire Council website is



PHONE: (03) 5220 7111 or 1300 363 036 (free within the Shire)



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OPERATING HOURS (Please check the website for any COVID restrictions):

Bannockburn Customer Service Centre

2 Pope Street, Bannockburn, Victoria

8.30am to 5pm, Monday to Friday

Smythesdale Customer Service Centre

19 Heales Street, Smythesdale, Victoria

8.30am to 5pm, Monday to Friday

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