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The Shire of Dundas was a Local Government Area located about west of Melbournemarker, the state capital of Victoriamarker, Australia. The shire covered an area of , and existed from 1857 until 1994.


Dundas was first incorporated as a district on 4 August 1857, and became a shire on 8 December 1863.

On 23 September 1994, the Shire was abolished, and merged with City of Hamilton, Shire of Wannon and most of Mount Rouse into the Shire of Southern Grampians, with the Macarthur hinterland being split into the Shire of Moynemarker administered from Port Fairymarker.


Dundas was divided into three ridings, each of which elected three councillors:
  • South Riding
  • East Riding
  • West Riding

Towns and Localities

  • Moutajup
  • Strathkellar
  • Tarringtonmarker
  • Urangara
  • Victoria Valley
  • Wannon
  • Warrabkook
  • Warrayure
  • Yatchaw
  • Yulecart


Year Population
1954 3,903
1958 4,100*
1961 4,072
1966 3,913
1971 3,667
1976 3,420
1981 3,478
1986 3,469
1991 3,402
* Estimate in the 1958 Victorian Year Book.


  1. Accessed at State Library of Victoria, La Trobe Reading Room.

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