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Shire of Victoria Plains
Western Australia
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Victoria Plains shire offices, Calingiri, 2014
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Location in Western Australia
Population 910 (2016 census)
 • Density 0.3542/km2 (0.917/sq mi)
Established 1871
Area 2,569 km2 (991.9 sq mi)
Shire President Pauline Bantock
Council seat Calingiri
Region Wheatbelt
State electorate(s) Moore
Federal Division(s) Durack
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Website Shire of Victoria Plains
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The Shire of Victoria Plains is a local government area in the Wheatbelt region of Western Australia, about 160 kilometres (100 mi) north of the state capital, Perth. It covers an area of 2,569 square kilometres (992 sq mi), and its seat of government is the town of Calingiri.


In 1871, the Victoria Plains Road District was created over an area extending as far north as Carnamah and east to the South Australian border. These areas gradually obtained their own local government over the next 40 years. On 1 July 1961, the area that remained became the Shire of Victoria Plains under the Local Government Act 1960.


The shire is divided into four wards.

  • West Ward (three councillors)
  • Central Ward (two councillors)
  • East Ward (two councillors)
  • South Ward (two councillors)

Towns and localities



Year Population
1911 880
1921 1,089
1933 1,241
1947 1,124
1954 1,810
1961 2,030
1966 1,785
1971 1,700
1976 1,493
1981 1,332
1986 1,243
1991 1,079
1996 943
2001 963
2006 903
2011 895
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