where we are

Hindmarsh Shire is located in the Wimmera region in western Victoria and covers an area of 7,527km2. Situated on the Western Highway, 375km west of Melbourne and 350km east of Adelaide, Hindmarsh Shire is alive with business opportunities as it lies on the second-busiest freight corridor in Australia.

Our Shire is bound by two National Parks, the Little Desert in the South and Wyperfeld in the North. Other distinct natural features include the Big Desert Wilderness Area to the West, as well as the Wimmera River and Lakes Hindmarsh and Albacutya. The central part of the Shire is utilised primarily for broad-acre cropping and grazing.

The Shire’s four main towns are Dimboola, Jeparit,Nhill and Rainbow. Each community has its own spirit and identity, but all towns offer spacious rural living, inclusive small communities, and wonderful natural amenities.

 

Community Map

Community Map is an interactive map on Hindmarsh Shire. It will provide you with information on:

  • Rubbish and Recycling Collection Day
  • Planning information applicable to your property
  • Your local Councillors
  • Property Assessment Number

Click here: Hindmarsh Community Map

 

Community Profile

Hindmarsh Community Profile provides demographic analysis for the municipality based on results from the 2016, 2011, 2006, 2001, 1996 and 1991 Censuses of Population and Housing, The profile is updated with population estimates when the Australian Bureau of Statistics releases new figures. Available information includes:

  • Population
  • How old are we?
  • Who are we?
  • What do we do?
  • How do we live?
  • Migration profile
  • Journey to work
  • SEIFA - disadvantage
  • Building approvals

Click here: Hindmarsh Community Profile