Shire of Rosedale

The Shire of Rosedale was a Local Government Area stretching between the towns of Traralgon and Sale in the Gippsland region of Victoria, Australia. The shire covered an area of , and existed from 1869 until 1994.


Rosedale was first incorporated as a district on 26 February 1869, and became a shire on 17 February 1871. It annexed part of the Shire of Alberton on 20 May 1914.

On 2 December 1994, the Shire was abolished, and merged with Shire of Alberton, Shire of Avon, City of Sale and most of Shire of Rosedale into the Shire of Wellington. The Boole Poole peninsula south of Metung was joined to the Shire of East Gippsland, while the Glengarry and Toongabbie districts north of Traralgon were moved to the City of Latrobe.


Rosedale was divided into three ridings , each of which elected three councillors:

  • Central Riding
  • North Riding
  • East Riding

Towns and Localities


Year Population
1954 3,860
1958 4,290*
1961 4,566
1966 4,899
1971 4,955
1976 5,174
1981 6,265
1986 7,591
1991 8,578
* Estimate in the 1958 Victorian Year Book.


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