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Wellington Shire Council is located in the Gippsland region of the state of Victoria, Australia and is approximately two hours east of Melbourne by road or rail.
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Wellington Shire Pools Operating Status (Temperature Trigger)

Pools will only open if forecast BOM temperature is 25°C or higher for Sale at 4.30pm on the day prior.
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*NOTICE: Due to necessary works the Sale Toddler Pool opens Friday 27 November 2020 and the Sale 50m Outdoor Pool opens Friday 4 December 2020.

Wellington Shire was formed in 1994 after the amalgamation of the Shire of Alberton, the Shire of Avon, the Shire of Maffra, the City of Sale and parts of the Shire of Rosedale.

It is Victoria’s third largest municipality, covering an area of 10,924 square kilometres and is home to 42,986 residents (2016 census) spread across more than 30 different communities.

The Wellington Shire comprises a three ward structure (Northern, Central and Coastal), which is represented by 9 councillors (3 representing each ward). Wellington Shire has a full time equivalent workforce of 276.48 people (as at 30 June 2017) comprising full time, part time, casual and trainee/apprentice staff.

Wellington Shire is ideally placed for enjoying all that Gippsland has to offer, whether as a resident, visitor or tourist. It extends from the Great Dividing Range and Victoria’s High Country, through rich irrigated flats and some of the most productive grazing land in Australia to the internationally significant Gippsland Lakes and Wetlands and the Ninety Mile Beach and Bass Strait.

Linked to Sydney and Melbourne by the Princes Highway, it also boasts direct links to Canberra and the eastern seaboard of New South Wales.

Wellington has a strong and diverse local economy boasting oil and gas production industries, manufacturing, government, defence, primary industries, forestry, construction and retail industries.

Organisation Structure

Chief Executive Officer (CEO)
David Morcom
Portfolio includes:
Communications and Media.
General Manager Built and Natural Environment
Chris Hastie
Portfolio includes:
Assets and Projects, Built Environment, Natural Environment and Parks.
General Manager Community and Culture
Sharon Houlihan
Portfolio includes:
Arts and Culture, Community Wellbeing, Healthy Lifestyles, Leisure Services.
General Manager Corporate Services
Arthur Skipitaris
Portfolio includes:
Finance, Information Services, Organisation Development, Business Improvement.
General Manager Development
Brent McAlister
Portfolio includes:
Land Use Planning, Economic Development, Municipal Services, Customer Service.

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Documents Available for Public Inspection

Council maintain a range of documents and registers for public inspection in accordance with the Local Government Act 1989 and the Local Government (General) Regulations 2004 - these are shown below.


Note: The Auditors Report is incorporated within the Annual Report.

The documents below can also be viewed at our Sale or Yarram Service Centres.

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In addition, the following documents are also available for public inspection at the Sale Service Centre:

  • Authorised Officers
  • Council Meeting Agendas and Minutes
  • Councillor Code of Conduct
  • Councillor Reimbursement Policy
  • Delegations
  • Election Campaign Donation Returns Register
  • List of all Leases
  • List of Donations and Grants
  • Procurement Policy
  • Record of Assembly of Councillors
  • Register of Interests Travel Register
  • Details of Chief Executive Officer reappointment and total remuneration

To arrange an inspection, please contact Council.

Annual Report

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Council Budget

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Council Plan and Vision

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Council Strategies and Plans

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Page last updated:
Friday, December 6, 2019
Contact Us
Wellington Shire Council
After Hours Emergency
Service Centres
Sale Service Centre
18 Desailly Street (PO Box 506)
Sale VIC 3850
Operating Hours
Monday to Friday 8.30am - 5.00pm
Yarram Service Centre
156 Grant Street
Yarram VIC 3971
Operating Hours
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 10.00am - 2.00pm (Closed Wednesday)
Official website of Wellington Shire Council © 2020.
Wellington Shire Council acknowledges the Gunaikurnai People as the traditional owners of the land that is now Wellington Shire.