A Snapshot of Hindmarsh Shire

A Snapshot of Hindmarsh Shire

Hindmarsh Shire Council is a vibrant and progressive rural Council, rich in history, natural wonders and a strong community spirit, offering opportunities for local and large businesses to participate in its procurement activities in mutually beneficial terms.

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. With that, the Shire is alive with business opportunities as it lies on the second-busiest freight corridor in Australia. Hindmarsh Shire has a resident population of 5,698 (2021 Census).

The four major townships in the Shire are:

  • Nhill
  • Dimboola
  • Rainbow
  • Jeparit

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 largest industry in Hindmarsh, both in economic output and employment, is the agriculture sector. However, other established and immerging industries  such as manufacturing and tourism are significantly important to the Shire as additional economic support particularly during time of drought.

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