Ballan Shire

Ballan shire (1864-1994), north-west of Melbourne, was situated west of Bacchus Marsh shire. Its administrative centre was Ballan on the old Western Highway 70 km from Melbourne.

The shire, approximately rectangular in shape, had an area of 919 square kilometres. It was proclaimed on 2 November 1864, the successor to a Road District created two years before.

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