Baw Baw Shire
Baw Baw Shire was formed in 1994 by the amalgamation of the former Shire of Buln Buln, the former rural city of Warragul, most of the former Shire of Narracan and part of the former Shire of Upper Yarra. The new shire covers 4034 sq km in West Gippsland and the administrative centre is at Warragul, 102 km east of Melbourne.
Baw Baw is thought to be an Aboriginal expression for ghost or bandicoot, and is the name of a mountainous plateau east of Melbourne and directly north of Moe. The Mount Baw Baw alpine village attracts both downhill and cross country skiers.