Surf Coast Shire
Surf Coast Shire (1994-) is on the coastline west of Port Phillip Bay, approximately from Breamlea to Lorne. It extends northwards to the Barwon River, westwards to Deans Marsh and eastwards to Greater Geelong.
The new municipality was formed on 9 March 1994, by the union of Barrabool shire, most of Winchelsea shire and part of South Barwon city (Torquay). Its area is 1562 sq km.