Local government in Victoria comprises 79 municipal districts in the Australian state of Victoria, often referred to as local government areas (LGAs). They are constituted as cities (33), shires (39), rural cities (6) and, in one case, a borough. Up till 1994 there had been 210 LGAs, when then-premier Jeff Kennett oversaw amalgamations to reduce the number to 78. The councils of Benalla and Mansfield split subsequent to this to arrive at the current number.
See also Local government areas of Victoria
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