The City of Heidelberg was a local government area
about northeast of Melbourne
, the state capital of Victoria
. The city covered an area of , and existed from 1840 until 1994.
Heidelberg was first incorporated as a trust in 1840, making it one of the earliest local government formations in Australia. On 12 October 1860 it became a road district
, administered by a Roads Board. It became a shire on 27 January 1871 and was proclaimed a city on 11 April 1934. In the 1960s it lost significant sections of its territory; on 1 October 1962, the neighbouring City of Northcote
annexed its South Ward, and on 30 September 1964, the Shire of Diamond Valley
was created out of its mostly rural North Ward.
[ Accessed at State Library of Victoria, La Trobe Reading Room.]
On 15 December 1994, the City of Heidelberg was abolished, and, along with parts of the Shires of Diamond Valley and Eltham
, was merged into the new City of Banyule
. A small area near La Trobe University
was transferred to the City of Darebin
Council meetings were held at the Heidelberg Town Hall
, on Upper Heidelberg Road, Ivanhoe
. It is still used for the same purpose by the City of Banyule.
The City of Heidelberg was subdivided into five wards, each electing three councillors:
* Banyule Ward
* Eaglemont Ward
* Heidelberg West Ward
* Ivanhoe Ward
* Macleod Ward
* Heidelberg Heights
* Heidelberg West
* Ivanhoe East
* Macleod (shared with the Shire of Diamond Valley)
* Estimate in the 1958 Victorian Year Book.
+ Includes the two sections severed in 1962-1964.