About Buloke Shire
The Buloke Shire is located in north-west Victoria on the eastern edge of the Wimmera plains and southern Mallee, 300 km from Melbourne. It occupies an area of 8,001 square kilometres with an estimated resident population of 7,028 (ABS 2010) – less than one person per square kilometre.
There are ten townships within the Buloke Shire; the largest being Birchip, Charlton, Donald, Sea Lake and Wycheproof. The five smaller townships are Berriwillock, Culgoa, Nandaly, Nullawil and Watchem.
Agriculture, specifically grain production, is the primary source of income and employment in the Buloke Shire. Other forms of farming, education, retail, community service sectors and light industry also provide employment and income.