Mansfield Shire was first proclaimed on 31 December 1866. It was amalgamated with the City and Shire of Benalla on 18 November 1994 to form the Delatite Shire. After the de-amalgamation of the Delatite Shire on 28 October 2002, Mansfield once again became its own Shire.

A Practice rich in history that has grown with the community.

  • Practice History

    Central General Practice opened its doors in 1981 at 24 Highett St with one doctor (Ross Gilham) and a receptionist/nurse (Pat Webb). Marg Elliott joined the reception staff soon afterwards. The practice was purchased in 1987 by Will Twycross and Kerrie Davis, and as it continued to expand, in 1989 moved from its original premises to one of Mansfield’s best locations, a Federation period double brick home opposite the sports ground and Council buildings, half way between the High Street and the hospital.

    Through two major renovations and the addition of a whole new wing, it has continued to expand, and now employs fifteen staff.

    The practice has also for many years provided medical services to outlying clinics at Jamieson, Bonnie Doon, Geelong Grammar’s Timbertop Campus, and Mt Buller.

    Current and past doctors have all been Visiting Medical Officers at the Mansfield District Hospital, where for over thirty years they have provided inpatient and outpatient (emergency) care, as well as Obstetrics and Anaesthetics.

  • Mansfield Shire

    “The recorded history of Mansfield which dates back to the 1830’s is a story of adventure, courage and determination, and as was the case with so many other rural settlements, its fortunes fluctuated as it passed from the 19th to the 20th century.

    Mansfield is located 200 kilometres north-east of Melbourne, Victoria in a wide valley surrounded by mountain ranges.  To the west lie the Strathbogies and The Paps;  north-west, Mount Samaria;  north, the Tolmie Plateau;  east the Great Divide with Mounts Buller, Stirling and Timbertop (or Warrambat as it was called);  and to the south, the low hills of the Blue Range.  These mountains give raise to the Broken, Howqua, Jamieson, Goulburn, Delatite and Big Rivers.”

Historical Images