Central Goldfields Shire was created by Order of the Governor in Council on 19 January 1995 and consists of the former City of Maryborough, the former Shire of Tullaroop less the Eddington District, the Dunolly, Bealiba and Moliagul districts of the former Shire of Bet Bet and the Talbot district of the former Shire of Talbot and Clunes.
The first democratically elected Central Goldfields Shire Council was elected on 15 March 1997 following a period overseen by three commissioners appointed by the State Government.
|John Gault||1995-1997||Chief Commissioner|
|Cr Jan Ford||1997 - 2000|
|Cr Geoff Lovett||1997 -|| Mayor 2004, 2004/05, 2006/07, 2015/16
|Cr Brian O'Connor||1997 - 2008||Mayor 1997/98, 1998/99, 2005/06|
|Cr Barry Rinaldi||1997 -|| Mayor 1999/2000, 2000/01, 2013/14
|Cr Ian Robertson|| 1997 - 2014 (December)
||Mayor 2001/02, 2003/04|
|Cr Valerie Andrews||2000 - 2005||Mayor 2002/03|
|Cr John Gabell||2005 - 2008|
|Cr Daryl McLeish||2005 - 2008 (February)|
|Cr Chris Meddows-Taylor||2005 - 2012||
Mayor 2007/08, 2008/09, 2009/10, 2010/11
|Cr Paula Nixon||2008 -||Mayor 2011/12|
|Cr Annie Constable||2008 - 2012|
|Cr John Smith|| 2008 - 2013 (June)
|Cr Wendy McIvor||2012 -|| Mayor 2014/15
|Cr John Van Beveren||
|Cr Bob Henderson||2013 (August)|
|Cr Helen Broad|| 2015 (March)
*2005 - Central Goldfields Shire Council increased from five to seven Councillors.