Balliang, Victoria

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Balliang
Victoria
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Balliang
Balliang is located in Shire of Moorabool
Balliang
Balliang
Coordinates 37°50′0″S 144°22′0″E / 37.83333°S 144.36667°E / -37.83333; 144.36667Coordinates: 37°50′0″S 144°22′0″E / 37.83333°S 144.36667°E / -37.83333; 144.36667
Population 243 (2011 census)[1]
Postcode(s) 3340
Location
LGA(s)
State electorate(s)
Federal Division(s)
Localities around Balliang:
Mount Wallace Glenmore
Rowsley
Parwan
Beremboke
Staughton Vale
Balliang Balliang East
Anakie Anakie Little River

Balliang is a locality in Victoria, Australia. It is divided between the Shire of Moorabool and City of Greater Geelong local government areas. It lies north of Geelong and 54 kilometres (34 mi) from the state capital, Melbourne. At the 2011 census, Balliang had a population of 243.[1]

The locality was named for a house in Geelong owned by Foster Fyans, which was in turn named for Balliang (or Ballyang), who was an Aboriginal leader employed by Fyans.[2] Balliang Post Office opened on 23 June 1910 and closed in 1968.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Balliang (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 9 December 2014. 
  2. ^ "Balliang, Shire of Moorabool, Victoria, Australia". Prahran Mechanics' Institute. Retrieved 2008-11-13. 
  3. ^ Premier Postal History. "Post Office List". Retrieved 2008-04-11.