Bemm River, Victoria

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This article is about the town. For the watercourse, see Bemm River.
Bemm River
Victoria
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Sunset over Sydenham Inlet
Bemm River is located in Shire of East Gippsland
Bemm River
Bemm River
Coordinates 37°45′0″S 148°58′0″E / 37.75000°S 148.96667°E / -37.75000; 148.96667Coordinates: 37°45′0″S 148°58′0″E / 37.75000°S 148.96667°E / -37.75000; 148.96667
Population 287 (2011)[1]
Postcode(s) 3889
Location
LGA(s) Shire of East Gippsland
State electorate(s) Gippsland East
Federal Division(s) Gippsland

Bemm River is a township and locality in the East Gippsland region of Victoria, Australia. At the 2011 census, Bemm River and the surrounding area had a population of 287.[1]

Location and features[edit]

The locality surrounds Sydenham Inlet and much of its area to the north is state forest, while Cape Conran Coastal Park adjoins the western shores of the inlet and Croajingolong National Park adjoins its eastern shores.

The area is renowned for its Bream fishing, which gives it its second name, 'The Bream Capital'. There are several tourist accommodation places in the town. There is a general store and a pub which is also a licensed restaurant. There is also a Local Radio Station that Broadcasts during the Victorian School Holidays on the FM Frequency 90.9BRFM. Bemm River Local Radio(www.bemmriverlocalradio.com)

The Post Office opened on 1 July 1911 closed in 1920, reopened in 1933, then closed again in 1982.[2]

Sydenham Inlet[edit]

Bemm River township is situated on the north-western shore of Sydenham Inlet, a natural coastal inlet that stretches over to the sand hills of the Tasman Sea shoreline of the South Pacific Ocean. The inlet is fed by the Bemm River in the west and the Little River in the east. It is 4 kilometres (2.5 mi) from the beach, and 10 kilometres (6.2 mi) from Py-yoot Bay (/ˈpˈjuːt/ PIE-ute).

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Bemm River (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 11 January 2014. 
  2. ^ "Post Office List", Premier Postal History, retrieved 11 April 2008