|Elevation||560 m (1,837 ft)|
|LGA(s)||Shire of Moorabool|
Blackwood is a town in Victoria, Australia. The town is located on the Lerderderg River, 89 kilometres north west of the state capital, Melbourne. Blackwood is in the Shire of Moorabool local government area and had a population of 235 at the 2006 census.
The town was founded in 1855 during the Victorian gold rush and at one stage had a population of around 13,000 prospectors. The Post Office opened on 22 September 1855 and was known as Mount Blackwood until 1921.
Attractions include the Lerderderg State Park and Wombat State Forest, a mineral spring, miners' cottages from the 1860s and Mount Blackwood, an extinct volcano offering panoramic views of the surrounding area. The remnants of Wheeler's Tramway, a former Blackwood sawmill tramway in the Wombat State Forest, are listed on the Victorian Heritage Register for their archaeological significance.
- Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "Blackwood (L) (Urban Centre/Locality)". 2006 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 2007-10-25.
- Premier Postal History, Post Office List, retrieved 2008-04-11
- "Wheeler's Tramway (H2015)". Victorian Heritage Register. Heritage Victoria. Retrieved 7 July 2014.
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