Burrumbeet, Victoria

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Burrumbeet
Victoria
BurrumbeetHotel.JPG
Burrumbeet Hotel
Burrumbeet is located in City of Ballarat
Burrumbeet
Burrumbeet
Coordinates 37°28′S 143°39′E / 37.467°S 143.650°E / -37.467; 143.650Coordinates: 37°28′S 143°39′E / 37.467°S 143.650°E / -37.467; 143.650
Population 158 (2006)[1]
Postcode(s) 3352
Location
LGA(s)
State electorate(s) Ripon
Federal Division(s) Ballarat, Wannon

Burrumbeet is a town in western Victoria, Australia. The town is located on the Western Highway, 136 kilometres (85 mi) west of the state capital, Melbourne and 24 kilometres (15 mi) west of the regional centre, Ballarat. At the 2006 census, Burrumbeet and the surrounding area had a population of 158.[1]

Lake Burrumbeet, a large but shallow eutrophic lake, is located nearby.

History[edit]

Burrumbeet Post Office opened on 1 September 1857 and closed in 1978.[2]

Today[edit]

Burrumbeet has a horse racing club, the Burrumbeet Racing Club, which holds one race meeting a year, the Burrumbeet Cup meeting on New Years Day.[3]

See also[edit]

Burrumbeet railway station

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "Burrumbeet (State Suburb)". 2006 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 2009-06-23. 
  2. ^ Premier Postal History, Post Office List, retrieved 2008-04-11 
  3. ^ Country Racing Victoria, Burrumbeet Racing Club, retrieved 2009-05-07 [dead link]