Derrimut, Victoria

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"Derrimut" redirects here. For the Indigenous Yalukit-willam clan headman, see Derrimut (Indigenous Australian).
Derrimut
MelbourneVictoria
Derrimut is located in Melbourne
Derrimut
Derrimut
Coordinates 37°47′42″S 144°45′58″E / 37.795°S 144.766°E / -37.795; 144.766Coordinates: 37°47′42″S 144°45′58″E / 37.795°S 144.766°E / -37.795; 144.766
Population 5,992 (2011 census)[1]
 • Density 461/km2 (1,190/sq mi)
Postcode(s) 3030
Area 13 km2 (5.0 sq mi)
Location 18 km (11 mi) from Melbourne
LGA(s) City of Brimbank
State electorate(s) Kororoit
Federal Division(s) Gorton
Suburbs around Derrimut:
Ravenhall Deer Park Ardeer
Truganina Derrimut Sunshine West
Truganina Laverton North

Derrimut is a suburb of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 18 km west of Melbourne's central business district. Its Local government area is the City of Brimbank. At the 2011 Census, Derrimut had a population of 5,992.

It is bounded by Foleys Road to the north, Robinsons Road to the west, the Western Ring Road to the east and Boundary Road to the south.

Derrimut is a newly developed suburb in Melbourne. It is named after Derrimut, a nineteenth-century Aboriginal Elder. Derrimut Post Office opened on 1 June 1866 in the rural area, but closed in 1918.[2]

The area was home to the "Mount Derrimut" field station of the University of Melbourne from 1964 to 1996 [1]. It focused on agriculture. The site was also used by the Western Institute to deliver courses in the late 1980s. Before being used by the University, it was used by ICI (now Orica) for training and conference purposes. The site is now occupied by the Sunshine Golf Club; the course opened in November 2007.

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  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Derrimut (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 21 June 2012. 
  2. ^ Premier Postal History, Post Office List, retrieved 11 April 2008