Eildon, Victoria

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Eildon
Victoria
Golden Trout Hotel Motel Eildon.JPG
Golden Trout Hotel/Motel
Eildon is located in Shire of Murrindindi
Eildon
Eildon
Coordinates 37°14′0″S 145°55′0″E / 37.23333°S 145.91667°E / -37.23333; 145.91667Coordinates: 37°14′0″S 145°55′0″E / 37.23333°S 145.91667°E / -37.23333; 145.91667
Population 733 (2011 census)[1]
Postcode(s) 3713
Location
LGA(s) Shire of Murrindindi
State electorate(s) Eildon
Federal Division(s) Indi

Eildon is a town in Victoria, Australia. It is located near Lake Eildon, on the Goulburn Valley Highway, in the Shire of Murrindindi local government area. At the 2011 Census, Eildon had a population of 733.[1]

History[edit]

A Post Office named Eildon opened on 14 November 1890 and closed in 1893. Later a Post Office named Eildon Weir opened on 23 August 1915 and was renamed Eildon in about 1950.[2]

The township was relocated to its present position when the new dam was built in the 1950s.

Recreation[edit]

The lake that shares its name with the town is a renowned playground for water sports and camping.

Together with its neighbouring township Thornton, Eildon has an Australian Rules football team (Thornton-Eildon) competing in the Yarra Valley Mountain District Football League.[3]

Golfers play at the course of the Eildon Golf Club on Jamieson Road.[4]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Eildon (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 30 November 2014. 
  2. ^ Premier Postal History, Post Office List, retrieved 2008-04-11 
  3. ^ Full Points Footy, Yarra Valley Mountain District, retrieved 2008-07-25 [dead link]
  4. ^ Golf Select, Eildon, retrieved 2009-05-11 

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