|LGA(s)||South Gippsland Shire|
Kongwak is a small town in Victoria, Australia. It is located on the Korumburra to Wonthaggi Road southeast of Melbourne, in the South Gippsland Shire At the 2006 census, Kongwak had a population of 193.
The land around Kongwak was largely cleared of native vegetation and is now used for agriculture, including dairying.
Kongwak Post Office opened on 11 May 1898.
The Town today
The Kongwak Market is held every Sunday with collectables, retro, vintage and second hand items, plants and books.
The town was once a thriving community housing miners whom assisted with the production of coal for the neighbouring La Trobe valley. Since this time the large population has slowly dwindled away and is a very small size now (2010) with the recent closure of the sugar mill. Locals would suggest this has been a good thing for the feel of the community being very local and close and the farming area supports the busier nearby areas of Inverloch, Wonthaggi and Korrumburra.
- Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "Kongwak (State Suburb)". 2006 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 2008-12-25.
- Premier Postal History, Post Office List, retrieved 2008-04-11
- Full Points Footy, Inverloch_Kongwak, retrieved 2008-12-25[dead link]
- onlymelbourne.com.au, Kongwak Market, retrieved 2008-12-25
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