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Commercial Street, the main street of Merbein
|Population||2,671 (2011 census)|
|Elevation||56 m (184 ft)|
|LGA(s)||Rural City of Mildura|
Merbein is a town outside Mildura, Victoria, in the Sunraysia region of Australia. It is on the Calder Highway between Mildura and the Murray River crossing on the Abbotsford Bridge to Curlwaa. At the 2011 census, the town had a population of 2,671.
The area was known as White Cliffs until 1909 when the township was established, the post office opening on 16 August 1909. The town's name was intended to be "Merebin", which is the Aboriginal word for "white sandcliffs", but an error made when registering the name corrupted it to "Merbein".. It is the home of Mildara Wines, which W B Chaffey founded in 1911. The Mildara Blass Winery still stands on the cliffs towering above the Murray River and is open to visitors for a tour and wine tasting. The CSIRO Plant Research Division has a facility at Merbein focused on the grape and citrus growing industries.
Sporting clubs include the Merbein Football Club (Magpies) based at Kenny Park, the Merbein South Cricket Club and Saints Baseball Club both based at Chaffey Park.
Golfers play at the Merbein Golf Club course on McEdward Street.
Students from Prep through to year 10 attend Merbein P-10 College. The school has undergone significant improvements after it was converted in 2013 from a High school ranging year 7 to year 10, into a Prep to year 10.
- Adam Goodes - Sydney Swans footballer
- Matthew Knights - Richmond Tigers footballer
- Colin Sylvia - Australian Rules Footballer
- Tania Zaetta - actress and TV personality
- Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Merbein (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 24 February 2015.
- Premier Postal History, Post Office List, retrieved 2008-04-11
- Roads, ports and freight - Intermodal terminals, www.doi.vic.gov.au, retrieved 2008-08-01
- Full Points Footy, Sunraysia Football League, retrieved 2009-04-15
- Golf Select, Merbein, retrieved 2009-05-11
Media related to Merbein at Wikimedia Commons
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