Nar Nar Goon, Victoria

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Nar Nar Goon
NarNarGoon 6.jpg
Murals on the intersection of Nar Nar Goon Road and Carney Street
Population 1,013 (2011 census)[1]
Postcode(s) 3812
Elevation 95 m (312 ft)
LGA(s) Shire of Cardinia
State electorate(s) Narracan
Federal Division(s) McMillan
Localities around Nar Nar Goon:
Nar Nar Goon North Maryknoll Tynong North
Pakenham Nar Nar Goon Tynong
Koo Wee Rup Koo Wee Rup Cora Lynn

Nar Nar Goon is a town in Gippsland, Victoria, Australia, 61 km southeast of Melbourne's central business district. Its local government area is the Shire of Cardinia. At the 2011 Census, Nar Nar Goon had a population of 1,013.[1] It is known as "The Mural Town" due to the numerous murals that have been painted upon a number of its old and historical buildings.


The name is thought to come from an Aboriginal name for the koala.

The Post Office opened on 15 September 1881, some time after the railway line arrived.[2]


The town contains a private and public school, each offering primary education, an active progress association, a CFA fire station, scout hall, community centre and hotel.

The town has its own railway station on the Bairnsdale V/Line rail service.

The town has an Australian Rules football team competing in the Ellinbank & District Football League.[3]

The cricket club in town is Nar Nar Goon/Maryknoll which plays in the West Gippsland Cricket Association.

The town also has a small number of shops and a pub.



  1. ^ a b "2011 Census QuickStats: Nar Nar Goon". Australia Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 18 December 2012. 
  2. ^ Premier Postal History, Post Office List, retrieved 2008-04-11 
  3. ^ Full Points Footy, Nar Nar Goon, retrieved 2008-07-25 [dead link]

Coordinates: 38°04′55″S 145°34′30″E / 38.08194°S 145.57500°E / -38.08194; 145.57500