Nerrina, Victoria

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Nerrina is located in City of Ballarat
Coordinates 37°31′59″S 143°54′11″E / 37.533°S 143.903°E / -37.533; 143.903Coordinates: 37°31′59″S 143°54′11″E / 37.533°S 143.903°E / -37.533; 143.903
Population 849 (2011 census)[1]
Postcode(s) 3350
Location 4 km (2 mi) from Ballarat Central
LGA(s) City of Ballarat
State electorate(s) Wendouree
Federal Division(s) Ballarat
Suburbs around Nerrina:
Invermay Glen Park Glen Park
Brown Hill Nerrina Black Hill
Brown Hill Brown Hill Brown Hill

Nerrina is a suburb of Ballarat, Victoria, Australia on the north-eastern rural-urban fringe of the city, 4 kilometres (2.5 mi) east of the Central Business District. The population at the 2011 census was 849.[1]

Nerrina is a semi-rural suburb with a very small township and commercial area. It is located on the foothills of the Brown Hill range and straddles both sides of the Western Freeway.

A view of the Western Freeway (M8) at Nerrina looking west toward Doodts Road, Ballarat North and Invermay from the Nerrina pedestrian overpass.


Historically, this area was known as Nerrena (named after the Nerrena Creek) and then Little Bendigo (after Bendigo). Little Bendigo Post Office opened on 1 June 1862, was renamed Nerrina in 1881 and closed in 1971.[2]


  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Nerrina (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 8 December 2014. 
  2. ^ Premier Postal History, Post Office List, retrieved 12 August 2012