Pyramid Hill, Victoria

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Pyramid Hill
Victoria
Pyramid Hill Store 001.JPG
Supermarket, built in 1933
Pyramid Hill is located in Shire of Loddon
Pyramid Hill
Pyramid Hill
Coordinates 36°04′0″S 144°08′0″E / 36.06667°S 144.13333°E / -36.06667; 144.13333Coordinates: 36°04′0″S 144°08′0″E / 36.06667°S 144.13333°E / -36.06667; 144.13333
Population 465 (2006)[1]
Postcode(s) 3575
Location
LGA(s) Shire of Loddon
State electorate(s) Swan Hill
Federal Division(s) Murray

Pyramid Hill is a town in Victoria, Australia in the Shire of Loddon 254 kilometres (158 mi) north of Melbourne and 86 kilometres (53 mi) north of Bendigo. At the 2006 census, Pyramid Hill had a population of 465. The town has a railway station.

The town is named after a nearby hill that rises 180 metres above sea level. Originally the town was situated at the base of Pyramid Hill, but was relocated when the Train Station was built.

It was the first plastic bag free area in Australia.[citation needed]

The Post Office opened on 17 November 1875.[2] The railway arrived in 1884.

The town hosts an annual agricultural show each October or November.

The town has an Australian Rules football team competing in the Loddon Valley Football League.

Golfers play at the course of the Pyramid Hill Golf Club on Victoria Street.[3]

The town has one radio station which broadcasts local news, talk-back and country music.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "Pyramid Hill (L) (Urban Centre/Locality)". 2006 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 31 January 2011. 
  2. ^ Premier Postal History, Post Office List, retrieved 11 April 2008 
  3. ^ Golf Select, Pyramid Hill, retrieved 2009-05-11 

External links[edit]

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