Somerton, Victoria

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Somerton
MelbourneVictoria
Somerton 1 aerial.jpg
view from north west
Somerton is located in Melbourne
Somerton
Somerton
Coordinates 37°37′59″S 144°57′00″E / 37.633°S 144.950°E / -37.633; 144.950Coordinates: 37°37′59″S 144°57′00″E / 37.633°S 144.950°E / -37.633; 144.950
Postcode(s) 3062
Location 21 km (13 mi) from Melbourne
LGA(s) City of Hume
State electorate(s) Yuroke, Broadmeadows
Federal Division(s) Calwell
Suburbs around Somerton:
Roxburgh Park Craigieburn Epping
Roxburgh Park Somerton Epping
Campbellfield, Coolaroo Campbellfield Campbellfield

Somerton is a suburb of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 21 km north of Melbourne's central business district in the local government area is the City of Hume.

Somerton is mostly an industrial and business suburb, and has a number of industrial parks including the Austrak Business Park, Somerton Logistics Centre and the Northgate Distribution Centre.

Transport in Somerton include bus route 532 (Craigieburn - Broadmeadows) and SmartBus route 901 (Frankston - Melbourne Airport). Roxburgh Park Station on the Craigieburn line, and Upfield Station on the Upfield line are the nearest railway stations to Somerton. Somerton originally had a railway station that opened in 1881 and closed to passengers in 1960.

History[edit]

Somerton Post Office first opened on 1 January 1854 and closed in 1864. It reopened in 1892 some time after the railway line opened and again closed in 1966. In 1994 the Somerton Business and Delivery Centre opened. [1]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Premier Postal History, Post Office List, retrieved 11 April 2008