Tooradin, Victoria

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Tooradin
Victoria
Tooradin Sawtells Inlet.jpg
Sawtells Inlet
Tooradin is located in Melbourne
Tooradin
Tooradin
Coordinates 38°12′40″S 145°22′48″E / 38.21111°S 145.38000°E / -38.21111; 145.38000Coordinates: 38°12′40″S 145°22′48″E / 38.21111°S 145.38000°E / -38.21111; 145.38000
Population 1,359 (2011 census)[1]
Postcode(s) 3980
Elevation 3 m (10 ft)
Location
LGA(s) City of Casey
State electorate(s) Hastings
Federal Division(s) Flinders
Mean max temp Mean min temp Annual rainfall
19.1 °C
66 °F
7.6 °C
46 °F
853.2 mm
33.6 in
Localities around Tooradin:
Devon Meadows Clyde Dalmore
Blind Bight Tooradin Koo Wee Rup
Warneet French Island Caldermeade

Tooradin is a town in Victoria, Australia, 57 km south-east of Melbourne's central business district. Its local government area is the City of Casey. At the 2011 census, Tooradin had a population of 1359.[1]

History[edit]

The Post Office opened on 21 May 1877.[2]

Today[edit]

The town has some attractions such as Sawtell's Inlet, and an old historic weatherboard Fishermans Cottage. It is a popular stopping place for people travelling to Phillip Island.

The town in conjunction with neighbouring township Dalmore has an Australian Rules football team (Tooradin-Dalmore) competing in the Mornington Peninsula Nepean Football League.

Transport[edit]

Tooradin railway station was formerly situated on the South Gippsland railway corridor that operated to its terminus at Yarram in the early 1980s and Leongatha in the mid 1990s. A V/Line road coach service replaced the rail service to Leongatha on July 24, 1993, running between Melbourne and Yarram. However, since the closure of the South Gippsland rail line—with the exception of the locally run tourist railway between Nyora and Leongatha—by the Kennett Victorian government on December 14, 1994, the South and West Gippsland Transport Group represented by the local council are campaigning for the rail services to be reinstated beyond the current terminus at Cranbourne by the 2020s,[3][4] which was promised by Bracks government in 1999.

Shopping[edit]

The town has a supermarket, a pharmacy, a medical centre, a bank, a real estate agent, a bakery, a newsagent, and a variety of take away stores and gift shops.

Dining and entertainment[edit]

Tooradin has a number of restaurants. Wings and Fins, Tides, as well as bistro style dining at the Tooradin & District Sports Club.

Tooradin Airfield[edit]

Tooradin Airfield is a privately owned field located 4 km (2.5 miles) East of Tooradin town centre, on the South Gippsland Highway. It is home to Aus Air Services, Commando Skydivers, Adventure Wings and Wings and Fins Restaurant.

The airfield is situated on eight hectares (20 acres) of land and has one bitumen runway (04/22) of 950m (3,117 ft) with lighting, one grass strip of 360m (1,181 ft) and a 310m (1,017 ft) gravel strip.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Tooradin (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 2012-11-10. 
  2. ^ Premier Postal History, Post Office List, retrieved 2008-04-11 
  3. ^ Cranbourne Transit website, accessed 23 November 2006
  4. ^ http://www.sgst.com.au/rail-return-an-election-issue/

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