Trafalgar, Victoria

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Trafalgar
Victoria
Trafalgar main street.JPG
Contingent Street
Trafalgar is located in Baw Baw Shire
Trafalgar
Trafalgar
Coordinates 38°12′0″S 146°09′0″E / 38.20000°S 146.15000°E / -38.20000; 146.15000Coordinates: 38°12′0″S 146°09′0″E / 38.20000°S 146.15000°E / -38.20000; 146.15000
Population 2,685 (2006)[1]
Postcode(s) 3824
Location
LGA(s) Shire of Baw Baw
State electorate(s) Narracan
Federal Division(s) McMillan
Mean max temp Mean min temp Annual rainfall
19.3 °C
67 °F
8.9 °C
48 °F
749.4 mm
29.5 in

Trafalgar is a town in the West Gippsland region of Victoria, Australia. The town lies on the Princes Highway and main Gippsland railway line about 10 kilometres (6 mi) west of Moe. The town backs onto the foothills of the Strzelecki Ranges to the south. The township sits at approximately 70 metres above sea level. At the 2006 census, Trafalgar had a population of 2685.

Trafalgar Post Office opened on 2 June 1879.[2]

Trafalgar was noted for having a cheese factory producing award-winning cheeses. The factory was owned by Petersville from 1960 until its closure in 1990.

The town has a railway station on the Bairnsdale railway line. It also has a swimming pool, tennis courts, Scouts hall, Uniting church and town hall.

Education[edit]

Trafalgar is serviced by a number of schools:

Sport[edit]

Trafalgar has an Australian Rules football team, The Bloods, which competes in the Mid Gippsland Football League. In their distinctive colours of blood red with white stripes, The Bloods have had great success since joining the league in 1969, winning nine premierships, their latest being in 2012 when they defeated Newborough by nine points.

Golfers play at the course of the Trafalgar Golf Club on Gibsons Road - a beautifully crafted course in a rural setting, often listed by golfing magazines as one of the best in Australia.[3]

Trafalgar has two lawn bowling clubs, the Trafalgar Bowls Club with two grass greens, situated in Seven Mile Road and the Trafalgar Park Bowling Club with one grass green, on Ashby Street.

Warragul Radio stations Star FM and 3GG also service this region.

Notable people[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "Trafalgar (State Suburb)". 2006 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 2007-10-01. 
  2. ^ Premier Postal History, Post Office List, retrieved 2008-04-11 
  3. ^ Golf Select, Trafalgar, retrieved 2009-05-11 

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