Wallington, Victoria

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Wallington
Victoria
Wallington is located in City of Greater Geelong
Wallington
Wallington
Coordinates 38°12′S 144°29′E / 38.200°S 144.483°E / -38.200; 144.483Coordinates: 38°12′S 144°29′E / 38.200°S 144.483°E / -38.200; 144.483
Population 1,353 (2006)[1]
Postcode(s) 3222
LGA(s) City of Greater Geelong
State electorate(s) Bellarine
Federal Division(s)
Localities around Wallington:
Leopold Curlewis Drysdale
Connewarre Wallington Mannerim and Marcus Hill
Connewarre Barwon Heads Ocean Grove

Wallington is a rural township near Geelong. At the 2006 census, the town and surrounding area had a population of 1,353.[1]

The township was settled in the early 1870s, the Post Office opening on 22 February 1872.[2]

Its surrounding suburbs are Leopold, Curlewis, Ocean Grove and Marcus Hill.

It is well known for its popular annual strawberry festival, the Wallington Strawberry Fair, a fundraising event held by Wallington Primary School. A popular water theme park, Adventure Park is located on the outskirts of the township.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "Wallington (State Suburb)". 2006 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 2007-08-15. 
  2. ^ Premier Postal History, Post Office List, retrieved 2008-04-11