Yambuk, Victoria

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Yambuk
Victoria
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Yambuk Hotel
Yambuk is located in Shire of Moyne
Yambuk
Yambuk
Coordinates 38°18′0″S 142°03′0″E / 38.30000°S 142.05000°E / -38.30000; 142.05000Coordinates: 38°18′0″S 142°03′0″E / 38.30000°S 142.05000°E / -38.30000; 142.05000
Population 540 (2006)[1]
Postcode(s) 3285
Location
LGA(s) Shire of Moyne

Yambuk /ˈjæmbʌk/ is a town in Victoria, Australia. The township was established in the 1850s, the Post Office opening 1 March 1859.[2]

At the 2006 census, the town and surrounding area had a population of 540.[1] It is located where the Princes Highway crosses the Shaw River. It is the site of Pacific Hydro’s Yambuk Wind Farm[3] and the adjacent Codrington Wind Farm.

Yambuk is locally known for the Yambuk Slide, a large slide near the lake. Lake Yambuk and the Yambuk Important Bird Area lie between the town and the coast.

References and notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "Yambuk (State Suburb)". 2006 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 17 August 2007. 
  2. ^ Premier Postal History. "Post Office List". Retrieved 11 April 2008. 
  3. ^ "Portland Stage 1 - Yambuk Wind Farm". Pacific Hydro. Retrieved 17 March 2007.