Allansford, Victoria

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Allansford
Victoria
AllansfordJunctionHotel.JPG
Junction Hotel at Allansford
Allansford is located in City of Warrnambool
Allansford
Allansford
Coordinates 38°23′10″S 142°35′35″E / 38.38611°S 142.59306°E / -38.38611; 142.59306Coordinates: 38°23′10″S 142°35′35″E / 38.38611°S 142.59306°E / -38.38611; 142.59306
Population 630 (2006 census)[1]
Postcode(s) 3277
Location
LGA(s) City of Warrnambool
State electorate(s) South-West Coast
Federal Division(s) Wannon

Allansford is a town in the Western District of Victoria, Australia. It is in the City of Warrnambool local government area. The Hopkins River flows through the town.

Warrnambool Cheese and Butter is based in Allansford.

History[edit]

The Post Office opened on 1 January 1860 [2]

The railway though the town was opened in 1890,[3] and the town was once served by a local railway station.

Today[edit]

At the 2006 census, Allansford had a population of 630.[1]

A business park for Warrnambool is planned for the area.[4]

The town has an Australian Rules football team competing in the Warrnambool & District Football League.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "Allansford (L) (Urban Centre/Locality)". 2006 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 16 March 2010. 
  2. ^ Premier Postal History, Post Office List, retrieved 2008-04-11 
  3. ^ Sid Brown (March 1990), "Tracks Across the State", Newsrail, Australian Railway Historical Society (Victorian Division): 71–76. 
  4. ^ City of Warrnambool, Allansford Business Park Structure Plan, retrieved 2008-05-13