Badger Creek, Victoria

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Badger Creek
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Badger Creek is located in Victoria
Badger Creek
Badger Creek
Coordinates37°41′06″S 145°32′17″E / 37.685°S 145.538°E / -37.685; 145.538Coordinates: 37°41′06″S 145°32′17″E / 37.685°S 145.538°E / -37.685; 145.538
Population1,922 (2006 census)[1]
Elevation210 m (689 ft)
LGA(s)Shire of Yarra Ranges
State electorate(s)Eildon
Federal Division(s)McEwen
Localities around Badger Creek:
Coldstream Healesville Healesville
Coldstream Badger Creek Healesville
Gruyere Woori Yallock Don Valley

Badger Creek is a town in Victoria, Australia, 53 km north-east from Melbourne's central business district. Its local government area is the Shire of Yarra Ranges. At the 2011 census, Badger Creek had a population of 1,922.[1]

Badger Creek is near the Healesville Sanctuary and the former Coranderrk Aboriginal Station, now known as the Coranderrk Bushland.


The creek was named after the wombats in the area which were often called badgers.[2]

Badger Creek was surveyed as a township in 1894, but was not settled to any extent until some time later. The Coranderrk school opened in 1890, being replaced by the Badger Creek school in 1899.[3] The Post Office opened around 1902 as Badger Creek State School, was renamed Badger Creek around 1907 and closed in 1930.[4]

The weir in the Badger Creek reserve was constructed in 1909 and feeds water to the Silvan Reservoir.

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  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Badger Creek (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 1 December 2014. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ Lady Wild Life, Common Wombat, archived from the original on 25 July 2008, retrieved 2008-09-01
  3. ^ Monash University, Australian Places - Badger Creek, archived from the original on 2004-05-11, retrieved 2008-09-01
  4. ^ Premier Postal History, Post Office List, retrieved 2008-04-11

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