Balliang, Victoria

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Balliang is located in Shire of Moorabool
Coordinates37°50′0″S 144°22′0″E / 37.83333°S 144.36667°E / -37.83333; 144.36667Coordinates: 37°50′0″S 144°22′0″E / 37.83333°S 144.36667°E / -37.83333; 144.36667
Population290 (2016 census)[1]
State electorate(s)
Federal division(s)
Localities around Balliang:
Mount Wallace Glenmore
Staughton Vale
Balliang Balliang East
Anakie Anakie Little River

Balliang is a locality in Victoria, Australia. It is divided between the Shire of Moorabool and City of Greater Geelong local government areas. It lies north of Geelong and 54 kilometres (34 mi) from the state capital, Melbourne. At the 2016 census, Balliang had a population of 290.[1]


The locality was named for a house in Geelong owned by Foster Fyans, which was in turn named for Balliang (or Ballyang), who was an Aboriginal leader employed by Fyans.[2] Balliang Post Office opened on 23 June 1910 and closed in 1968.[3]


As of the 2016 Australian census, 290 people resided in Balliang. The median age of persons in Balliang was 42 years. There were more females than males, with 52.7% of the population female and 47.3% male. The average household size was 2.9 people per household.

75.5% of Balliang residents were born in Australia. 8.3% of Balliang residents identify as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islanders. The predominant ancestry in Balliang is English, with 29.3% of residents identifying as such. 28.5% of people in Balliang identify as Australian, as well as 15.5% who identify as Irish, 7.7% who identify as Scottish, and 3.9% who identify as German. 86.2% of households speak only English at home, with the remaining 2.5% speaking Maltese.[1]


The predominant industry in Balliang is "other grain growing", with 11.2% of employed residents working in that industry.



  1. ^ a b c Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Balliang (State Suburb)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 9 July 2017. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ "Balliang, Shire of Moorabool, Victoria, Australia". Prahran Mechanics' Institute. Archived from the original on 21 July 2008. Retrieved 13 November 2008.
  3. ^ Phoenix Auctions History. "Post Office List". Retrieved 10 April 2021.