Barwon Downs

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Barwon Downs
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The main street of Barwon Downs with the public hall on the left and the general store on the right (now closed)
Barwon Downs is located in Colac Otway Shire
Barwon Downs
Barwon Downs
Coordinates 38°28′0″S 143°45′0″E / 38.46667°S 143.75000°E / -38.46667; 143.75000Coordinates: 38°28′0″S 143°45′0″E / 38.46667°S 143.75000°E / -38.46667; 143.75000
Population 167 (2006 census)[1]
Postcode(s) 3243
LGA(s) Colac Otway Shire
State electorate(s) Polwarth
Federal Division(s) Corangamite
Localities around Barwon Downs:
Gerangamete Murroon Pennyroyal
Forrest Barwon Downs Benwerrin
Barramunga Barramunga Separation Creek

Barwon Downs is a town in Victoria, Australia. The town is located in the foothills of the Otway Ranges, 151 kilometres (94 mi) south west of the state capital, Melbourne. The township was proclaimed on 10 May 1910.[2] (*dead link) In the 2006 census, Barwon Downs had a population of 167.[1]

The main industries in the area are agriculture, forestry and tourism. The town has a church, tennis courts and public hall. Barwon Downs also has a local Country Fire Authority (CFA) with members from the local community. Since the 1990s an aquifer in the Barwon Downs area have been used as a supply of water for Geelong in periods of drought.[3]


  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "Barwon Downs (State Suburb)". 2006 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 6 April 2011. 
  2. ^ Brien, Gavin (2010-05-17). "Barwon Downs ULT official handover". Archived from the original on 5 April 2011. Retrieved 5 April 2011. 
  3. ^ Bowlen, Kathy (2008-10-10). "Transcript Barwon Bore: Has the answer to Geelong's water crisis come at a cost to the environment?". Stateline Victoria. ABC. Retrieved 5 April 2011. 

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