Beech Forest, Victoria

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Beech Forest
Beech Forest Main Street 001.JPG
Main street
Beech Forest is located in Colac Otway Shire
Beech Forest
Beech Forest
Coordinates38°38′0″S 143°34′0″E / 38.63333°S 143.56667°E / -38.63333; 143.56667Coordinates: 38°38′0″S 143°34′0″E / 38.63333°S 143.56667°E / -38.63333; 143.56667
Population82 (2016 census)[1]
LGA(s)Colac Otway Shire
State electorate(s)Polwarth
Federal Division(s)Corangamite
Localities around Beech Forest:
Carlisle River Gellibrand Barramunga
Beech Forest Tanybryn
Glenaire Aire Valley Apollo Bay

Beech Forest is a town in Victoria, Australia. The area of Beech Forest is largely used for potato farming.

The town was named after the many myrtle beech trees of the area. Beech Forest Post Office opened on 10 May 1890 and closed in 1994. [2]

The town had a railway station on the Crowes railway line from 1902 until 1962. Much of the route of the old railway has been converted to the Old Beechy Rail Trail, via which cyclists and walkers can travel 45 kilometres (28 mi) between Beech Forest and Colac.

Cliff Young, winner of the 1983 Westfield Sydney to Melbourne Ultra Marathon at the age of 61, lived in Beech Forest.


  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Beech Forest (State Suburb)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 17 November 2017. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ Premier Postal History, Post Office List, retrieved 11 April 2008

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