Swann Street, the main street of Brim
|Population||261 (2011 census)|
|LGA(s)||Shire of Yarriambiack|
Brim is a small town in the Wimmera region of Victoria, Australia. The town is located 359 kilometres (223 mi) north west of the state capital, Melbourne on the Henty Highway. It is on the banks of the Yarriambiack Creek. It is in the Shire of Yarriambiack local government area. At the 2011 census, Brim had a population of 261.
The area was first settled by Europeans in 1846 when the Brim station was established on the banks of the Yarriambiack Creek. When the town was surveyed in 1890, it was laid out over part of the station cemetery. One grave, that of James Simson, is still in good condition on the side of the road now called Simson Street. The station homestead, Willowbank, was built about 1870, and is still standing. There are also stables and other outbuildings from this era.
The Post Office opened on 3 October 1890. The railway arrived in 1893 on the line from Murtoa to Hopetoun. The railway station is no longer standing, but there are large grain silos on the railway station site. The railway tracks were converted to standard gauge in 1995 to allow large trains carrying mineral sands from Hopetoun to Hamilton.
Golfers play at the Brim Golf Club at the Recreation Reserve. The Brim Memorial Lawn Bowling club is also located in town playing in the local competition against clubs in nearby towns including Hopetoun and Warracknabeal. There is only one hotel in town, the Commercial Hotel, which is located on the corner of Swann and Dixon streets.
- Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Brim (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 7 December 2014.
- Premier Postal History, Post Office List, retrieved 2008-04-11
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- Golf Select, Brim, retrieved 2009-05-11
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