Broadford, Victoria

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Broadford is located in Shire of Mitchell
Coordinates37°12′S 145°04′E / 37.200°S 145.067°E / -37.200; 145.067Coordinates: 37°12′S 145°04′E / 37.200°S 145.067°E / -37.200; 145.067
Population4,319 (2016 census)[1]
LGA(s)Shire of Mitchell
State electorate(s)Euroa
Federal Division(s)Nicholls
Localities around Broadford:
Sugarloaf Creek Tallarook Strath Creek
Willowmavin Broadford Strath Creek
Kilmore Wandong Clonbinane

Broadford is a small town in central Victoria, Australia. At the 2016 census, Broadford had a population of 4,319.[1] The town is the headquarters of the Shire of Mitchell local government area and is approximately 73 kilometres (50 mi) north of the state capital, Melbourne.

Broadford lies on the major transport routes between Melbourne and Sydney. The town is bypassed to the east by the Hume Freeway and the railway line linking the two cities passes through Broadford. Broadford is built on the banks of Sunday Creek, a tributary of the Goulburn River.


Broadford grew following the discovery of gold[when?] in the Sunday Creek. The Post Office opened on 1 July 1852.[2] The railway arrived in 1872.

The Town today[edit]

Industry in Broadford includes a paper mill. It has a primary school, a secondary college and two kindergartens.

Broadford is also home to the Victorian State Motorcycle Complex, which has both road and off-road tracks, and hosts National riding events, as well as amateur track days. In 2014 Calibre Sports Inc. leased some land on the complex and in 2015 the complex hosted Tough Mudder Australia event.

Popular sports in Broadford include Australian rules football and the town has a team, the Kangaroos, competing in the Riddell District Football League.[3] The Broadford juniors play in the Seymour Junior Football Netball League.

Lawn bowls is also enjoyed with the club located next door to the Lions Park on the old caravan park grounds.

Broadford cricket club has four seniors teams playing across A, B and C grade, the club also has three junior teams u12, u14 and u16.

Golfers play at the Broadford Golf Club on Davidson Street.[4]

RSL Fire[edit]

On the night of 9 January 2008 firefighters were called to a blaze at the Broadford RSL, but there was little crews could do to save the weatherboard hall. The Country Fire Authority's Scott Hamilton says the blaze caused about $300,000 damage to the building and destroyed its contents.[citation needed]

Broadford Presbyterian Church

Notable residents[edit]

Notable people from Broadford include


  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Broadford (Urban Centre/Locality)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 20 April 2018. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ Premier Postal History, Post Office List, retrieved 2008-04-11
  3. ^ Full Points Footy, Broadford, retrieved 2009-04-15
  4. ^ Golf Select, Broadford, retrieved 2009-05-11

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