Canadian, Victoria

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A view over the suburb of Canadian from the Sovereign Hill open air museum's poppet head.
Canadian is located in City of Ballarat
Coordinates 37°34′34″S 143°52′37″E / 37.576°S 143.877°E / -37.576; 143.877Coordinates: 37°34′34″S 143°52′37″E / 37.576°S 143.877°E / -37.576; 143.877
Population 3,203 (2011 census)[1]
 • Density 416.0/km2 (1,077/sq mi)
Postcode(s) 3350
Area 7.7 km2 (3.0 sq mi)
Location 4 km (2 mi) SE of Ballarat
LGA(s) City of Ballarat
State electorate(s) Buninyong
Federal Division(s) Ballarat
Suburbs around Canadian:
Ballarat East Ballarat East Warrenheip
Golden Point, Mount Pleasant Canadian Navigators
Magpie, Mount Clear Mount Clear, Mount Helen Navigators

Canadian is a suburb east of the regional city of Ballarat, Victoria, Australia on the rural-urban fringe. At the 2011 census, Canadian had a population of 3,203.[1]

It is primarily a residential area, but has a school, a small shopping area, and several parks and reserves including Sparrow Ground, which has been the subject of much community debate[why?].

Originally named Canadian Gully after Canadian immigrant gold digger "Captain" Henry Ross, famous for his role in the Eureka Rebellion.[2]


Canadian Post Office opened on 1 March 1886 and closed in 1988.[3]


Canadian is also the location of Lake Esmond, which was formerly a quarry for Eureka Tile Works until 1982, and later converted into a lake and recreational area that opened on 6 June 1988. Lake Esmond is often used by various Rotary Clubs, and is maintained by the City of Ballarat, and the Rotary Club of East Ballarat.[4]


  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Canadian (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 9 December 2014. 
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  3. ^ Premier Postal History. "Post Office List". Retrieved 2008-04-11. 
  4. ^ "Lake Esmond - City of Ballarat".