Canadian, Victoria

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Golden Point (Ballarat) - view from Sovereign Hill 2007.jpg
A view over the suburb of Canadian from the Sovereign Hill open air museum's poppet head.
Canadian is located in City of Ballarat
Coordinates37°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
Population3,609 (2016 census)[1]
 • Density468.7/km2 (1,214/sq mi)
Area7.7 km2 (3.0 sq mi)
Location4 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(including Canadian Lakes) is a suburb east of the regional city of Ballarat, Victoria, Australia on the rural-urban fringe. At the 2016 census, Canadian had a population of 3,609.[1]

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

The suburb was 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 Lakes, an exclusively residential area was developed in early 2000. This development is built around the Canadian Lake which is surrounded by parklands and walking tracks and is home to an abundance of local birdlife.

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 (27 June 2017). "Canadian (State Suburb)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 7 July 2017. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ "Origins: History of immigration from Canada - Immigration Museum, Melbourne Australia". Archived from the original on 30 July 2008.
  3. ^ Premier Postal History. "Post Office List". Retrieved 11 April 2008.
  4. ^ "Lake Esmond - City of Ballarat". Archived from the original on 4 July 2007.