Cardigan Village, Victoria

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Cardigan Village
Cardigan Village is located in City of Ballarat
Cardigan Village
Cardigan Village
Coordinates37°31′04″S 143°42′30″E / 37.5179°S 143.7084°E / -37.5179; 143.7084Coordinates: 37°31′04″S 143°42′30″E / 37.5179°S 143.7084°E / -37.5179; 143.7084
Population667 (2016 census)[1]
LGA(s)City of Ballarat
State electorate(s)Ripon
Federal division(s)Ballarat
Suburbs around Cardigan Village:
Cardigan Cardigan Village Alfredton

Cardigan Village is a town on the north-western rural-urban fringe of Ballarat in Victoria, Australia. At the 2016 census, Cardigan had a population of 667.[1] It was named after James Brudenell, 7th Earl of Cardigan, who led the Charge of the Light Brigade at the Battle of Balaclava during the Crimean War. It is recorded as having a school in 1860, 1903, and 1960; and in 1903 also had a Presbyterian church, a post office, and a hotel.[2]

It stands on the traditional land of the Wadawurrung peoples, on the path they historically took twice a year between Ballarat, where they wintered, and Lake Burrumbeet, where they spent the summer.[3]


  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Cardigan Village (State Suburb)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 13 November 2018. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ "Cardigan and Cardigan Village | Victorian Places". Retrieved 16 April 2022.
  3. ^ The Cardigan Village Plan, City of Ballarat, August 2018, pp. 4: