Carisbrook, Victoria

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St Paul's Anglican church
Carisbrook is located in Shire of Central Goldfields
Coordinates37°02′53″S 143°49′01″E / 37.04806°S 143.81694°E / -37.04806; 143.81694Coordinates: 37°02′53″S 143°49′01″E / 37.04806°S 143.81694°E / -37.04806; 143.81694
Population713 (2006 census)[1]
Establishedlate 1840s - early 1850s
LGA(s)Shire of Central Goldfields
State electorate(s)Ripon
Federal Division(s)

Carisbrook is a town in Victoria, Australia, located on the Pyrenees Highway, 7 kilometres (4.3 mi) east of the regional and local government centre of Maryborough, in the Shire of Central Goldfields. At the 2006 census, Carisbrook had a population of 713.[1] Carisbrook is closely linked with Maryborough historically, socially and economically.


Carisbrook situated on the Pyrenees Highway between Maryborough and Castlemaine, with coach services to both of these towns.

The Moolort railway line is a partially closed railway line also connecting Maryborough to Castlemaine, via Carisbrook station and Moolort.


The Carisbrook Mercury is a weekly newspaper distributed locally, based in Carisbrook Town Hall. The Maryborough Advertiser, distributed in the Central Goldfields region, and the regional radio station, Goldfields FM 99.1, are based in Maryborough.


The local Australian Rules Football team is the Carisbrook Redbacks. They play in the Maryborough Castlemaine District Football League. Current coaches are Luke Treacy & Jackson Bowen. Their main motto at training is to "respect the bibs". The Maryborough Harness Racing Club conducts regular meetings at its racetrack, which is in fact located near Carisbrook.[2] There is also a lawn bowls club, a gun club and a leisure centre.

Notable people[edit]

  • Aston, Matilda Ann (1873-1947) [3]
  • Long, George Merrick (1874-1930)[4]
  • Russell, Percy Joseph (1861-1946)[5]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "Carisbrook (L) (Urban Centre/Locality)". 2006 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 12 April 2010.
  2. ^ Australian Harness Racing, Maryborough, retrieved 2009-05-11
  3. ^ "Ashton, Matilda Ann". Australian Dictionary of Biography. 1979. Retrieved 30 March 2015.
  4. ^ Teale, Ruth (1986). "Long, George Merrick". Australian Dictionary of Biography. Retrieved 30 March 2015.
  5. ^ Balmford, Peter (1988). "Russell, Percy Joseph". Australian Dictionary of Biography. Retrieved 30 March 2015.