Catani, Victoria

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Catani is located in Victoria
Coordinates 38°11′S 145°39′E / 38.183°S 145.650°E / -38.183; 145.650Coordinates: 38°11′S 145°39′E / 38.183°S 145.650°E / -38.183; 145.650
Population 265 (2011 census)[1]
Postcode(s) 3981
LGA(s) Shire of Cardinia
State electorate(s) Bass
Federal Division(s) Flinders

Catani is a bounded rural locality in Victoria, Australia. Its local government area is the Shire of Cardinia. At the 2011 Census, Catani and the surrounding rural area had a population of 265.[1]


Catani Post Office opened on 2 April 1923 and closed in 1981.[2]

The town was named after Carlo Catani, a civil engineer who worked on the draining of the Koo-Wee-Rup Swamp.[3]


Catani has an Australian Rules football team playing in the Ellinbank & District Football League.[4] Catani is also host to the Gippsland Pleasure Harness Society, a branch of the Australian Carriage Driving Society. Members of the club meet at the Recreational Reserve on the third Sunday of each month to practice and participate in activities with their horses, ponies and donkeys. The town also has netball, cricket and tennis teams running during their season. A school bus that runs throughout the town twice a day for students at Kooweerup Secondary college.[5]


  1. ^ a b "2011 Census QuickStats: Catani". Australia Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 17 December 2012. 
  2. ^ Premier Postal History, Post Office List, retrieved 2008-04-11 
  3. ^ McNicoll, Ronald (1979). "Catani, Carlo Giorgio Domenico Enrico (1852–1918)". Australian Dictionary of Biography. Canberra: Australian National University. Retrieved 22 August 2011. 
  4. ^ Full Points Footy, Catani, retrieved 2009-04-15 
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