Cavendish, Victoria

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Sign and a small garden at Cavendish
Cavendish is located in Shire of Southern Grampians
Coordinates 37°31′S 142°02′E / 37.517°S 142.033°E / -37.517; 142.033Coordinates: 37°31′S 142°02′E / 37.517°S 142.033°E / -37.517; 142.033
Population 454 (2006 census)[1]
Postcode(s) 3314
LGA(s) Shire of Southern Grampians
State electorate(s) Lowan
Federal Division(s) Wannon

Cavendish is a township in the Shire of Southern Grampians in the Western District of Victoria, Australia on the Wannon River. At the 2006 census, Cavendish and the surrounding area had a population of 454.[1]

The township was settled in the early 1850s, the Post Office opening on 1 April 1853.[2] A railway line linking the town to Hamilton was opened on 2 November 1915.[3][4]

The local pub, The Bunyip Hotel, brews a variety of beers.

The Bridge Cafe is also a small general store, with gas bottle exchange available, a Post Office, and clean and welcoming dine-in facilities.

There is a walk along the Wannon River, with views of waterbirds and other birds, as well as sheep, which, along with cattle, are a major local industry.

Four churches service the Community. There is also a caravan/camping area, a Police Station, and some accommodation if required. The Kindergarten and Primary School are well attended.

Cavendish is a little stop between Dunkeld, the Grampians and Halls Gap, as well as being between Horsham and Hamilton and many other rural towns. There is a public bus service, the mobile library from Hamilton makes regular visits, and there is also a Men's Shed.

It has a football team playing in the South West District Football League.


  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "Cavendish (State Suburb)". 2006 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 2008-05-25. 
  2. ^ Premier Postal History. "Post Office List". Retrieved 2008-04-11. 
  3. ^ The Argus (Melbourne), Wednesday, 3 November 1915, p.11
  4. ^ The Horsham - Hamilton via Balmoral Railway Turton, Keith W. Australian Railway Historical Society Bulletin July 1968 pp153-171

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