Connewarre, Victoria

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Connewarre is located in City of Greater Geelong
Coordinates38°16′S 144°24′E / 38.267°S 144.400°E / -38.267; 144.400Coordinates: 38°16′S 144°24′E / 38.267°S 144.400°E / -38.267; 144.400
Population788 (2016 census)[1]
State electorate(s)
Federal division(s)Corangamite
Localities around Connewarre:
Armstrong Creek Moolap
Mount Duneed Connewarre Barwon Heads
Torquay Breamlea Bass Strait

Connewarre, Victoria, Australia, is located in south-east of Geelong, and is named after Lake Connewarre which is situated immediately to its north-east. Connewarre is a version of "kunuwarra", the name of the black swan in the Wathawurrung language.[2] At the 2016 census, Connewarre and the surrounding area had a population of 788.[1]

Part of the Eastern Precinct of the large Armstrong Creek Growth Area was within Connewarre when urban development began in 2010, but in 2012, when the new suburb Armstrong Creek was gazetted, Connewarre's boundary was adjusted to exclude the area north of Lower Duneed Road and the west of Baenschs Lane, meaning that all of the Growth Area then lay outside Connewarre.[3][4][5]

Settlements near Connewarre include Breamlea to the south, Torquay to the west and Barwon Heads to the east.


The Post Office opened on 9 September 1860 and closed in 1967. An earlier Connewarre office was renamed Mount Duneed.[6]

The former Connewarre Primary School has been closed and merged with Mount Duneed Primary School.[7]


  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Connewarre (State Suburb)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 16 November 2017. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ Threlfall, Gwen (20 December 2016). "The Wodowrongs". The Mount Duneed History Group. Retrieved 7 August 2020.
  3. ^ "General Gazette Number G8" (PDF). Victoria Government Gazette. Government of Victoria. 23 February 2012. p. 36. Archived from the original (PDF) on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 4 July 2014.
  4. ^ Woods, Eleanor (9 August 2011). "Charlemont 3217". Surf Coast Times. Archived from the original on 14 July 2014. Retrieved 5 July 2014.
  5. ^ "Charlemont" (PDF). Department of Energy and Primary Industries. Archived from the original (PDF) on 1 April 2012. Retrieved 5 July 2014.
  6. ^ Phoenix Auctions History, Post Office List, retrieved 8 March 2021
  7. ^ "Minutes: Tuesday, 13 December 2011" (PDF). City of Greater Geelong. Retrieved 18 June 2014.