Cottles Bridge, Victoria

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Cottles Bridge
Cottles Bridge is located in Victoria
Cottles Bridge
Cottles Bridge
Coordinates37°37′19″S 145°13′8″E / 37.62194°S 145.21889°E / -37.62194; 145.21889Coordinates: 37°37′19″S 145°13′8″E / 37.62194°S 145.21889°E / -37.62194; 145.21889
Population601 (2016)[1]
Elevation152 m (499 ft)
LGA(s)Shire of Nillumbik
State electorate(s)
Federal Division(s)McEwen
Localities around Cottles Bridge:
Doreen Arthurs Creek St Andrews
Doreen Cottles Bridge St Andrews
Hurstbridge Panton Hill St Andrews

Cottles Bridge is a town in Victoria, Australia, 30 km north-east of Melbourne's Central Business District. Its local government area is the Shire of Nillumbik. At the 2016 Census, Cottles Bridge had a population of 601.


The area, previously known as Back Creek, was named after Thomas Cottle, who settled in the area in the 1870s. Cottle's Bridge Post Office opened on 1 January 1910 and closed in 1960.[2]

From the 1950s onwards, various artists settled in the area, most notably Clifton Pugh AO, who established the Dunmoochin Artists Society there in 1953.

Present day[edit]

Cottles Bridge is home to the Lovegrove Vineyard and Winery, an award-winning Yarra Valley winery which established in 1983 and produces sparkling wines, chardonnay, sauvignon blanc, pinot noir, cabernet and merlot. There is also the Hurstbridge Learning Co-Operative Primary School, a parent-run, alternative school for primary school students established in 1973.

The area is not serviced by Melbourne public transport.

See also[edit]

  • Shire of Eltham - Cottles Bridge was previously within this former local government area.


  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Christmas Hills (State Suburb)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 2017-07-03. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ Premier Postal History, Post Office List, retrieved 2008-04-11