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The post office at Cowangie, now closed
Cowangie is located in Rural City of Mildura
Coordinates 35°13′19″S 141°23′45″E / 35.22194°S 141.39583°E / -35.22194; 141.39583Coordinates: 35°13′19″S 141°23′45″E / 35.22194°S 141.39583°E / -35.22194; 141.39583
Postcode(s) 3506
Elevation 94 m (308 ft)
LGA(s) Rural City of Mildura
State electorate(s) Mildura
Federal Division(s) Mallee
Localities around Cowangie:
Murray-Sunset Murray-Sunset Murray-Sunset
Murrayville Cowangie Tutye
Big Desert Big Desert Big Desert

Cowangie /kˈæni/ is a locality situated on the section of the Mallee Highway between Ouyen and the South Australian border in the Sunraysia region of Victoria, Australia. The place by road, is situated about 12 kilometres southeast from Tutye and 12 kilometres northwest from Danyo.

The Post Office opened on 15 July 1912 when a regular mail service was provided by the opening of the railway from Ouyen to Murrayville a month earlier. Known as Kow Plains until 1913, the office closed in 1994.[2]

The area of the locality contains a number of smaller areas namely Pallarang which had a post office open from 1915 until 1917, Daalko with an office open from 1928 until 1930, Bunurouk, Bunurouk West with an office in 1915 and 1916, Cowangie North and Koonda.[2]

Former Formula One and V8 Supercar driver Larry Perkins was born in Cowangie.[3]

Sign proclaiming Cowangie to be the "Hometown of Larry Perkins"


  1. ^ "MapMaker". Archived from the original on 25 March 2007. 
  2. ^ a b Premier Postal History, Post Office List, retrieved 2008-04-11 
  3. ^ "Cowangie in the mallee (Victoria)]". Retrieved 30 January 2011. 

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