Curlewis, Victoria

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Curlewis is located in City of Greater Geelong
Coordinates38°11′S 144°30′E / 38.183°S 144.500°E / -38.183; 144.500Coordinates: 38°11′S 144°30′E / 38.183°S 144.500°E / -38.183; 144.500
Population1,551 (2016 census)[1]
LGA(s)City of Greater Geelong
State electorate(s)Bellarine
Federal division(s)Corangamite
Localities around Curlewis:
Port Phillip Port Phillip Clifton Springs
Leopold Curlewis Drysdale
Leopold Wallington Wallington

Curlewis is a bounded rural locality of the City of Greater Geelong local government area on the Bellarine Peninsula, Victoria, Australia. At the 2016 census, Curlewis had a population of 1551.

Its surrounding suburbs are Drysdale, Leopold and Wallington, with waterfront access to Port Phillip Bay to the north.


Curlewis Post Office opened on 1 November 1866 and closed in 1973.[2] In 1900 the area had its own football team.[3] Coriyule Homestead, located in McDermott Road, is listed on the Victorian Heritage Register.[4]


The suburb of Curlewis underwent significant growth in 2010 when the Curlewis Urban Growth Area began construction. This development includes Bayview on the Bellarine, Curlewis Parks, Baywater Estate, Bellaview Estate and Coriyule Estate.[5] Over 650 lots have been developed to date in the Jetty Road Urban Growth Area.[6]

Centennial Boulevard is home to the Curlewis shopping centre which features Woolworths, a medical centre, pharmacy and other shops.[7] This is located within the Neighbourhood Activity Centre with a proposed total of 7000sqm of retail space, a community centre and childcare service.

In the east of the suburb there is the new Percy Cherry Park, adjacent to Griggs Creek which flows past Clifton Springs Primary School into the bay. To the south of Curlewis is the Bellarine Rail Trail. Golfers play at the Curlewis Golf Club on Portarlington Road.[8]


  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Curlewis (State Suburb)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 16 November 2016. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ Premier Postal History, Post Office List, retrieved 11 April 2008
  3. ^ "Negative - Curlewis, Victoria, 1900". Museum Victoria Collections. 27 June 1988. Retrieved 10 September 2015.
  4. ^ "Coriyule Homestead (H0272)". Victorian Heritage Register. Heritage Victoria. Retrieved 2014-03-26.
  5. ^ "Curlewis Growth Area". Bayview Central. 1 August 2014. Retrieved 24 September 2015.
  6. ^ "Jetty Road Urban Growth Plan" (PDF). City of Greater Geelong. 26 June 2007. Retrieved 24 September 2015.
  7. ^ Fowles, Shane (19 August 2015). "Curlewis Shopping Centre Officially Opens". Geelong Advertiser. Retrieved 24 September 2015.
  8. ^ Golf Select, Curlewis, retrieved 11 May 2009