Darnum, Victoria

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Darnum is located in Baw Baw Shire
Coordinates 38°11′0″S 146°01′0″E / 38.18333°S 146.01667°E / -38.18333; 146.01667Coordinates: 38°11′0″S 146°01′0″E / 38.18333°S 146.01667°E / -38.18333; 146.01667
Population 598 (2006 census)[1]
Postcode(s) 3822
LGA(s) Shire of Baw Baw
County Buln Buln
State electorate(s) Narracan
Federal Division(s) McMillan

Darnum is a small town in West Gippsland, Victoria, Australia, located 110 km east of Melbourne, in the Shire of Baw Baw. In the 2006 census the town and surrounding area had a population of 598.[1]

The Post Office opened on 1 December 1882 after the arrival of the railway.[2]

Darnum was originally a timber producing town and boasts a large stump in memory of the original timber mill's owner Clarrie Weir. Today the principal industry is dairy farming, with Fonterra, previously Bonlac Foods, operating a milk processing plant just north of town. Darnum is also home to the Darnum Musical Village, a collection of musical instruments, where visitors can experience playing some of the exhibits as tour guides explain the history of different pieces.

The town in conjunction with neighbouring township Nilma has an Australian Rules football team competing in the Ellinbank & District Football League. Mal Michael is a notable player for the team.[3]


  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "Darnum (State Suburb)". 2006 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 2008-02-28. 
  2. ^ Premier Postal History, Post Office List, retrieved 2008-04-11 
  3. ^ Full Points Footy, Nilma Darnum, archived from the original on November 20, 2008, retrieved 2008-07-25 

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