Deans Marsh, Victoria

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Deans Marsh
A former church at Deans Marsh
Deans Marsh is located in Surf Coast Shire
Deans Marsh
Deans Marsh
Coordinates38°23′S 143°53′E / 38.383°S 143.883°E / -38.383; 143.883Coordinates: 38°23′S 143°53′E / 38.383°S 143.883°E / -38.383; 143.883
Population269 (2016 census)[1]
LGA(s)Surf Coast Shire
State electorate(s)Polwarth
Federal Division(s)Corangamite
Localities around Deans Marsh:
Birregurra Birregurra Bambra
Whoorel Deans Marsh Boonah
Murroon Pennyroyal Benwerrin

Deans Marsh is a town in Victoria, Australia, located 23 kilometres (14 mi) inland from Lorne. At the 2016 census, Deans Marsh had a population of 269.[1] Deans Marsh is part of the Otway Harvest Trail, with the Pennyroyal Raspberry Farm and the Gentle Annie Berry Gardens nearby. There are three wineries in the area - Blakes Estate, Dinny Goonan and Gosling Creek. Also located in Deans Marsh is Yan Yan Gurt West, a sheep farm known for its 1880s woolshed and innovative practices in regenerative agriculture and agroforestry.


Deans Marsh Post Office opened on 3 November 1866.[2]

The Forrest railway line, which branched from the Warrnambool line at Birregurra, was opened to Deans Marsh on 19 December 1889, and was extended to Forrest on 5 June 1891. The line was closed on 4 March 1957.[3]

Ash Wednesday 1983 a fire started in Deans Marsh and the fire burnt out a large selection of Otway Forest and towns of Aireys Inlet, Anglesea and Barwon Downs.

Notable people[edit]

Deans Marsh is the birthplace of the renowned Wagnerian soprano Marjorie Lawrence (1907–1979).


  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Deans Marsh (State Suburb)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 17 November 2017. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ Phoenix Auctions History, Post Office List, retrieved 29 March 2021
  3. ^ "Birregurra Station". Rail Geelong. Retrieved 14 June 2012. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)