Dennington, Victoria

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Powdered milk factory at Dennington
Dennington is located in City of Warrnambool
Coordinates38°21′21″S 142°26′29″E / 38.35583°S 142.44139°E / -38.35583; 142.44139Coordinates: 38°21′21″S 142°26′29″E / 38.35583°S 142.44139°E / -38.35583; 142.44139
Population1,907 (2016 census)[1]
LGA(s)City of Warrnambool
State electorate(s)South West Coast
Federal Division(s)Wannon

Dennington is a town in the Western District of Victoria, Australia. The town is located in the City of Warrnambool local government area, 270 kilometres (170 mi) south west of the state capital, Melbourne and 5 kilometres (3.1 mi) north west of the regional centre of Warrnambool. At the 2016 census, Dennington had a population of 1,907.[1]

The town is home to a large bulk milk powder plant operated by New Zealand dairy co-operative, Fonterra.[2] When opened by Nestlé in 1911, it was the world's largest condensed milk plant.[3]


  1. ^ a b "2016 Census QuickStats Dennington". Australian Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 4 May 2019.
  2. ^ Hopkins, Philip (8 June 2005). "Fonterra set to milk Australia". The Age. Retrieved 28 January 2010.
  3. ^ "Historical timeline" (PDF). Société des Produits Nestlé SA. Archived from the original (PDF) on 5 September 2007. Retrieved 26 June 2008. 1911 Dennington Condensed Milk factory built (largest in the world during the war).