Derrimut, Victoria

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Derrimut is located in Melbourne
Coordinates37°47′42″S 144°45′58″E / 37.795°S 144.766°E / -37.795; 144.766Coordinates: 37°47′42″S 144°45′58″E / 37.795°S 144.766°E / -37.795; 144.766
Population8,269 (2016 census)[1]
 • Density636/km2 (1,650/sq mi)
Area13 km2 (5.0 sq mi)
Location17 km (11 mi) from Melbourne
LGA(s)City of Brimbank
State electorate(s)Kororoit
Federal Division(s)
Suburbs around Derrimut:
Ravenhall Deer Park Ardeer
Truganina Derrimut Sunshine West
Truganina Laverton North

Derrimut is a suburb of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 17 km west of Melbourne's Central Business District, located within the City of Brimbank Local government area. It is on the lands of the Wurundjeri Woiwurrung people, of the Kulin Nation. Derrimut recorded a population of 8,269 at the 2016 Census.[1] It is bounded by Foleys Road to the north, Robinsons Road to the west, the Western Ring Road to the east and Boundary Road to the south. Derrimut is a newly developed suburb in Melbourne. It is named after Derrimut, a nineteenth-century Aboriginal Elder. Derrimut Post Office opened on 1 June 1866 in the rural area, but closed in 1918.[2]

The area was home to the "Mount Derrimut" field station of the University of Melbourne from 1964 to 1996 [1]. It focused on agriculture. The site was also used by the Western Institute to deliver courses in the late 1980s. Before being used by the university, it was used by ICI (now Orica) for training and conference purposes. The site is now occupied by the Sunshine Golf Club; the course opened in November 2007.

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  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Derrimut (State Suburb)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 7 July 2017. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ Phoenix Auctions History, Post Office List, retrieved 6 April 2021