Devenish, Victoria

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Devenish Main Street 002.JPG
Main street
Devenish is located in Rural City of Benalla
Coordinates36°20′0″S 145°54′0″E / 36.33333°S 145.90000°E / -36.33333; 145.90000Coordinates: 36°20′0″S 145°54′0″E / 36.33333°S 145.90000°E / -36.33333; 145.90000
Population197 (2016 census)[1]
LGA(s)Rural City of Benalla
State electorate(s)Euroa
Federal Division(s)Indi

Devenish is a town in northern Victoria, Australia within the Rural City of Benalla local government area, 230 kilometres (143 mi) north of the state capital, Melbourne. At the 2011 census, Devenish and the surrounding area had a population of 360, declining to 197 by 2016.[1]


The Post Office opened on 9 June 1877 as Broken Creek and was renamed Devenish in 1878. In 1883 on the arrival of the railway, the office was moved and named Devenish Railway Station, reverting to Devenish in about 1889 as the township developed. An earlier office dating from 1870, Major Plains, was known as Devenish from 1874 until 1878.[2]


The Australian hot air balloon championships were held in Devenish in 2007.[3]


Devenish used to have a railway station with 2 wheat silos that are still there but decommissioned on the Oaklands railway line, Victoria. V/line operates 3 coach services (weekdays) and 2 coach services (weekends) 7 days a week from Benalla to Yarrawonga. The coach service stops at Devenish along the way, and connects to V/line train services to/from Melbourne (Southern Cross) at Benalla Station.


The town used to have an Australian Rules football team competing in the Benalla & District Football League until the league folded due to lack of players.[4]


  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Devenish (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 2 December 2014. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ Premier Postal History, Post Office List, retrieved 11 April 2008
  3. ^ "Opening ceremony a Huge Success". Australian Hot air balloon championships. Archived from the original on 4 September 2007. Retrieved 17 July 2007.
  4. ^ Full Points Footy, Devenish, archived from the original on 16 May 2008, retrieved 25 July 2008

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