Dumbalk, Victoria

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Dumbalk
Victoria
Dumbalk is located in South Gippsland Shire
Dumbalk
Dumbalk
Location in South Gippsland Shire
Coordinates 38°32′02″S 146°05′40″E / 38.53389°S 146.09444°E / -38.53389; 146.09444Coordinates: 38°32′02″S 146°05′40″E / 38.53389°S 146.09444°E / -38.53389; 146.09444
Population 413 (2016 census)[1]
Postcode(s) 3956
LGA(s) South Gippsland Shire
State electorate(s) Gippsland South
Federal Division(s) McMillan

Dumbalk is a town in the South Gippsland region of Victoria, Australia. It lies at the heart of the South Gippsland dairy industry, centered in the Tarwin Valley, featuring lush green pastures most of the year around. The word Dumbalk is of Aboriginal origin; it means winter frost and rain, referring to high local rainfall.

Dumbalk features a general store and cafe as well as a farming hardware store. Recreational activities include local campdrafts, football, netball, cricket, indoor bowls and regular dances in the town hall. It is served by a school bus route.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Dumbalk (State Suburb)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 2017-11-04.  Edit this at Wikidata