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Binney Street
Euroa is located in Shire of Strathbogie
Coordinates 36°45′S 145°34′E / 36.750°S 145.567°E / -36.750; 145.567Coordinates: 36°45′S 145°34′E / 36.750°S 145.567°E / -36.750; 145.567
Population 2,768 (2011 census)[1]
Postcode(s) 3666
Elevation 175 m (574 ft)
LGA(s) Shire of Strathbogie
State electorate(s) Euroa
Federal Division(s) Murray
Mean max temp Mean min temp Annual rainfall
21.0 °C
70 °F
9.4 °C
49 °F
639.7 mm
25.2 in

Euroa is a town in the Shire of Strathbogie in the north-east of Victoria, Australia. At the 2011 census, Euroa's population was 2,768.[1]

The name Euroa comes from an Aboriginal word in the old local dialect meaning 'joyful'.


Seven Creeks Park Euroa

Major T.L. Mitchell camped on the banks of the Seven Creeks at Euroa during his 1836 "Australia Felix" expedition. The Post Office opened on 1 January 1854 in the old town, as the township was settled.[2]

Euroa's claim to fame is that the National Bank was robbed by Ned Kelly in 1878. Much of the region's wealth once came from sheep but now it comes from horse studs.


Euroa is roughly midway between Melbourne and Albury. The area is geographically very flat, as the town is located in the huge Goulburn Valley, however the Strathbogie Ranges are not far away.

Euroa contains several retirement villages, one high school, and two primary schools (one Catholic).

The town is home to the Shire of Strathbogie headquarters. The shire was established as part of the conservative Kennett government mass rationalisation across Victoria in the 1990s. Shire of Strathbogie incorporates the former Shires of Euroa, Violet Town, and Goulburn.

The town was bypassed by a deviation of the Hume Highway that was constructed around 1992.

The town is located on the main North East railway, and is served by V/Line passenger services from Euroa station.


St John's Primary School[edit]

St John's is Euroa's only Catholic primary school and has served the Euroa community since 1921. The school has an approximate enrolment of 180 students and, from its founding until 2002, the school was run by the Sisters of Mercy.[3]

The current principal is Sonia Jones.[3]

Euroa Primary School[edit]

Euroa Primary School (School Number: 1706) is the town's only government-run primary school.[4] Euroa Primary School No:1706 is located in picturesque central Victoria, Australia, and has an enrolment of 185 students. There is a mixture of historical, refurbished, and modern open plan buildings, with extensive playgrounds and an oval. The current principal is Mr. Davey.[4]

Euroa Secondary College[edit]

Euroa Secondary College (School Number: 7820) is the only secondary school in the Shire of Strathbogie and, in 2007, had an enrolment of 371 students. These students come from the surrounding area including Nagambie, Avenel, Longwood, Ruffy and Violet Town.[5] The current principal is Mr Scott Watson.[5]


The town has an Australian rules football team, the "Euroa Magpies", competing in the Goulburn Valley Football League.[6]

In June 1952, during the 1952 VFL season, a senior Victorian Football League (VFL) game was played at Euroa Oval. The match was organised as part of an effort by the Australian National Football Council (ANFC) to promote the sport, and the other matches in the round were played in Albury, Brisbane, Hobart, Sydney, and Yallourn (all non-standard venues). The match in Euroa drew a crowd estimated at 7,500 people.[7][8]

Golfers play at the course of the Euroa Golf Club on Walters Road.[9]

Notable people[edit]

Mark Bostedt


See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Euroa (Urban Centre)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 24 October 2015.  Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ Premier Postal History, Post Office List, retrieved 11 April 2008 
  3. ^ a b St John's Primary School Euroa
  4. ^ a b Schools Online - Details
  5. ^ a b Euroa Secondary College
  6. ^ Full Points Footy, Euroa, retrieved 25 July 2008 
  7. ^ Frank Walsh (18 June 1952). "Yallourn says "come again"". Sporting Globe. Melbourne, VIC. p. 12. 
  8. ^ Euroa - All Games, AFL Tables. Retrieved 15 December 2016.
  9. ^ Golf Select, Euroa, retrieved 11 May 2009 

External links[edit]

Media related to Euroa at Wikimedia Commons

Euroa travel guide from Wikivoyage