Garfield, Victoria

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Main street
Garfield is located in Victoria
Coordinates38°04′S 145°41′E / 38.067°S 145.683°E / -38.067; 145.683Coordinates: 38°04′S 145°41′E / 38.067°S 145.683°E / -38.067; 145.683
Population1,786 (2016)[1]
LGA(s)Shire of Cardinia
State electorate(s)Narracan
Federal Division(s)Monash
Localities around Garfield:
Tynong North Garfield North Garfield North
Tynong Garfield Bunyip
Cora Lynn Iona Iona

Garfield is a town in Victoria, Australia, 69 km south-east of Melbourne's Central Business District, located within the Shire of Cardinia local government area. Garfield recorded a population of 1,786 at the 2016 Census.


The area was originally called Cannibal Creek, but was renamed to Garfield in memory of the U.S. President James A. Garfield.[2]

The Post Office opened as Cannibal Creek on 1 May 1886 and was renamed Garfield in 1887.[3]

Garfield today[edit]

Garfield has a primary school with approximately 490 students. There is a church at the top end of the schoolgrounds. Local businesses include a milk bar, and a newsagency

The town has an Australian Rules football team playing in the Ellinbank and District Football League.[4] Garfield has an undulating golf course on Thirteen Mile Road run by the Garfield Golf Club.[5]


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  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Garfield (State Suburb)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 19 September 2017. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ "Garfield Township Strategy" (PDF). Cardinia Shire Council. 19 August 2002. p. 36. Archived from the original (PDF) on 1 April 2012. Retrieved 24 January 2012. Originally Cannibal Creek Siding was built in 1877 to serve the booming timber industry when the railway line was laid from Dandenong to Bunyip. The district was latter [sic] renamed Garfield after an American President.
  3. ^ Phoenix Auctions History, Post Office List, retrieved 22 February 2021
  4. ^ Full Points Footy, Garfield, archived from the original on 30 April 2008, retrieved 25 July 2008
  5. ^ Golf Select, Garfield, retrieved 11 May 2009