Genoa, Victoria

Coordinates: 37°29′0″S 149°35′0″E / 37.48333°S 149.58333°E / -37.48333; 149.58333
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Genoa is located in Shire of East Gippsland
Coordinates37°29′0″S 149°35′0″E / 37.48333°S 149.58333°E / -37.48333; 149.58333
Population66 (2021 census)[1]
LGA(s)Shire of East Gippsland
State electorate(s)Gippsland East
Federal division(s)Gippsland

Genoa is a town in Eastern Gippsland, Victoria, Australia. It is close to the New South Wales border where the Princes Highway crosses the Genoa River. The town is an important access point to the Croajingolong National Park. At the 2021 census, Genoa had a population of 66. The Genoa Post Office opened on 9 April 1888.[2]

In 1972 the earliest fossil trackway of primitive tetrapods were found in the Genoa River Gorge, dating back 350 million years.[3]

In 2019, bush fires in Eastern Gippsland did "significant" damage to Genoa and the nearby town of Mallacoota.[4]

Genoa Peak[edit]

Genoa Peak is located in the Croajingolong National Park, and is 490 metres (1,610 ft) above sea level at the summit. The walk to the summit is 1.5 kilometres (0.93 mi) one way, and is rated for a moderate/steep fitness level. The view includes Mallacoota Lake which is over 40 kilometres (25 mi) away.[5]


  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (28 June 2022). "Genoa". 2021 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 1 April 2023. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ Phoenix Auctions History, Post Office List, retrieved 12 March 2021
  3. ^ Warren, J. W. & Wakefield, N. A., 1972. Trackways of tetrapod vertebrates from the Upper Devonian of Victoria, Aust. Nature 238, 469-470.
  4. ^ "Bushfires hit Victorian towns including Mallacoota and Corryong, leaving four missing and properties destroyed". ABC News. 31 December 2019. Retrieved 18 November 2021.
  5. ^ "Croajingolong National Park, Attraction, Gippsland, Victoria, Australia". Visit Victoria. Retrieved 21 February 2022.