Gheringhap, Victoria

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Gheringhap is located in Golden Plains Shire
Coordinates38°05′0″S 144°14′0″E / 38.08333°S 144.23333°E / -38.08333; 144.23333Coordinates: 38°05′0″S 144°14′0″E / 38.08333°S 144.23333°E / -38.08333; 144.23333
Population155 (2016 census)[1]
LGA(s)Golden Plains Shire
State electorate(s)Polwarth
Federal Division(s)Corangamite
Localities around Gheringhap:
Bannockburn Sutherlands Creek Moorabool
Bannockburn Gheringhap Batesford
Bannockburn Stonehaven Stonehaven

Gheringhap is a rural township near Geelong, Victoria, Australia, located approximately 83 km southwest of Melbourne, between Geelong and Meredith on the Midland Highway. Gheringhap is located in the Golden Plains Shire.

The town is located at the junction of the Geelong-Ballarat railway and the Western standard gauge railway which connects Melbourne and Adelaide.[2] A webcam near the rail line, operated by rail enthusiasts, records all train movements for publication. The camera was investigated by the Bureau of Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Economics as an example of enthusiast cameras as a potential source of more reliable traffic data than records provided by operators.[3]

Gheringhap Post Office opened on 1 April 1869 and closed in 1968.[4] Gheringhap School opened in 1858 and closed in 1906 due to falling attendances.

Hap means place in the local native language Gheran - timber. Moolap - Mool hap.[5]


  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Gheringhap (State Suburb)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 17 November 2017. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ "Rail Geelong - Gallery - Gheringhap". Retrieved 10 November 2008. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ Filling a gap in rail data: an investigation of the Gheringhap Loop train sightings (PDF). Bureau of Transport and Regional Economics. February 2007. Retrieved 8 December 2018. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. ^ Phoenix Auctions History. "Post Office List". Retrieved 28 March 2021.
  5. ^ Blake, L. J. (1973). Vision and Realisation: A Centenary History of State Education in Victoria (Volume 2). Education Department of Victoria. p. 1008.

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