Gheringhap, Victoria

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Gheringhap is located in Golden Plains Shire
Coordinates 38°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
Population 155 (2016 census)[1]
Postcode(s) 3331
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] Railpage Australia operates a "Railcam" at Gheringhap, which photographs freight and passenger train movements.[3]

Graham Elliot Operates a sightings database recording (in conjunction with the Railcams) all train movements over the past 10 years. A summary of train movements is posted weekly to the Gheringhap Discussion Group.[4]

Gheringhap Post Office opened on 1 April 1869 and closed in 1968.[5] 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.[6]


  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 2008-11-10.
  3. ^ "Railpage Gheringhap Loop Railcam Project". Retrieved 2013-11-25.
  4. ^ "Railpage Gheringhap Loop Discussions". Retrieved 2017-04-16.
  5. ^ Premier Postal History. "Post Office List". Retrieved 2008-04-11.
  6. ^ 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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