Iona, Victoria

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Iona is located in Victoria
Coordinates38°09′S 145°41′E / 38.150°S 145.683°E / -38.150; 145.683Coordinates: 38°09′S 145°41′E / 38.150°S 145.683°E / -38.150; 145.683
Population228 (2016)[1]
Location73 km (45 mi) from Melbourne
LGA(s)Shire of Cardinia
State electorate(s)Narracan
Federal Division(s)Flinders

Iona is a bounded rural locality in Victoria, Australia, 73 kilometres (45 mi) south-east of Melbourne's Central Business District, located within the Shire of Cardinia local government area. Iona recorded a population of 228 at the 2016 Census.


Bunyip South Post Office opened on 26 August 1898, was renamed Iona in 1905 and closed in 1977.[2] St Josephs Catholic Church at Iona was opened on 16 December 1900 by the Reverend Father Gleeson.[3] The original building was replaced in 1940 by the existing brick building.[4] St Josephs Catholic School opened on 11 April 1915.[4]

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  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Iona (State Suburb)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 20 September 2017. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ Phoenix Auctions History, Post Office List, retrieved 11 April 2021
  3. ^ "Bunyip: Roman Catholic Church".
  4. ^ a b Smith, Damian (2005). 100 years of a Catholic Faith Community: St Joseph's Iona 1905-2005. St Joseph's Iona.