Kangaroo Ground, Victoria

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Kangaroo Ground
General store
Population1,095 (2016)[1]
LGA(s)Shire of Nillumbik
State electorate(s)Yan Yean
Federal Division(s)
Suburbs around Kangaroo Ground:
Wattle Glen Panton Hill Christmas Hills
Diamond Creek Kangaroo Ground Watsons Creek
Research Warrandyte North Wonga Park

Kangaroo Ground is a town in Victoria, Australia, 26 km north-east of Melbourne's Central Business District. Its local government area is the Shire of Nillumbik. At the 2016 Census, Kangaroo Ground had a population of 1,095.


Kangaroo Ground Post Office opened on 4 October 1854.[2]


Kangaroo Ground contains the Kangaroo Ground Primary School, a tennis club, a general store, post office, a pony club, a fire station and Wellers Restaurant. Its post office is reputed to be the only one in Australia which is also a winery.[citation needed]

The Memorial Tower in the Kangaroo Ground War Memorial Park is one of the highest places in Melbourne. It was built as a World War I memorial, and is now used to monitor bushfires during the bushfire season. The grounds around the tower feature a pine sapling planted on 11 November 2005; it was taken from the original Lone Pine growing on the Gallipoli peninsula in Turkey.

A mobile library operated by Yarra Plenty Regional Library regularly visits the township.[3]

See also[edit]

  • Shire of Eltham - Kangaroo Ground was previously within this former local government area.


  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Kangaroo Ground (State Suburb)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 4 July 2017. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ Premier Postal History, Post Office List, retrieved 11 April 2008
  3. ^ "Service timetable". Yarra Plenty Regional Library. 2019. Retrieved 7 February 2019.

Coordinates: 37°41′10″S 145°12′58″E / 37.686°S 145.216°E / -37.686; 145.216