Loch, Victoria

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Loch Victoria Manor.JPG
Victoria Manor, an antique shop in Loch. Now the Loch Brewery & Distillery.
Loch is located in South Gippsland Shire
Location in South Gippsland Shire
Coordinates38°22′08″S 145°42′23″E / 38.36889°S 145.70639°E / -38.36889; 145.70639Coordinates: 38°22′08″S 145°42′23″E / 38.36889°S 145.70639°E / -38.36889; 145.70639
Population638 (2016 census)[1]
LGA(s)South Gippsland Shire
State electorate(s)Gippsland South
Federal Division(s)McMillan

Loch is a town in the South Gippsland region of Victoria, Australia which was established in 1876. The town was named in honour of the Governor of Victoria, Henry Loch.


Loch was formerly situated along the South Gippsland railway corridor that operated to its terminus at Yarram in the early 1980s and Leongatha in the mid 1990s. A V/Line road coach service replaced the rail service to Leongatha on July 24 1993, running between Melbourne and Yarram. However, since the closure of the South Gippsland rail line with the exception of the locally run tourist railway between Nyora and Leongatha by the Kennett Victorian government on December 14 1994, the South and West Gippsland Transport Group represented by the local council are campaigning for the rail services to be reinstated beyond the current terminus at Cranbourne by the 2020s.[2] [3]


  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Loch (State Suburb)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 19 March 2018. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ Cranbourne Transit website, accessed 23 November 2006
  3. ^ http://www.sgst.com.au/rail-return-an-election-issue/