Longwarry, Victoria

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Longwarry
Victoria
Longwarry Mackay Street.jpg
Mackay Street
Longwarry is located in Baw Baw Shire
Longwarry
Longwarry
Coordinates 38°06′0″S 145°46′0″E / 38.10000°S 145.76667°E / -38.10000; 145.76667Coordinates: 38°06′0″S 145°46′0″E / 38.10000°S 145.76667°E / -38.10000; 145.76667
Population 1,187 (2006)
Postcode(s) 3816
Location
LGA(s) Shire of Baw Baw
County Buln Buln
Federal Division(s) Division of McMillan
Localities around Longwarry:
Garfield North Labertouche Robin Hood
Bunyip Longwarry Drouin
Iona Ripplebrook Drouin South

Longwarry is a town in Victoria, Australia 83 kilometres (52 mi) south-east of Melbourne. It is bypassed by the Princes Freeway. Its local government area is the Shire of Baw Baw.

History[edit]

The Post Office opened on 20 June 1881 some time after the railway arrived in 1879. It was renamed Longwarry South (later Ripplebrook) on 1 September 1882 the same day a new office named Longwarry opened near the railway station.[1]

Also our local community service club Longwarry LIons Club

Longwarry railway station provides rail services to Melbourne as well as Bairnsdale.

The town has an Australian Rules football team competing in the Ellinbank & District Football League.[2]

Longwarry North's own Lenny Morel was named Australian Banjo Player of the Year for 2012 at the annual Banjo players award evening held in Tamworth.

Chris Karlis from Longwarry Football Club has been named as having the Biggest Biceps in Australia.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Premier Postal History, Post Office List, retrieved 2008-04-11 
  2. ^ Full Points Footy, Longwarry, retrieved 2008-07-25