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 2,004 (2016)[1]
Postcode(s) 3816
Location
LGA(s)
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's Central Business District, located within the Shires of Baw Baw and Cardinia local government areas. Longwarry recorded a population of 2,004 at the 2016 Census. Longwarry has one primary school, Longwarry Primary School.

Longwarry is bypassed by the Princes Freeway.

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.[2]

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.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Gembrook (State Suburb)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 20 September 2017.  Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ Premier Postal History, Post Office List, retrieved 2008-04-11 
  3. ^ Full Points Footy, Longwarry, retrieved 2008-07-25