Macarthur, Victoria

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Mechanics Institute, Macarthur, Vic, during GVBR 09, 29.11.2009.jpg
Mechanics' Institute Hall
Macarthur is located in Shire of Moyne
Coordinates38°01′S 142°00′E / 38.017°S 142.000°E / -38.017; 142.000Coordinates: 38°01′S 142°00′E / 38.017°S 142.000°E / -38.017; 142.000
Population522 (2016 census)[1]
LGA(s)Shire of Moyne
State electorate(s)Polwarth
Federal Division(s)Wannon

Macarthur (/məˈkɑːrθər/)[2] is a town in the Western District of Victoria, Australia on the Hamilton-Port Fairy Road. It is in the Shire of Moyne local government area and the federal Division of Wannon. At the 2016 census, Macarthur and the surrounding area had a population of 522.[1]


The Macarthur Court House building, now the Historical Society, during the 2009 Great Victorian Bike Ride

Macarthur Post Office opened 1 January 1862.[3]


The town in conjunction with neighbouring township Hawkesdale has an Australian Rules football team competing in the Mininera & District Football League.

Golfers play at the course of the Macarthur Golf Club on Hamilton Road.[4]

Macarthur is also the site of the large Macarthur Wind Farm, completed in 2013.


  1. ^ a b "206 Census QuickStats Macarthur". Australian Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 2 March 2019.
  2. ^ Butler, S., ed. (2009). "Macarthur". Macquarie Dictionary (5th ed.). Sydney: Macquarie Dictionary Publishers Pty Ltd. 1952 pages. ISBN 978-1-876429-66-9.
  3. ^ Premier Postal History, Post Office List, retrieved 2008-04-11
  4. ^ Golf Select, Macarthur, retrieved 2009-05-11

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