Magpie, Victoria

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Magpie is located in City of Ballarat
Coordinates37°37′55″S 143°49′55″E / 37.632°S 143.832°E / -37.632; 143.832Coordinates: 37°37′55″S 143°49′55″E / 37.632°S 143.832°E / -37.632; 143.832
Population371 (2016 census)[1]
Location6 km (4 mi) from Ballarat Central
LGA(s)City of Ballarat
State electorate(s)Buninyong
Federal division(s)Ballarat
Suburbs around Magpie:
Bonshaw Mount Clear
Magpie Mount Helen
Scotchmans Lead Buninyong

Magpie is a town in the City of Ballarat, Victoria, Australia. During the 1850s, gold was found at Frenchmans Lead, which essentially created the township.[2]

The population at the 2016 census was 371.[1]

The town is home to Magpie Primary School. A small school, it attracts fewer than 100 students.[3]


  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Magpie (State Suburb)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 7 July 2017. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ "Magpie".
  3. ^ "Magpie Primary School, Magpie | School profile - 2015 | My School". Archived from the original on 10 May 2017.