Meredith, Victoria

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Main street
Meredith is located in Golden Plains Shire
Coordinates37°50′0″S 144°04′0″E / 37.83333°S 144.06667°E / -37.83333; 144.06667Coordinates: 37°50′0″S 144°04′0″E / 37.83333°S 144.06667°E / -37.83333; 144.06667
Population788 (2016 census)[1]
State electorate(s)Buninyong
Federal Division(s)
Localities around Meredith:
Cargerie Elaine
Mount Mercer Meredith Steiglitz
She Oaks
Shelford Bamganie Lethbridge

Meredith is a town in Victoria, Australia, located on the Midland Highway between Ballarat and Geelong. At the 2016 census, Meredith had a population of 788.[1]


The town was surveyed in 1851–52. The naming of the town thought to be in honor of Captain Charles Meredith. [2]

Meredith Post Office opened on 1 November 1854[3] and the railway came to the town with the opening of the Geelong-Ballarat line in 1862,[4] with the local railway station opened soon after. Now only grain and freight trains use the line.

Darra, a house and stone cottage at 490 Slate Quarry Road, is listed on the Victorian Heritage Register.[5]

Meredith today[edit]

Meredith has been host to the Meredith Music Festival since 1991.[6]

Golfers play at the course of the Meredith Golf Club on the Midland Highway.[7]

The Meredith Rural Fire Brigade has a long and proud history serving the Meredith and District areas for over 100 years, established in 1911 the Meredith Rural Fire Brigade is 100% Voluntary and protects the community from all types of fires and emergencies. The MRFB's newest appliance which is a 3.4C Heavy Tanker was bought through fundraising by its dedicated CFA members and the Victorian State Government.


  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Meredith (State Suburb)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 9 July 2017. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ "Meredith and Meredith Shire | Victorian Places". Retrieved 25 December 2018.
  3. ^ Premier Postal History, Post Office List, retrieved 11 April 2008
  4. ^ "Rail Geelong – Geelong Line Guide". Retrieved 23 April 2008.
  5. ^ "Darra (H0268)". Victorian Heritage Register. Heritage Victoria. Retrieved 7 July 2014.
  6. ^ Neal, Matt (30 November 2011). "Meredith Music Festival". The Standard. Retrieved 7 July 2014.
  7. ^ Golf Select, Meredith, retrieved 11 May 2009