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Modewarre Primary School.JPG
Former Modewarre Primary School
Modewarre is located in Surf Coast Shire
Coordinates38°15′58″S 144°07′19″E / 38.26611°S 144.12194°E / -38.26611; 144.12194Coordinates: 38°15′58″S 144°07′19″E / 38.26611°S 144.12194°E / -38.26611; 144.12194
Population276 (2016 census)[1]
LGA(s)Surf Coast Shire
State electorate(s)Polwarth
Federal division(s)Corangamite
Suburbs around Modewarre:
Buckley Buckley Mount Moriac
Wurdiboluc Modewarre Moriac
Gherang Gherang Paraparap

Modewarre is a locality in the Surf Coast Shire, Victoria, Australia.[2] The town adjoins Lake Modewarre. In the 2016 census, Modewarre had a population of 276 people.[1]

Modewarre Primary School began as a local Anglican school in the 1850s, became a vested National School in 1859, and closed in 1971.[3]

A post office at Modewarre opened in 1859 and closed in 1967.[4]

The Modewarre Memorial Hall was erected in 1923 in memory of World War I.[5] The Modewarre Avenue of Honour on Cape Otway Road was planted in 1918, and is the last surviving Avenue of Honour in the Surf Coast Shire. Tree number #33 was planted to honour Albert Jacka, Australia's first winner of the Victoria Cross and a Modewarre local.[6]

The town has a football club, Modewarre Football Club, which has existed since 1878. It currently plays in the Bellarine Football League, but formerly played in the Geelong & District Football League.[7]

Construction of a $350 million world-class training and sports health facility at Modewarre was approved by the Victorian government in October 2020. The Cape Otway Road Australia (CORA) precinct will feature training, sport science, education and medical facilities as well as a 128-room residential hotel, wellness centre and retail village.[8]


  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Modewarre (SSC)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 16 November 2017. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ "Modewarre (entry 102075)". VICNAMES. Government of Victoria. Retrieved 11 June 2014.
  3. ^ "Modewarre (Primary School No. 396)". Public Record Office Victoria. Retrieved 11 June 2014.
  4. ^ Phoenix Auctions History. "Post Office List". Phoenix Auctions. Retrieved 3 February 2021.
  5. ^ "Modewarre Memorial Hall". Victorian Heritage Database. Retrieved 11 June 2014.
  6. ^ "Modewarre Avenue of Honour". Victorian Heritage Database. Retrieved 11 June 2014.
  7. ^ Cat Country - History of Football In The Geelong Region - John Stoward - ISBN 978-0-9577515-8-3
  8. ^ McDonald, Rebecca (8 October 2020). "World class mega-sport complex gets green light". Bay93.9. Geelong Broadcasters Pty Limited. Retrieved 8 October 2020.

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