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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]


  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. ^ Premier Postal History. "Post Office List". Premier Postal Auctions. Retrieved 11 June 2014.
  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

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