Monomeith, Victoria

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Monomeith
Victoria
Population 72 (2016)[1]
Postcode(s) 3984
Location 67 km (42 mi) from Melbourne
LGA(s) Shire of Cardinia
State electorate(s) Bass
Federal Division(s) Flinders

Monomeith is a bounded rural locality in Victoria, Australia, 67 kilometres (42 mi) south-east of Melbourne's Central Business District, located within the Shire of Cardinia local government area. Monomeith recorded a population of 72 at the 2016 Census.

In 1942, during World War II, a military airfield was constructed for the air defence of Melbourne, south of Spencers Road, and is still visible using Google Earth.

History[edit]

Monomeith Post Office opened on 20 July 1900 and closed in 1969.[2]

A railway station existed from 1890 until the late 1970s.

The site of the former airfield has been considered, as of 2015, as a site for Melbourne's third major airport for passenger jet aircraft.[3]

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Coordinates: 38°12′22″S 145°33′14″E / 38.206°S 145.554°E / -38.206; 145.554