Mount Cottrell, Victoria

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Mount Cottrell
MelbourneVictoria
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Mount Cottrell
Mount Cottrell is located in Melbourne
Mount Cottrell
Mount Cottrell
Coordinates 37°46′26″S 144°37′52″E / 37.77389°S 144.63111°E / -37.77389; 144.63111Coordinates: 37°46′26″S 144°37′52″E / 37.77389°S 144.63111°E / -37.77389; 144.63111
Population 688 (2011 census)[1]
Postcode(s) 3024
Elevation 34 m (112 ft)
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Localities around Mount Cottrell:
Melton South Rockbank Rockbank
Eynesbury Mount Cottrell Truganina
Wyndham Vale Wyndham Vale Tarneit

Mount Cottrell is town in Victoria, Australia, 34 km west of Melbourne's Central Business District. Its local government areas are the Cities of Melton and Wyndham. At the 2011 Census, Mount Cottrell had a population of 688.

The town consists of mainly privately owned open land. It is named after the 200m high mountain it encompasses, called Mount Cottrell. Mount Cottrell is a volcanic cone formed by the radial eruption of numerous lava tongues, the most massive of the Werribee Plains volcanoes. The mountain was purchased by Melton Council in 2007 to preserve the significant geological and flora and fauna values on the site.

Mount Cottrell Post Office opened on 1 January 1866, closed in 1895, reopened in 1902 and closed again in 1958.[2]

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  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Mount Cottrell (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 2012-06-28. 
  2. ^ Premier Postal History, Post Office List, retrieved 2008-04-11