Mount Duneed, Victoria

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Mount Duneed
Mount Duneed is located in City of Greater Geelong
Mount Duneed
Mount Duneed
Coordinates 38°13′55″S 144°18′13″E / 38.23194°S 144.30361°E / -38.23194; 144.30361Coordinates: 38°13′55″S 144°18′13″E / 38.23194°S 144.30361°E / -38.23194; 144.30361
Population 985 (2006)[1]
Postcode(s) 3217
State electorate(s) South Barwon
Federal Division(s) Corangamite
Suburbs around Mount Duneed:
Waurn Ponds Grovedale Charlemont
Freshwater Creek Mount Duneed Armstrong Creek
Freshwater Creek Torquay Connewarre

Mount Duneed is a suburb of Geelong, Victoria, Australia. It is divided between the City of Greater Geelong and Surf Coast Shire local government areas.

Much of the locality north of Lower Duneed Road is part of the large Armstrong Creek Growth Area, which was opened up for urban development from 2010. With the gazetting of the suburb Armstrong Creek in February 2012, Mount Duneed's boundary was adjusted to exclude the area east of the Surf Coast Highway, north of the Armstrong Creek Growth Area boundary west of Horseshoe Bend Road, and north of Lower Duneed Road east of Horseshoe Bend Road. The area north of Boundary Road, south of the Warrnambool railway line and west of the Surf Coast Highway, formerly part of Grovedale, became part of Mount Duneed.[2][3][4]


The Post Office opened on 15 February 1860, but was known as Connewarre for some months then Puelba until 1864. It closed in 1959.[5]

The Geelong Airport was located in Mount Duneed, but it closed in 2011 after the area was opened up for urban residential development.[6]

The locality has one site listed on the Victorian Heritage Register, Prefabricated Iron Cottage.[7]

Notable people[edit]

Artist Arthur Streeton was reputed to be born in Mount Duneed in 1867, however a monument in Ervines Road, Mount Moriac claims he was born there.[8]

Auditor-General Ralph Abercrombie was born in Mount Duneed on 19 July 1881.

Victoria Cross recipient Rupert Vance "Mick" Moon lived at Calder Park, Mount Duneed from 1954 - 1978 and is buried at the Mount Duneed Cemetery.[9][10]


  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "Mount Duneed (State Suburb)". 2006 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 2007-10-01. 
  2. ^ "General Gazette Number G8" (PDF). Victoria Government Gazette. Government of Victoria. 23 February 2012. p. 36. Retrieved 4 July 2014. 
  3. ^ Woods, Eleanor (9 August 2011). "Charlemont 3217". Surf Coast Times. Retrieved 5 July 2014. 
  4. ^ "Charlemont" (PDF). Department of Energy and Primary Industries. Retrieved 5 July 2014. 
  5. ^ Premier Postal History, Post Office List, retrieved 2008-04-11 
  6. ^ "Geelong Airport closes to unwelcome visitors". The Age. 5 October 2010. Retrieved 5 July 2014. 
  7. ^ "Prefabricated Iron Cottage (H1131)". Victorian Heritage Register. Heritage Victoria. Retrieved 2014-03-23.
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  9. ^ Victorian Heritage Database - Rupert Vance Moon Memorial Garden report
  10. ^ Mount Duneed Primary School Centenary 1878 - 1978