Site of the Murrabit Country Markets
|Population||330 (2011 census)|
|LGA(s)||Shire of Gannawarra|
|State electorate(s)||Murray Plains|
Murrabit is a town in northern Victoria, Australia. It is on the Murray River, 305 kilometres (190 mi) from the state capital, Melbourne and 52 kilometres (32 mi) from Swan Hill. Murrabit is in the Shire of Gannawarra local government area and at the 2011 census, Murrabit and the surrounding area had a population of 330.
The township was established in 1925 as a railway station on the Kerang-Stony Crossing Border Railway. In accordance to legislation the town must be no closer to two miles from the state border. On the Murray River is the site of an historic bridge. The lift span bridge was constructed in 1926 and used for rail and road until 1960 when the railway was closed. A Murrabit Post Office opened on 2 March 1880. This was renamed Murrabit West in 1924 when a new Murrabit office opened near the railway station.
Murrabit is a major citrus producing area, with many orchards and packing sheds. Dairy is the other major industry with water provided through the Torrumbarry Irrigation System and milk being sold to processing plants at Leitchville and Rochester.
Golfers play at the course of the Murrabit Golf Club on Murrabit Road.
Media related to Murrabit, Victoria at Wikimedia Commons
- Murrabit.com - Community site
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