Nar Nar Goon, Victoria

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Nar Nar Goon
NarNarGoon 6.jpg
Murals on the intersection of Nar Nar Goon Road and Carney Street
Population1,012 (2016)[1]
Elevation95 m (312 ft)
LGA(s)Shire of Cardinia
State electorate(s)Narracan
Federal Division(s)La Trobe
Localities around Nar Nar Goon:
Nar Nar Goon North Maryknoll Tynong North
Pakenham East Nar Nar Goon Tynong
Koo Wee Rup Koo Wee Rup Cora Lynn

Nar Nar Goon is a town in Gippsland, Victoria, Australia, 61 km south-east of Melbourne's Central Business District, located within the Shire of Cardinia local government area. Nar Nar Goon recorded a population of 1,012 at the 2016 Census.

It is known as "The Mural Town" due to the numerous murals that have been painted upon a number of its old and historical buildings.


The name is thought to come from an Aboriginal name for the Water Rat.[citation needed]

The Post Office opened on 15 September 1881.[4]

In 1881 the railway line arrived.[5]

In 2021, a western portion of Nar Nar Goon was annexed to form the new south-east greater Melbourne metropolitan suburb of Pakenham East.[6]


The town contains a private and public school, each offering primary education, an active progress association, a CFA fire station, scout hall, community centre and hotel. Chairo Chistian school primary/high school is located in this town too.

The town has its own railway station on the Gippsland line.

The town has an Australian Rules football team competing in the Ellinbank & District Football League.[7]

The cricket club in town is Nar Nar Goon/Maryknoll which plays in the West Gippsland Cricket Association.[8]

The town also has a small number of shops and a pub.

The Light Horse & Field Artillery Museum is also located in Nar Nar Goon.


See also[edit]

  • Shire of Pakenham - Nar Nar Goon was previously within this former local government area.


  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Nar Nar Goon (State Suburb)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 20 September 2017. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ "The Land Selections.:Melbourne". The Argus (Melbourne) (6, 098). Victoria, Australia. 21 December 1865. p. 6. Retrieved 3 August 2017 – via National Library of Australia., ...The areas opened at Melbourne were six...Nar-nar-goon, comprising 9,375 acres, is situated about thirty miles S.E of Melbourne, on the township of Pakenham...
  3. ^ Nar Nar Goon Estate (cartographic Material). Melbourne: S.n., 1800. Print. Haughton Collection.
  4. ^ Phoenix Auctions History, Post Office List, retrieved 22 February 2021
  5. ^ "OUR LETTER BOX". Weekly Times (1, 592). Victoria, Australia. 10 February 1900. p. 14. Retrieved 3 August 2017 – via National Library of Australia., ...there is a new railway station getting built at Nar Nar Goon...
  6. ^ "New Suburb For Melbourne's South East | Premier of Victoria". Victorian government. Retrieved 6 January 2021.
  7. ^ Full Points Footy, Nar Nar Goon, archived from the original on 7 October 2008, retrieved 25 July 2008
  8. ^ Nar Nar Goon Maryknoll Cricket Club

Coordinates: 38°04′55″S 145°34′30″E / 38.08194°S 145.57500°E / -38.08194; 145.57500