Nerrina, Victoria

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Nerrina is located in City of Ballarat
Coordinates37°31′59″S 143°54′11″E / 37.533°S 143.903°E / -37.533; 143.903Coordinates: 37°31′59″S 143°54′11″E / 37.533°S 143.903°E / -37.533; 143.903
Population962 (2016 census)[1]
Location4 km (2 mi) from Ballarat Central
LGA(s)City of Ballarat
State electorate(s)Wendouree
Federal division(s)Ballarat
Suburbs around Nerrina:
Invermay Glen Park Glen Park
Brown Hill Nerrina Black Hill
Brown Hill Brown Hill Brown Hill

Nerrina is a suburb of Ballarat, Victoria, Australia on the north-eastern rural-urban fringe of the city, 4 kilometres (2.5 mi) east of the Central Business District. The population at the 2016 census was 962.[1]

Nerrina is a semi-rural suburb with a very small township and commercial area. It is located on the foothills of the Brown Hill range and straddles both sides of the Western Freeway.

A view of the Western Freeway (M8) at Nerrina looking west toward Doodts Road, Ballarat North and Invermay from the Nerrina pedestrian overpass.
Another view from the Nerrina pedestrian overpass showing the surroundings smothered in snow on the 25 of September 2020.


Historically, this area was known as Nerrena (named after the Nerrena Creek) and then Little Bendigo (after Bendigo, Victoria) . Little Bendigo Post Office opened on 1 June 1862, was renamed Nerrina in 1881 and closed in 1971.[2]


The local primary school is Little Bendigo Primary School.


  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Nerrina (State Suburb)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 7 July 2017. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ Phoenix Auctions History, Post Office List, retrieved 1 March 2021