Newtown, Victoria (Golden Plains Shire)

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Trestle bridge Newtown Victoria.jpg
Nimmons Bridge
Newtown is located in Golden Plains Shire
Coordinates37°42′0″S 143°39′0″E / 37.70000°S 143.65000°E / -37.70000; 143.65000Coordinates: 37°42′0″S 143°39′0″E / 37.70000°S 143.65000°E / -37.70000; 143.65000
Population122 (2016 census)[1]
LGA(s)Golden Plains Shire
State electorate(s)Buninyong
Federal Division(s)Corangamite
Localities around Newtown:
Scarsdale Scarsdale Scarsdale
Happy Valley Newtown Enfield
Piggoreet Piggoreet
Staffordshire Reef
Staffordshire Reef

Newtown is a locality situated on Pitfield Road (Lismore - Scarsdale Road) in Golden Plains Shire, 144 km north-west of Melbourne, in Victoria, Australia.

The Post Office opened on 12 November 1868 as Newtown-Scarsdale (to distinguish it from Newtown, now a suburb of Geelong). The office closed in 1957.[3]

The Ballarat-Skipton Rail Trail follows the former railway line from Ballarat to Skipton, crossing the Woady Yaloak River on the nearby Nimmons Trestle Bridge, which is one of the largest timber trestle bridges in Victoria.[4]

The former recreation reserve, Newtown Cricket and Mustering Reserve, is currently unused. The surrounding grassland is classified as a biodiversity reserve by the Ballarat Environment Network.[5]

Notable residents[edit]


  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Newtown (Golden Plains - Vic)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 20 March 2018. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ Newtown Postcode Australia Post
  3. ^ Phoenix Auctions History. "Post Office List". Retrieved 4 March 2021.
  4. ^ "Ballarat Skipton Rail Trail Notes" (PDF). Bicycle Victoria. Archived from the original (PDF) on 26 July 2008. Retrieved 10 June 2008. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  5. ^ "Newtown Cricket and Mustering Reserve - BIRD". Archived from the original on 22 July 2008. Retrieved 10 June 2008. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)