Pakenham South, Victoria

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Pakenham South
Pakenham South is located in Melbourne
Pakenham South
Pakenham South
Coordinates38°07′53″S 145°30′30″E / 38.1315°S 145.5083°E / -38.1315; 145.5083Coordinates: 38°07′53″S 145°30′30″E / 38.1315°S 145.5083°E / -38.1315; 145.5083
Population216 (2016)[1]
Location59 km (37 mi) from Melbourne GPO
LGA(s)Shire of Cardinia
State electorate(s)Bass
Federal Division(s)La Trobe
Suburbs around Pakenham South:
Officer South Pakenham Nar Nar Goon
Cardinia Pakenham South Koo Wee Rup North
Rythdale Koo Wee Rup Nar Nar Goon North

Pakenham South is a suburb and rural locality situated south-east of Melbourne City, located in the Shire of Cardinia local government area south of Pakenham.[2]


Pakenham South is situated in the Kulin nation traditional Aboriginal country. The Boon Wurrung people are local custodians within the Kulin nation.[3] The origin of the suburb name is from Sir Edward Pakenham and the geographic position south of the Pakenham main settlement.[4]


  1. ^ "Census 2016 (Pakenham South)". Bureau of Statistics. Federal government. 6 January 2021.
  2. ^ "Pakenham South and Rythdale". Victorian places. 2 January 2021. Retrieved 6 January 2021.
  3. ^ "S35: Boonwurrung". Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies. Federal government. 26 July 2019. Retrieved 6 January 2021.
  4. ^ "Pakenham postcode history". Herald Sun. Retrieved 6 January 2021.