|Population||360 (2016 census)|
|LGA(s)||South Gippsland Shire|
|State electorate(s)||Gippsland East|
The Post Office opened around January 1878.
For a town of its size, Poowong is quite well off with regard to its facilities. Facilities include four tennis courts, two netball courts, an indoor basketball and squash stadium, a primary school, large community hall, outdoor swimming pool, a number of churches and an Australian rules football oval. The town has an Australian Rules football team and a netball team competing in the Ellinbank & District Football League and the Ellinbank & District Netball Association respectively.
The Poowong community is active, with many projects being undertaken by various community groups. The largest group, by far, is the Poowong Football & Netball Club who involve themselves not only in sporting projects, but also in projects helping the wider community. One such project is the 'My Connected Community' project which was being run by the Poowong Football Club in a partnership with the Strzelecki Lions Club, and was designed to increase Internet use amongst community members.
Notable people from Poowong
- Wilfred Burchett – war correspondent
- Don Watson – writer and historian
- Rudi Mandemaker – full forward representing South Australia in interstate football who also won the Mark of the Year (SANFL) in 1989
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