Poowong, Victoria

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Poowong Hotel
Poowong is located in South Gippsland Shire
Coordinates38°21′0″S 145°45′0″E / 38.35000°S 145.75000°E / -38.35000; 145.75000Coordinates: 38°21′0″S 145°45′0″E / 38.35000°S 145.75000°E / -38.35000; 145.75000
Population360 (2016 census)[1]
LGA(s)South Gippsland Shire
CountyBuln Buln
State electorate(s)Gippsland East
Federal Division(s)Monash

Poowong is a small dairying town located in South Gippsland, in the Australian state of Victoria. At the 2016 census, Poowong had a population of 360.[1]

It is 111 kilometres (69 mi) from Melbourne and about eight kilometres (5 mi) north-west of Korumburra.[2]

The Post Office opened around January 1878.[3]

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[4], 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[5] and the Ellinbank & District Netball Association respectively.

Community projects[edit]

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.[6]

Notable people from Poowong[edit]


  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Poowong". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 6 November 2017. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ "Poowong Small West Gippsland dairy town" (Web). Sydney Morning Herald. 8 February 2004. Retrieved 24 November 2006.
  3. ^ Premier Postal History. "Post Office List". Retrieved 11 April 2008.
  4. ^ "Poowong Outdoor Pool - South Gippsland Outdoor Pools". www.southgippslandpools.ymca.org.au. Retrieved 15 September 2019.
  5. ^ Full Points Footy. "Poowong". Archived from the original on 7 September 2008. Retrieved 25 July 2008. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  6. ^ Callum Forbes. "Poowong [online]" (Web). Forbes Technology. Retrieved 24 November 2006.
  7. ^ "Australian Football - Rudi Mandemaker - Player Bio". australianfootball.com. Retrieved 15 September 2019.