Poowong, Victoria

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Poowong Hotel
Poowong is located in South Gippsland Shire
Coordinates 38°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
Population 610 (2011 census)[1]
Postcode(s) 3988
LGA(s) South Gippsland Shire
County Buln Buln
State electorate(s) Gippsland East
Federal Division(s) McMillan

Poowong is a small dairying town located in South Gippsland, Victoria. At the 2006 census, Poowong had a population of 587.

It is 111 kilometres (69 mi) from Melbourne and about eight kilometres 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 stadium, a primary school, large community hall, heated swimming pool, a number of churches and an Australian rules football oval. The town has an Australian Rules football team competing in the Ellinbank & District Football League.[4]

Community Projects[edit]

The Poowong community is quite 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 current 'My Connected Community' project which is being run by the Poowong Football Club in a partnership with the Strzelecki Lions Club, and is designed to increase Internet use amongst community members.[5]

Notable people from Poowong[edit]


  1. ^ http://www.censusdata.abs.gov.au/census_services/getproduct/census/2011/quickstat/SSC21098?opendocument&navpos=220
  2. ^ "Poowong Small West Gippsland dairy town" (Web). Sydney Morning Herald. February 8, 2004. Retrieved 2006-11-24. 
  3. ^ Premier Postal History. "Post Office List". Retrieved 2008-04-11. 
  4. ^ Full Points Footy. "Poowong". Retrieved 2008-07-25. [dead link]
  5. ^ Callum Forbes. "Poowong [online]" (Web). Forbes Technology. Retrieved 2006-11-24.