Princetown, Victoria

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Princetown is located in Corangamite Shire
Coordinates38°40′0″S 143°09′0″E / 38.66667°S 143.15000°E / -38.66667; 143.15000Coordinates: 38°40′0″S 143°09′0″E / 38.66667°S 143.15000°E / -38.66667; 143.15000
Population459 (2006 census)[1]
LGA(s)Corangamite Shire
State electorate(s)Polwarth
Federal Division(s)Wannon
Mean max temp Mean min temp Annual rainfall
20 °C
68 °F
7.5 °C
46 °F
80.9 mm
3.2 in

Princetown is a coastal village in Victoria, Australia, located on the Great Ocean Road, east of the Twelve Apostles, in the Corangamite Shire.


Princetown is a small coastal village 14 kilometres (8.7 mi) east of Port Campbell in Victoria, Australia - located on the Great Ocean Road. It hosts a pub which doubles as a general store, a post office and some accommodation options. The hamlet provides access to beaches and the mouth of the Gellibrand River. At the 2006 census, Princetown district had a population of 459. Princetown Cricket Club is the sole surviving sporting club in the township, boasting about 30 members playing in the local South West Cricket Association. The current club was formed in 1968, but cricket had been played in Princetown as far back as 1886[2].


A river estuary and wetlands is adjacent to the township, with reed beds on the western branch of the estuary containing significant bird and plant life. Princetown is bounded on two sides by national parks, with the Port Campbell National Park extending north-westerly and the Great Otway National Park to the south-east.

The Twelve Apostles rock formations are six kilometres to the west of Princetown, with the Gibson Steps also nearby. The Loch Ard Gorge is just past the Twelve Apostles, towards Port Campbell. In the other direction is Maits Rest Rainforest Walk.


  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "Princetown (State Suburb)". 2006 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 2010-04-28.
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