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Pyalong Hotel
Pyalong is located in Shire of Mitchell
Coordinates37°07′0″S 144°51′0″E / 37.11667°S 144.85000°E / -37.11667; 144.85000Coordinates: 37°07′0″S 144°51′0″E / 37.11667°S 144.85000°E / -37.11667; 144.85000
Population660 (2016 census)[1]
LGA(s)Shire of Mitchell
State electorate(s)Euroa
Federal Division(s)Nicholls
Localities around Pyalong:
Tooborac Tooborac Glenaroua
Benloch Pyalong Glenaroua
Lancefield Willowmavin Glenaroua

Pyalong /ˈp.əlɒŋ/ is a town in central Victoria, Australia. The town is located on the Northern Highway, in the Shire of Mitchell local government area, 90 kilometres (56 mi) from the state capital, Melbourne. At the 2011 census, Pyalong had a population of 459.[1] In 2016 the population had reached 660.[2]

The traditional owners of Pyalong are the Taungurong people, a part of the Kulin nation that inhabited a large portion of central Victoria including Port Phillip Bay and its surrounds.

The first Europeans to settle in the area were Captain George Brunswick Smyth and Lieutenant Alfred Miller Mundy who were operating the Pyalong station by August 1838, and William Hamilton who occupied the adjacent Glenaroua run at the same time.[3] They were followed by Alexander Mollison who initially took up the Coliban station in December 1838 then added the Pyalong station lease in 1839.[4][5] The town itself was surveyed and proclaimed in 1854,[6] and was sufficiently populated for the Post Office to open on 1 November 1858.[7]

Pyalong was connected by railway in 1890. The line was closed in 1968.[8]

Golfers play at the course of the Pyalong Golf Club on the Northern Highway.[9]


  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Pyalong (L) (Urban Centre/Locality)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 30 November 2014. Edit this at Wikidata
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  3. ^ Williams, Martin. Charles Bonney and the fertile Kilmore Plains, Victorian Historical Journal, Vol. 90, No. 1, June 2019, p. 112.
  4. ^ "THE MOLLISONS AND THEIR LIBRARY". Trinity College Library. Trinity College (University of Melbourne). Retrieved 4 June 2007.
  5. ^ Daley, Charles, Early Squatting Days, From the papers of the late A. F. Mollison, The Victorian Historical Magazine, Issue 33. Vol. IX. July, 1922. No. 1. p10
  6. ^ Pidgeon, Elizabeth. "The Ryan Family: Pioneers Of Pyalong". Retrieved 4 June 2007.
  7. ^ Premier Postal History. "Post Office List". Retrieved 11 April 2008.
  8. ^ The Heathcote Junction to Bendigo and Associated Railways Turton, Keith Australian Railway Historical Society Bulletin, April, 1970 pp69-88
  9. ^ Golf Select. "Pyalong". Retrieved 11 May 2009.

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