Pyramid Hill

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Pyramid Hill
Victoria
Pyramid Hill Store 001.JPG
Supermarket, built in 1933
Pyramid Hill is located in Shire of Loddon
Pyramid Hill
Pyramid Hill
Coordinates 36°04′0″S 144°08′0″E / 36.06667°S 144.13333°E / -36.06667; 144.13333Coordinates: 36°04′0″S 144°08′0″E / 36.06667°S 144.13333°E / -36.06667; 144.13333
Population 419 (2011 census)[1]
Postcode(s) 3575
Location
LGA(s) Shire of Loddon
State electorate(s) Murray Plains
Federal Division(s) Murray

Pyramid Hill is a town in Victoria, Australia in the Shire of Loddon 254 kilometres (158 mi) north of Melbourne and 86 kilometres (53 mi) north of Bendigo. At the 2011 census, Pyramid Hill had a population of 419.[1] The town has a railway station.

The town is named after a nearby hill that rises 180 metres above sea level. Originally the town was situated at the base of Pyramid Hill, but was relocated when the railway station was built.

It was the first plastic bag free area in Australia.[citation needed]

The Post Office opened on 17 November 1875.[2] The railway arrived in 1884.

The town has an Australian Rules football team, Pyramid Hill Football Netball Club competes in the Loddon Valley Football League.

Golfers play at the course of the Pyramid Hill Golf Club on Victoria Street.[3]

The town has one radio station which broadcasts a syndicated programme from the Power Country FM group on the 88 MHz frequency.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Pyramid Hill (L) (Urban Centre/Locality)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 6 December 2014. 
  2. ^ Premier Postal History, Post Office List, retrieved 11 April 2008 
  3. ^ Golf Select, Pyramid Hill, retrieved 2009-05-11 

External links[edit]

Media related to Pyramid Hill at Wikimedia Commons