Rawson, Victoria

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Rawson is located in Baw Baw Shire
Coordinates 37°57′S 146°24′E / 37.950°S 146.400°E / -37.950; 146.400Coordinates: 37°57′S 146°24′E / 37.950°S 146.400°E / -37.950; 146.400
Population 325 (2011 census)[1]
Postcode(s) 3825
LGA(s) Shire of Baw Baw
State electorate(s) Narracan
Federal Division(s) McMillan

Rawson is a town in Victoria, Australia, located on Tyers - Thomson Valley Road, in the Shire of Baw Baw. The town was established for workers involved in the construction of the Thomson Dam, which was completed in 1983, Rawson Post Office opening on 17 April 1979.[2] At the 2011 census, Rawson had a population of 325.

Rawson may be a holiday destination for residents of Melbourne for activities such as bushwalking, hiking, 4WD exploration, mountain biking, trout fishing, whitewater adventuring, historical exploration, cross-country skiing, gold fossicking, deer hunting, and trail bike riding.


  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Rawson (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 2013-05-30. 
  2. ^ Premier Postal History, Post Office List, retrieved 2008-04-11