Rochford, Victoria

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View over Rochford, looking west
Rochford is located in Shire of Macedon Ranges
Coordinates 37°19′S 144°41′E / 37.317°S 144.683°E / -37.317; 144.683Coordinates: 37°19′S 144°41′E / 37.317°S 144.683°E / -37.317; 144.683
Established 1860
Postcode(s) 3442
Elevation 550 m (1,804 ft)
LGA(s) Shire of Macedon Ranges
State electorate(s) Macedon
Federal Division(s) McEwen
Localities around Rochford:
Cobaw Cobaw Lancefield
Newham Rochford Lancefield/Romsey
Hesket Kerrie Romsey

Rochford is a small settlement and locality in the Macedon Ranges Shire, in Victoria, Australia, on the Lancefield-Woodend Road (now signposted as the Rochford Road).

The district once contained a number of public and religious buildings, all of which now appear to have been removed or demolished. These included a Public Hall, Anglican Church, Presbyterian Church, and tennis courts.[1]

Rochford Post Office opened on 10 March 1863 and closed in 1965.[2]

The 1857 red brick building & former 1870 principals residence of the former Rochford North School (State School 540)[1] is still standing and is now a privately owned luxury holiday rental.[3]


  1. ^ a b Smith, Gavin (1994). All Wild and Lonely Bush. Romsey: Shire of Romsey Book Committee. ISBN 0-646-23834-5. 
  2. ^ Premier Postal History. "Post Office List". Retrieved 2008-04-11. 
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