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Rupanyup Main Street.JPG
Cromie St, the very wide main street of Rupanyup
Rupanyup is located in Shire of Yarriambiack
Coordinates36°37′S 142°37′E / 36.617°S 142.617°E / -36.617; 142.617Coordinates: 36°37′S 142°37′E / 36.617°S 142.617°E / -36.617; 142.617
Population536 (2016 census)[1]
Elevation67 m (220 ft)
LGA(s)Shire of Yarriambiack
State electorate(s)Lowan
Federal Division(s)Mallee
Mean max temp Mean min temp Annual rainfall
21 °C
70 °F
3 °C
37 °F
200 mm
7.9 in

Rupanyup (/rəˈpænjəp/ rə-PAN-yəp) is a small town in rural Victoria, Australia. As of the 2016 census, it had a population of 536.[1] The name Rupanyup is an Aboriginal word meaning 'branch hanging over water'.[2]

The Post Office opened on 22 February 1875 as Karkarooc and was renamed Rupanyup in 1876.[3]

The town used to be in the Shire of Dunmunkle but was allocated to the Shire of Yarriambiack when Victoria's municipalities were re-organized in the 1990s.

The town has an Australian rules football team competing in the Horsham & District Football League.[4]

Golfers play at the course of the Rupanyup Golf Club on Frayne Avenue.[5]

The town has art in the Silo Art Trail which also includes Sheep Hills, Brim, Rosebury, Lascelles and Patchewollock.


  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Rupanyup (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 6 December 2014. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ Rupanyup - Yarriambiack Shire Council
  3. ^ Premier Postal History, Post Office List, retrieved 2008-04-11
  4. ^ Full Points Footy, Horsham_District, archived from the original on 10 May 2008, retrieved 2008-07-25
  5. ^ Golf Select, Rupanyup, retrieved 2009-05-11

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