Rushworth, Victoria

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Rushworth is located in Shire of Campaspe
Coordinates36°35′0″S 145°01′0″E / 36.58333°S 145.01667°E / -36.58333; 145.01667Coordinates: 36°35′0″S 145°01′0″E / 36.58333°S 145.01667°E / -36.58333; 145.01667
Population4,193 (2021 census)[1]
LGA(s)Shire of Campaspe
State electorate(s)Euroa
Federal division(s)Nicholls

Rushworth is a township in Victoria, Australia. It is located 157 kilometres (98 mi) north of Melbourne and, at the 2021 Census, had a population of 4,193.[2]


Rushworth was established during the Victorian gold rush in 1853. It was named by poet and later local Goldfields Commissioner Richard Henry Horne in 1854. Its post office opened on 16 September 1857.[3]

The goldfields became no longer viable due to the underground water table and were closed during the gold rush.

The Rushworth Magistrates' Court closed on 1 January 1990.[4]


The town has an Australian rules football team competing in the Kyabram & District Football League.[5]

Golfers play at the course of the Rushworth Golf Club on Tatura Road.[6]


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  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (28 June 2022). "Rushworth (State Suburb)". 2021 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 2 February 2023. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ Cite error: The named reference ABS2021 was invoked but never defined (see the help page).
  3. ^ Post Office List, Phoenix Auctions History, retrieved 12 April 2021
  4. ^ "Review of Legal Services in Rural and Regional Victoria" (PDF). Parliament of Victoria Law Reform Committee. May 2001. pp. 291–292. Retrieved 12 April 2020.
  5. ^ Full Points Footy, Rushworth, archived from the original on 5 June 2008, retrieved 25 July 2008
  6. ^ Golf Select, Rushworth, retrieved 11 May 2009