Sheep Hills, Victoria

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Sheep Hills
Sheep Hills Silo Art 002.JPG
Silo art at Sheep Hills, 2018
Sheep Hills is located in Shire of Yarriambiack
Sheep Hills
Sheep Hills
Coordinates36°20′58″S 142°31′47″E / 36.3495°S 142.5297°E / -36.3495; 142.5297Coordinates: 36°20′58″S 142°31′47″E / 36.3495°S 142.5297°E / -36.3495; 142.5297
Population28 (2016 census)[1]
Elevation147[2] m (482 ft)
LGA(s)Shire of Yarriambiack
State electorate(s)Lowan
Federal division(s)Mallee
Mean max temp Mean min temp Annual rainfall
27.1 °C
81 °F
12.0 °C
54 °F
250.8 mm
9.9 in

Sheep Hills is a locality in the northern Wimmera region, north-west Victoria. It is 271 km north-west of Melbourne.[3] The town is situated on the railway line south-east of Warracknabeal, north of Minyip.[4]

The original inhabitants of the area around Sheep Hills were the Wotjobaluk, an Aboriginal Australian people.[5]

Sheep Hills was the name of a farm operated by Archibald McMillan in 1847.[4] The population boosted in the mid-1870s when many migrants, mostly German and Scottish, began farming in the area.[4] The district was named Bangerang (the name of a Lutheran school) and Tarkedia (the name of a State school).[4] In 1886 the railway from Minyip was extended to Warracknabeal, and many settled around the station, forming the township under the name of Sheep Hills.[4]

As of 2016, Sheep Hills has a cricket, a golf and a tennis club.[6] Also in use is the Sheep Hills Town Hall.[6]


  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Sheep Hills (State Suburb)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 19 March 2018. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ "Sheep Hills climate, averages and extreme weather record | Meat & Livestock Australia".
  3. ^ "SHEEP HILLS Postcode (VIC)".
  4. ^ a b c d e "Sheep Hills | Victorian Places".
  5. ^ Reader's Digest Illustrated Guide to Australian Places, 1993.
  6. ^ a b "Yarriambiack Council | Sheep Hills". Archived from the original on 8 June 2010.

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