Shelford, Victoria

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Shelford Victoria former general store.jpg
Former general store
Shelford is located in Golden Plains Shire
Coordinates38°01′0″S 143°58′0″E / 38.01667°S 143.96667°E / -38.01667; 143.96667Coordinates: 38°01′0″S 143°58′0″E / 38.01667°S 143.96667°E / -38.01667; 143.96667
Population253 (2016 census)[1]
LGA(s)Golden Plains Shire
State electorate(s)Polwarth
Federal Division(s)Corangamite
Localities around Shelford:
Mount Mercer
Mount Mercer Meredith
Barunah Park
Shelford Bamganie
Hesse Inverleigh Inverleigh

Shelford is a rural locality in Victoria, Australia. The locality is in the Golden Plains Shire near the regional city of Geelong and 106 kilometres (66 mi) west of the state capital, Melbourne.

The Post Office opened on 1 July 1847 as The Leigh and was renamed Shelford in 1854. It became a Licensed Post Office on 20 May 1994, and has since closed; the date of closure is unknown.[2]

Shelford Today[edit]

Shelford today still has a Recreation Reserve where the Shelford Cricket Club play their home games and the Recreation Reserve have Tennis Courts aswell. Shelford also has a Primary School and a Town Hall

Heritage listed sites[edit]

Shelford contains a number of heritage listed sites, including:


  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Shelford (State Suburb)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 19 March 2018. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ Premier Postal History, Post Office List, retrieved 21 June 2014
  3. ^ "Former Leigh Shire Hall and Toll House (H2274)". Victorian Heritage Register. Heritage Victoria. Retrieved 7 July 2014.
  4. ^ "Bridge Over Leigh River (H1452)". Victorian Heritage Register. Heritage Victoria. Retrieved 7 July 2014.