Silvan, Victoria

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Silvan
Victoria
Silvan Reservoir from Kalorama.JPG
Silvan Reservoir from Kalorama
Population 1,908 (2006 census)[1]
Postcode(s) 3795
Elevation 217 m (712 ft)
Location
LGA(s) Shire of Yarra Ranges
State electorate(s) Evelyn, Monbulk
Federal Division(s) Casey
Localities around Silvan:
Mount Evelyn Wandin East Seville
Olinda Silvan Hoddles Creek
Monbulk Monbulk Macclesfield

Silvan is a town in Victoria, Australia, 40 km east of Melbourne's central business district. Its local government area is the Shire of Yarra Ranges. At the 2006 Census, Silvan had a population of 1908.

A Post Office opened on 19 August 1892 known as Wandin until 1893, Wandin South until 1913, thence Silvan.[2]

Silvan also is the location of the Silvan Reservoir.

The town has an Australian Rules football team who used to compete in the Yarra valley mountain district football league but then switched to the Eastern Football League 2011.[3]

Silvan marks half way between the Shire of Yarra Ranges two main suburbs of Belgrave and Lilydale, both large towns.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "Silvan (State Suburb)". 2006 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 2007-10-01. 
  2. ^ Premier Postal History, Post Office List, retrieved 11 April 2008 
  3. ^ Full Points Footy, Silvan, archived from the original on July 5, 2008, retrieved 2008-07-25 

External links[edit]

Media related to Silvan, Victoria at Wikimedia Commons

Coordinates: 37°49′26″S 145°25′16″E / 37.824°S 145.421°E / -37.824; 145.421