Steiglitz, Victoria

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Steiglitz Courthouse.jpg
Steiglitz is located in Golden Plains Shire
Coordinates37°52′0″S 144°10′0″E / 37.86667°S 144.16667°E / -37.86667; 144.16667Coordinates: 37°52′0″S 144°10′0″E / 37.86667°S 144.16667°E / -37.86667; 144.16667
Population53 (2016 census)[1]
LGA(s)Golden Plains Shire
State electorate(s)Buninyong
Federal Division(s)Corangamite
Localities around Steiglitz:
Durdidwarrah Durdidwarrah Staughton Vale
Meredith Steiglitz Staughton Vale
She Oaks Maude Anakie

Steiglitz is a small town in Victoria, in the Brisbane Ranges. It is located 92 kilometres (57 mi) west of the state capital, Melbourne, Australia. In the early 1850s gold was found near the town, and as a consequence it grew on land belonging to pastoralists from the von Stieglitz family. Following the decline of the Australian gold rushes in the late 1870s the population of the town declined. The last gold mine in the town closed in 1941 and the population as of 2015 is just Eight People. The Steiglitz Post Office's history closely follows the town's history: it opened on 15 March 1856 and closed in 1966, and is now a private residence.[2]

The former Steiglitz Court House is listed on the Victorian Heritage Register.[3]

Former Main Street which in colonial gold rush days saw shops, hotels, banks, mines and houses occupy both sides and surrounding streets. Building on bottom left is the former Scott's hotel. Further up the hill on the right is the former Ellis drapery.


  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Steiglitz (State Suburb)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 17 November 2017. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ Premier Postal History, Post Office List, retrieved 11 April 2008
  3. ^ "Former Steiglitz Court House (H1487)". Victorian Heritage Register. Heritage Victoria. Retrieved 7 July 2014.

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