Strathewen, Victoria

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Strathewen is located in Melbourne
Coordinates37°33′S 145°16′E / 37.550°S 145.267°E / -37.550; 145.267Coordinates: 37°33′S 145°16′E / 37.550°S 145.267°E / -37.550; 145.267
Population178 (2016)[1]
Elevation200 m (656 ft)
LGA(s)Shire of Nillumbik
State electorate(s)Eildon
Mean max temp Mean min temp Annual rainfall
20.2 °C
68 °F
7.2 °C
45 °F
703 mm
27.7 in
Localities around Strathewen:
Kinglake West Kinglake West Kinglake
Kinglake West Strathewen Kinglake
Arthurs Creek St Andrews St Andrews

Strathewen is a town in Victoria, Australia, 45 km north-east of Melbourne's Central Business District, located within the Shire of Nillumbik local government area. Strathewen recorded a population of 178 at the 2016 Census.

Strathewen is located near the Kinglake National Park. It is an apple and pear producing area and is home to small local vineyards and wineries.


Strathewen Post Office opened on 20 September 1909 and closed in 1964.[3]

The town was substantially destroyed during the Black Saturday bushfires on 7 February 2009, which destroyed the primary school, the old fire station, the community hall, and most of the houses in the area. Twenty-seven of its 200 residents died in the fires.[4]

See also[edit]

  • Shire of Eltham - the former local government area of which Strathewen was a part


  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Strathewen (State Suburb)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 5 July 2016. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ "Postcode Search". Australia Post.
  3. ^ Phoenix Auctions History. "Post Office List". Retrieved 8 April 2021.
  4. ^ Ham, Larissa (9 February 2009). "Strathewen 'like a war zone'". The Age. Melbourne. Retrieved 9 February 2009.

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