Mallee Highway at Underbool
|Population||217 (2006 census)|
|Elevation||91 m (299 ft)|
|LGA(s)||Rural City of Mildura|
Underbool is a town in the Mallee region of north-west Victoria, Australia. The town is in the Rural City of Mildura local government area and on the Mallee Highway—between Ouyen and the South Australian border – 476 kilometres (296 mi) north west of the state capital, Melbourne. At the 2006 census, Underbool had a population of 217. The town services the grain farmers and graziers in the area. For tourists it provides access to the Pink Lakes in Murray-Sunset National Park.
Underbool Primary School (No. 3819) opened on 5 November 1913, with a purpose-built school building opening in June 1919. A second weatherboard building was built in 1929, and the former Daalko school building moved there in 1967.
With its neighbouring township Walpeup Underbool had a football team (Walpeup-Underbool) in the Mallee Football League until the league folded in 2015. Golfers play at the course of the Underbool Golf Club on Monash Avenue.
Notable People from Underbool include Greg Brown, independent MP, James Kilpatrick, professional latin dancer, and Dallas Willsmore, AFL footballer player.
- Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "(L) (Urban Centre/Locality)". 2006 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 1 October 2007.
- Premier Postal History, Post Office List, archived from the original on 10 May 2008, retrieved 11 April 2008
- What Happened To All The Schools?. Local History Resource Centre. 1989. p. 72.
- Golf Select, Underbool, retrieved 11 May 2009
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