Waratah Bay, Victoria

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This article is about the town. For the bay, see Waratah Bay.
Waratah Bay
Waratah Bay town centre
Waratah Bay is located in South Gippsland Shire
Waratah Bay
Waratah Bay
Coordinates 38°48′40″S 146°02′19″E / 38.81111°S 146.03861°E / -38.81111; 146.03861Coordinates: 38°48′40″S 146°02′19″E / 38.81111°S 146.03861°E / -38.81111; 146.03861
Population 150 (?)[1]
Postcode(s) 3959
LGA(s) South Gippsland Shire
State electorate(s) Gippsland South
Federal Division(s) McMillan

Waratah Bay is a town in the South Gippsland region of Victoria, Australia, on the shore of Waratah Bay.

The town is named after the bay which was named after a ship the Waratah which anchored here for repairs when damaged.[2]

Waratah Bay hosts the Queens Birthday Weekend fishing competition which is currently organised by a bunch of rad dudes from Dromana. You will find the beach full on the Sunday of the weekend.

A Post Office named Waratah Bay opened on 10 August 1885, but was at nearby Walkerville and was renamed as such in 1892.[3]


  1. ^ "Waratah Bay maps & facts - Travel Victoria: accommodation & visitor guide". Retrieved 2012-12-05. 
  2. ^ Sydney Morning Herald (2004-02-08), Walkerville, The Sydney Morning Herald, retrieved 2008-09-11 
  3. ^ Premier Postal History, Post Office List, retrieved 2008-04-11