Wickliffe, Victoria

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Wickliffe is located in Rural City of Ararat
Coordinates 37°41′S 142°43′E / 37.683°S 142.717°E / -37.683; 142.717Coordinates: 37°41′S 142°43′E / 37.683°S 142.717°E / -37.683; 142.717
Population 299 (2006 census)[1]
Postcode(s) 3379
LGA(s) Rural City of Ararat
State electorate(s) Lowan
Federal Division(s) Wannon

Wickliffe is a small town in the Rural City of Ararat local government area in western Victoria, Australia. At the 2006 census, Wickliffe and surrounding area had a population of 299.[1]


Wickliffe Post Office opened around January 1854 and closed in 1988.[2]

In 1880 7 km from town Robert Francis Burns used an axe and severed Michael Quinlivan's head. He was later hanged in HM Prison Ararat in 1883.


The football team combined with nearby town Lake Bolac is known as the Magpies and plays in the Mininera & District Football League.[3]


  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "Wickliffe (State Suburb)". 2006 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 2007-10-01. 
  2. ^ Premier Postal History, Post Office List, retrieved 2008-04-11 
  3. ^ Full Points Footy, Mininera and District Football League, archived from the original on March 9, 2009, retrieved 2009-04-15