Merriang Road area of Woodstock, from the north-west
|Population||337 (2011 census)|
|LGA(s)||City of Whittlesea|
|State electorate(s)||Yan Yean|
Woodstock is a bounded semi-rural locality in Victoria, Australia located just north of Melbourne's outer suburbs. Its local government area is the City of Whittlesea. At the 2011 census, Woodstock had a population of 337.
Australian contemporary poet Robbie Coburn hails from Woodstock.
Woodstock Post Office opened on 9 January 1858 and closed in 1971. To the west Woodstock West Post office opened in 1877 and continued operating until 1959. In September 1876 a small timber Catholic church, known as the church of St. Patrick, was erected for local worshippers. In 1879 the original church was replaced with one constructed of local stone. A Presbyterian church soon followed and in the early 1900s a Wesleyan Methodist church was established.
Deputations were made to the Victorian government during the 1890s to bring a railway line through the area. Unfortunately it was decided that the Sydney-Melbourne rail corridor would run to the west, parallel with the Hume Highway, and so the closest railway station is at Donnybrook approximately 8 km away.
- Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Woodstock (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 2012-06-23.
- Premier Postal History, Post Office List, retrieved 2008-04-11
- DIOCESE OF SANDHURST. (1876, September 16). Advocate (Melbourne, Vic. : 1868 - 1954), p. 7. Retrieved January 16, 2017, from http://nla.go v.au/nla.news-article170433287