Woodstock, Victoria

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Woodstock Merriang Rd.jpg
Merriang Road area of Woodstock, from the north-west
Woodstock is located in Melbourne
Location in metropolitan Melbourne
Coordinates37°32′38″S 145°03′22″E / 37.544°S 145.056°E / -37.544; 145.056Coordinates: 37°32′38″S 145°03′22″E / 37.544°S 145.056°E / -37.544; 145.056
Population150 (2016)[1]
LGA(s)City of Whittlesea
State electorate(s)Yan Yean
Federal Division(s)McEwen
Localities around Woodstock:
Beveridge Eden Park Whittlesea
Donnybrook Woodstock Yan Yean
Wollert Mernda Mernda

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 2016 census, Woodstock had a population of 150.

Australian contemporary poet Robbie Coburn hails from Woodstock. Former Western Australian premier Philip Collier was born and raised in 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.[2] In September 1876 a small timber Catholic church, known as the church of St. Patrick, was erected for local worshippers.[3]

Deputations were made to the Victorian government during the 1890s to bring a railway line through the area. 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.[4]

Books on Woodstock[edit]

Jones, Michael Nature's Plenty: a history of the City of Whittlesea, Sydney, N.S.W. Allen & Unwin, 1992 ISBN 1863730761


  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Woodstock (State Suburb)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 3 July 2017. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ Phoenix Auctions History, Post Office List, retrieved 13 April 2021
  3. ^ DIOCESE OF SANDHURST. (16 September 1876). Advocate (Melbourne, Vic. : 1868 - 1954), p. 7. Retrieved 16 January 2017, from http://nla.go v.au/nla.news-article170433287
  4. ^ "COMMENTS FROM THE COUNTRY". The Age. Victoria, Australia. 28 June 1890. p. 10. Retrieved 26 May 2020 – via Trove.

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