Country Towns | Victoria

Victorian country towns..

Asked recently, where do Melbourne suburbs finish and country towns begin? Good question.. we went with a 25klm radius. Anything within 25k is a suburb.


View Event: Baddaginnie 3670
Baddaginnie 3670
Baddaginnie, a rural locality with a small village, is on the Melbourne-Albury railway line and the old Hume Highway. It is 12 km. south-west of Benalla, situated in mainly flat un .. | Read more..

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View Event: Badger Creek 3777
Badger Creek 3777
Badger Creek, a rural and urban settlement, is 53 km. north-east of Melbourne and 6 km. south of Healesville. It adjoins the Healesville Sanctuary and the former Coranderrk Aborigi .. | Read more..

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View Event: Bairnsdale 3875
Bairnsdale 3875
Bairnsdale is a large provincial town situated on the Mitchell River in Gippsland, 285 kilometres east of Melbourne. The Bairnsdale run, on the west bank of the river, was occupied .. | Read more..

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View Event: Balmattum 3666
Balmattum 3666
Balmattum is a pastoral district north-east of Melbourne between Euroa and Violet Town. It was named after Balmattum Hill, a small range immediately south-west of Euroa. If the .. | Read more..

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View Event: Bandiana 3691
Bandiana 3691
Bandiana, consisting mainly of a military establishment, is immediately south-east of Wodonga in north-eastern Victoria. Early authorities state that the name arose from an Abor .. | Read more..

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View Event: Barmah 3639
Barmah 3639
Barmah is a rural village and district on the Murray River in northern Victoria, 23 km. north-east of Echuca and 23 km. west of Nathalia. The journey from Nathalia is more direct t .. | Read more..

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View Event: Barnawartha 3688
Barnawartha 3688
Barnawartha is a rural township on the Melbourne to Sydney road (Hume Highway) where it is crossed by the Indigo Creek. It is 20 km. west of Wodonga in north-eastern Victoria. I .. | Read more..

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View Event: Bellarine 3221
Bellarine 3221
Bellarine is a rural locality on the northern side of the Bellarine Peninsula, between Clifton Springs and Portarlington. During the nineteenth century Bellarine was more extens .. | Read more..

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View Event: Bena 3946
Bena 3946
Bena is situated near Korumburra in the South Gippsland hills, 105 kilometres from Melbourne. Land had been selected in the area in the 1870s and settlers had begun clearing the fo .. | Read more..

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View Event: Benalla 3671
Benalla 3671
Benalla is a regional city on the Melbourne to Sydney Highway, 180 km. north-north-east of Melbourne. Since the completion of the Hume Freeway, Benalla can be bypassed by motorists .. | Read more..

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View Event: Benambra 3900
Benambra 3900
Benambra, on the plains about 24 kilometres north of Omeo in East Gippsland, is predominantly a grazing district. The land was first taken up in the mid 1830s by squatters from the .. | Read more..

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View Event: Bendoc 3888
Bendoc 3888
Bendoc is 110 kilometres northwest of Orbost, on the edge of the Monaro tablelands close to the New South Wales border. The town was first known as Wagra Bendoc, an Aboriginal word .. | Read more..

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View Event: Boho 3669
Boho 3669
The Boho district is in a farming and forest area south of Violet Town and about 130 km. north-north-east of Melbourne. Boho is on the north side of a State Forest range and is .. | Read more..

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View Event: Boisdale 3860
Boisdale 3860
Boisdale is situated on the Avon River ten kilometres north of Maffra and about 212 kilometres east of Melbourne. The Boisdale run, taken up for Lachlan Macalister in 1842, stretch .. | Read more..

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View Event: Bonegilla 3691
Bonegilla 3691
Bonegilla is a rural locality on the western shore of Lake Hume in north-eastern Victoria. The nearest large township is Wodonga, twelve kilometres to the west. Much of the Parish .. | Read more..

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View Event: Bonnie Doon 3720
Bonnie Doon 3720
Bonnie Doon is a rural township on Brankeet Inlet at the north end of Lake Eildon. It is about 115 km. north-east of Melbourne. Originally called Doon, the township was on the .. | Read more..

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View Event: Boolarra 3870
Boolarra 3870
Boolarra lies in the foothills of the Strzelecki Ranges, twenty kilometres south of Morwell in the Latrobe Valley. The area was first visited by Europeans in 1840 when the explorer .. | Read more..

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View Event: Boorhamen 3678
Boorhamen 3678
Boorhamen is a rural village near the Ovens river, 15 km. north of Wangaratta in north-eastern Victoria. The Boorhamen pastoral station was recorded in 1865 as a subdivision of .. | Read more..

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View Event: Briagalong 3860
Briagalong 3860
The township of Briagolong is 14 kilometres north of Stratford in Gippsland and about 270 kilometres east of Melbourne. It is situated on flat open red gum plain, close to Freeston .. | Read more..

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View Event: Bright 3741
Bright 3741
The attractive holiday township of Bright is situated on the scenic Great Alpine Road between Porepunkah and Harrietville in the beautiful Ovens Valley. Bright is a popular tour .. | Read more..

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View Event: Bruthen 3885
Bruthen 3885
Bruthen is situated on the Tambo River, 24 kilometres north-east of Bairnsdale and 300 kilometres east of Melbourne. Bruthen, or Brewathan as the area was first called, is thought .. | Read more..

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View Event: Buchan 3885
Buchan 3885
Buchan is located twenty-six kilometres north of Nowa Nowa on the Princes Highway and 330 kilometres east of Melbourne. The township lies in the valley of the Buchan River hedged b .. | Read more..

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View Event: Bullumwaal 3875
Bullumwaal 3875
Bullumwaal, sometimes spelt Bulumwaal, is located along Boggy Creek, twenty nine kilometres north of Bairnsdale in East Gippsland. Gold was found in Boggy Creek in 1857. There were .. | Read more..

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View Event: Buln Buln Shire 3821
Buln Buln Shire 3821
Buln Buln Shire was proclaimed in 1878. Its original size was considerably reduced by the creation of Warragul Shire in 1881 in the east and the creation of Korumburra Shire in 189 .. | Read more..

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View Event: Bundalong 3730
Bundalong 3730
Bundalong is a rural locality on the Murray River in north-eastern Victoria, 15 km. east of Yarrawonga. It overlooks the river where it is joined by the Ovens River and widens to t .. | Read more..

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View Event: Bunyip 3815
Bunyip 3815
Bunyip is located on the Gippsland railway line, 77 kilometres east of Melbourne. The rich farmland of the former Kooweerup Swamp stretches to the south. The name Bunyip, or Buneep .. | Read more..

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View Event: Burramine 3730
Burramine 3730
Burramine, 14 km. east of Yarrawonga in north-eastern Victoria, is on the site of one of the State's oldest pastoral homesteads. In 1842 Elizabeth Hume, the widowed sister-in-law o .. | Read more..

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View Event: Cann River 3890
Cann River 3890
The township of Cann River is situated at the junction of the Princes Highway and Cann Valley Highway, 455 kilometres east of Melbourne. The town is named after the Cann River whic .. | Read more..

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View Event: Cape Paterson 3995
Cape Paterson 3995
The seaside resort of Cape Paterson is 131 kilometres south-east of Melbourne. The cape was named by Lieut. James Grant while exploring the coast in 1801, honouring Lieut. Col. Wil .. | Read more..

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View Event: Cassilis 3898
Cassilis 3898
Cassilis is a former mining settlement, 114 kilometres north of Bairnsdale in East Gippsland. It lies in the narrow valley of Gray's Creek, a tributary of Swift's Creek, itself a t .. | Read more..

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View Event: Castlemaine 3450
Castlemaine 3450
The Castlemaine locality was originally named Forest Creek where a rich alluvial goldfield was discovered in 1851. In the following year a town was surveyed and named Castlemaine a .. | Read more..

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View Event: Cheshunt 3678
Cheshunt 3678
Cheshunt is a rural village and district upstream along the King River in north-east Victoria. Its is 50 km. south of Wangaratta and the district extends along several tributaries .. | Read more..

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View Event: Chiltern 3683
Chiltern 3683
Chiltern is a township on the Hume Highway in north-eastern Victoria, 35 km. from Wangaratta and midway between there and Wodonga. It is situated on the Black Dog Creek, and beg .. | Read more..

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View Event: Churchill 3842
Churchill 3842
In 1970 a new town had been established by the Housing Commission in the Parish of Hazelwood, to supply accomodation for State Electricity Commission workers and their families. Th .. | Read more..

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View Event: Cowes 3922
Cowes 3922
The seaside resort of Cowes is the main settlement on Phillip Island. Phillip Island is situated at the entrance to Westernport Bay, south-east of Melbourne. The town is located .. | Read more..

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View Event: Delatite 3723
Delatite 3723
Delatite shire is north-east of Melbourne, its nearest point to Melbourne being the Eildon Weir. Its southern end is near Mount Matlock, and contains the rugged headwaters of the G .. | Read more..

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View Event: Devenish 3726
Devenish 3726
Devenish, a rural locality with a small township, is 27 km. north-north-west of Benalla on the route to Yarrawonga. The area was formerly known as Major Plains and St. James (both .. | Read more..

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View Event: Dookie 3646
Dookie 3646
Dookie is a rural township and district 27 km. east-north-east of Shepparton in northern Victoria. The area east of Shepparton is mostly flat, irrigated farm land, but Dookie is se .. | Read more..

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View Event: Drouin 3818
Drouin 3818
Drouin is 92 kilometres south-east of Melbourne, on the rail and road routes from Melbourne to Gippsland. The town is supposedly named after a Frenchman who invented a chlorination .. | Read more..

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View Event: Edi & Edi Upper 3678
Edi & Edi Upper 3678
Edi is on the king River, 35 km. south of Wangaratta in north-east Victoria. Edi Upper, 8 km. south-east of Edi, is on Black Range Creek which is a tributary of the King River. .. | Read more..

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View Event: Eildon 3713
Eildon 3713
The name Eildon is but known for its association with Victoria's largest water storage about 105 km. north-east of Melbourne. It is also the name of a town established after the en .. | Read more..

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View Event: Eldorado 3746
Eldorado 3746
Eldorado is a picturesque township with a mixture of agriculture and extensive former mining works. It is on the Reedy Creek (also known as Reid's Creek, Eldorado Creek and Woolshe .. | Read more..

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View Event: Euroa 3666
Euroa 3666
Euroa is a substantial township and rural district on the route between Melbourne and Albury. It is 130 km. north-north-east of Melbourne. Euroa is situated on Seven Creeks, a t .. | Read more..

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View Event: Everton 3678
Everton 3678
Everton, a rural township in north-east Victoria, is 22 km. east-south-east of Wangaratta and about midway between there and Beechworth. It is on the Ovens Highway, in flat to undu .. | Read more..

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View Event: Fernshaw 3778
Fernshaw 3778
Fernshaw was a rural township 63 km. north-east of Melbourne and 10 km. north-east of Healesville. Situated on the Watts river, near where a log had fallen making a convenient .. | Read more..

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View Event: Fyansford 3221
Fyansford 3221
Fyansford, near the junction of the Moorabool and Barwon Rivers, is 5 km. west of Geelong. It is one of the earliest places of settlement in the Geelong region. It was named aft .. | Read more..

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View Event: Gaffneys Creek 3723
Gaffneys Creek 3723
Gaffneys Creek is a mining locality 47 km. south of Mansfield on the road to Woods Point. The distance by road is much further. Gaffneys Creek is situated in mountainous country, a .. | Read more..

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View Event: Geelong East 3219
Geelong East 3219
Geelong East is a residential area with large public open spaces, adjoining the Geelong central city area. Its northern edge is the Corio Bay foreshore, and it extends southwards t .. | Read more..

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View Event: Geelong North 3215
Geelong North 3215
Geelong North is a residential and industrial suburb on the west side of Corio Bay. It is separated from Geelong by Geelong West. Its northern boundary, Cowies Creek, separates it .. | Read more..

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View Event: Geelong South 3220
Geelong South 3220
Geelong South is a residential area between the Geelong central city area and the Barwon River. Page moved to Geelong South .. | Read more..

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View Event: Geelong West 3218
Geelong West 3218
Geelong West is a residential suburb immediately adjoining Geelong on Corio Bay, which is on the western side of Port Phillip Bay. Between 29 May, 1875, and 18 May, 1993, Geelong W .. | Read more..

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View Event: Glenrowan 3675
Glenrowan 3675
Glenrowan is a rural locality and township on the route between Melbourne and Albury. It is 184 km. north-east of Melbourne and 14 km. before Wangaratta. Motorists on the old Hu .. | Read more..

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View Event: Gobur 3719
Gobur 3719
Gobur, a farming locality and former township, is 97 km. north-east of Melbourne and 26 km. north of Alexandra. The name comes from Gobur Creek and the Gobur pastoral run (c.1845) .. | Read more..

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View Event: Goorambat 3725
Goorambat 3725
Goorambat is a rural township 17 km. north of Benalla, on the route between Benalla and Yarrawonga. It is set in mainly flat country with little tree cover, two kilometres east of .. | Read more..

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View Event: Greta 3675
Greta 3675
Greta is a rural district in north-east Victoria had four village centres, all containing the name Greta at some time. The original Greta township on Fifteen Mile Creek is now Gret .. | Read more..

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View Event: Gruyere 3770
Gruyere 3770
Gruyere is a rural area 43 km. east of Melbourne, extending eastwards from Coldstream to the Yarra River. The name was adopted at the suggestion of local Swiss vigneron, Paul de Ca .. | Read more..

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View Event: Hamilton 3300
Hamilton 3300
Hamilton is a major centre located in the south-west of Victoria, south of Horsham and north of the coastal towns of Portland and Port Fairy. Hamilton features attractive tree-l .. | Read more..

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View Event: Healesville 3777
Healesville 3777
Healesville is a township 52 km. east-north-east of Melbourne, just south of the Watts River which is a tributary of the Yarra River. Upstream from where Healesville is situated go .. | Read more..

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View Event: Indigo 3688
Indigo 3688
Indigo is a shire in north-eastern Victoria formed on 18 November, 1994, by the union of Rutherglen shire and most of Beechworth, Chiltern and Yackandandah shires. Its administrati .. | Read more..

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View Event: Jamieson 3723
Jamieson 3723
Jamieson, a rural township and agricultural district is at the junction of the Goulburn and Jamieson Rivers, in country with river flats. It is 30 km. from Mansfield and 120 km. no .. | Read more..

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View Event: Jan Juc 3228
Jan Juc 3228
Jan Juc is a coastal township on Bass Strait, immediately west of Torquay and 21 km. south of Geelong. It is on the Jan Juc Creek, which enters Bass Strait one kilometre west of Sp .. | Read more..

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View Event: Katamatite 3649
Katamatite 3649
Katamatite, a rural township in northern Victoria, is in the Murray Valley irrigation area and is 42 km. north-east of Shepparton. The name is thought to be derived from an Aborigi .. | Read more..

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View Event: Katandra West 3634
Katandra West 3634
Katandra West is a rural township in northern Victoria between Shepparton and Tungamah. It is situated in flat farmland which is irrigated by the East Goulburn Main Channel. Kat .. | Read more..

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View Event: Katunga 3640
Katunga 3640
Katunga is a rural village in the Murray Valley irrigation area in northern Victoria. It is 10 km. north of Numurkah. Katunga was originally the name of a district parish, and w .. | Read more..

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View Event: Kialla & Kialla West 3631
Kialla & Kialla West 3631
The Kialla district is in the Goulburn Valley irrigation area, 10 km. south of Shepparton in northern Victoria. It is thought that the name was derived from that of an Aboriginal s .. | Read more..

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View Event: Kurunjang 3337
Kurunjang 3337
Kurunjang is a residential area 35 km. west-north-west of Melbourne, immediately north of Melton. Small areas of housing were laid out in the early 1980s. The Mowbray Non-denomi .. | Read more..

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View Event: Kyabram 3619
Kyabram 3619
Kyabram is a provincial township in northern Victoria, situated in the west Goulburn Valley irrigation area. It is 35 km. west of Shepparton. During the 1870s when pastoral runs .. | Read more..

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View Event: Lara 3212
Lara 3212
Lara and Lara Lake comprise a residential town set in rural surrounds between Melbourne and Geelong, north of Geelong across Corio Bay. The are situated on Hovells Creek, which dra .. | Read more..

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View Event: Lemnos 3631
Lemnos 3631
Lemnos, is a rural locality and small town in northern Victoria, 8 km. north-east of Shepparton. It is in the irrigated orchard/dairying country of the Goulburn Valley. Lemnos w .. | Read more..

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View Event: Leopold 3224
Leopold 3224
Leopold, a residential and rural district on the Bellarine Peninsula, is 10 km. east-south-east of Geelong. Originally name Kensington, it was renamed Leopold in 1892 after Queen V .. | Read more..

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