Whittlesea, Victoria

Whittlesea, Victoria

Infobox Australian Place | type = town
name = Whittlesea
state = vic

caption = Church St, Whittlesea
lga = City of Whittlesea
postcode = 3757
pop = 4563 (2006) Census 2006 AUS | id = SSC26991 | name = Whittlesea (State Suburb) | accessdate = 2007-09-25 | quick = on]
est =
elevation= 178
stategov = Yan Yean
fedgov = McEwen
dist1 = 40
dir1 = N
location1= Melbourne
dist2 = 22
dir2 = N
location2= Epping
dist3 = 20
dir3 = SE
location3= Wallan
near-nw = Upper Plenty
near-n = Clonbinane
near-ne = Flowerdale
near-w = Eden Park
near-e = Kinglake
near-sw = Beveridge
near-s = Doreen
near-se = Arthurs Creek

Whittlesea is a town situated to the north of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. Its Local Government Area is the City of Whittlesea. At the 2006 census, Whittlesea had a population of 4563.


The Post Office opened on 1 September 1853 as Plenty and was renamed Whittlesea in 1864. Citation
last = Premier Postal History | title = Post Office List | url = https://www.premierpostal.com/cgi-bin/wsProd.sh/Viewpocdwrapper.p?SortBy=VIC&country= | accessdate = 2008-04-11


Although located only a few kilometers from the outer fringes of metropolitan Melbourne, Whittlesea lies outside the urban growth boundaries of the Melbourne 2030 metropolitan development plan. It is therefore expected to maintain its status as a separate town until 2030 and beyond. City of Whittlesea planning policy for Whittlesea township envisages minimal growth over the next decade, so that the township will retain its rural character.Fact|date=July 2007

The town has a local volunteer fire brigade (CFA) as well as limited hours Police station. During the 2006 state election the town was promised funding for an ambulance station [ [http://alpvictoria.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=344&Itemid=220] Accessed from the Victorian labor party website 18th May 2007]

Local attractions include the Funfields Fun Park toboggan park, Torourrong Reservoir, Yan Yean Reservoir, Bear's Castle and the old Court House (Now a tourist information center) [http://www.whittlesea.vic.gov.au/files/1812_DEV%20BULL%2006.indd.pdf] .

Whittlesea Fire Brigade

Whittlesea Fire Brigade is the local branch of the Country Fire Authority or CFA, and serves the township as well as surrounding communities. On the 16th of October 2008 the brigade will celebrate 60 years since the formation of the Whittlesea Urban Fire Brigade. Earlier this year the brigade celebrated winning the C aggregate and the Victorian State Urban Championships held on the long weekend in March. [Victorian Urban Fire Brigades Association Championship results http://www.vfbv.com.au/vufba/ch_results.php] This was the brigades first win at state in the 60 year history of competing.Fact|date=July 2008


External links

* [http://www.whittlesea.vic.gov.au/ City of Whittlesea Web Site]
* [http://www.whittlesea.com.au/ Whittlesea Information Web Site]
* [http://www.whittlesea.vic.gov.au/files/1812_DEV%20BULL%2006.indd.pdf City of Whittlesea Development Bulletin, 2006]
* [http://web.archive.org/web/20050724055831/http://www.arts.monash.edu.au/ncas/multimedia/gazetteer/list/whittlesea.html History of Whittlesea]

Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Whittlesea Football Club — is a local Australian rules football club in Whittlesea, Victoria, on the outer suburbs of Melbourne playing in the Northern Football League.1904 70s Whittlesea wore navy guernseys with gold band and trim. Now it wears dark blue with an eagle and …   Wikipedia

  • Whittlesea — may mean: * Whittlesea, Victoria, a suburb of Melbourne in Australia * City of Whittlesea, the local government area that contains it * Whittlesey in Cambridgeshire, England used to be known as Whittlesea * Whittlesea railway station serves… …   Wikipedia

  • Whittlesea — ist der Name folgender Orte: früherer Name von Whittlesey (Cambridgeshire), England Whittlesea (Victoria) in Australien Whittlesea City, das zugehörige Local Government Area Whittlesea (Südafrika), ehemaliges Bulhoek in Südafrika …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Whittlesea Secondary College — is located in the township of Whittlesea, Victoria, Australia. It is set on the grounds of the former Whittlesea Technical High School, a link maintained today in the school s array of subjects including science, automotive repair, woodworking,… …   Wikipedia

  • Whittlesea railway station, Melbourne — MelbourneClosedRailwayStation NAME= Whittlesea LINE=Whittlesea DISTANCE= Xkm PLATFORMS= 1 TRACKS= ? STATUS=Closed OPENED=1889 CLOSED=1950 s |Whittlesea was the original terminus station on the Melbourne Whittlesea line, which opened in 1889.… …   Wikipedia

  • Whittlesea City — City of Whittlesea Lage von Whittlesea City in Melbourne Gliederung …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Whittlesea Zebras — Football club infobox clubname = Whittlesea Zebras fullname = Whittlesea Zebras Football Club nickname = Zebras founded = 2007 ground = Epping Stadium, Epping, Victoria Australia capacity = 12,000 chairman = Sam Cuteri coach = Ivan Jolić manager …   Wikipedia

  • Whittlesea — /ˈwɪtlsi/ (say witlsee) noun a town in southern central Victoria, north east of Craigieburn …   Australian English dictionary

  • City of Whittlesea — Victoria Map of Melbourne showing City of Whittlesea Population: 155,113(2010) …   Wikipedia

  • Arthurs Creek, Victoria — Infobox Australian Place | type = town name = Arthurs Creek state = vic caption = lga = Shire of Nillumbik postcode = 3099 est = pop = elevation= maxtemp = mintemp = rainfall = stategov = Yan Yean fedgov = McEwen dist1 = 47 dir1 = N location1=… …   Wikipedia

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.