Longwarry, Victoria


Longwarry, Victoria

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


caption =
lga = Shire of Baw Baw
postcode = 3816
pop = 1,187 (2006)
est =
maxtemp =
mintemp =
rainfall =
fedgov = Division of McMillan
dist1 = 83
location1= Melbourne
dist2 = 9
location2= Drouin
near-nw = Garfield North
near-n = Labertouche
near-ne = Robin Hood
near-w = Bunyip
near-e = Drouin
near-sw = Iona
near-s = Ripplebrook
near-se = Drouin South

Longwarry is town convert|83|km|mi|0 of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. It is bypassed by the Princes Freeway. Its Local Government Area is the Shire of Baw Baw.

History

The Post Office opened on 20 June 1881 some time after the railway arrived in 1979. It was renamed Longwarry South (later Ripplebrook) on 1 September 1882 the same day a new office named Longwarry opened near the railway station.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
]

Longwarry railway station provides rail services to Melbourne as well as Bairnsdale.

The town has an Australian Rules football team competing in the Ellinbank & District Football League.Citation | last = Full Points Footy | title = Longwarry | url = http://www.fullpointsfooty.net/Longwarry.htm | accessdate = 2008-07-25 ]

References


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