Balmoral, Victoria

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Balmoral
Victoria
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Balmoral post office
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Balmoral
Coordinates 37°15′S141°51′E / 37.250°S 141.850°E / -37.250; 141.850 Coordinates: 37°15′S141°51′E / 37.250°S 141.850°E / -37.250; 141.850
Population294 (2016 census) [1]
Postcode(s) 3407
Location
LGA(s) Shire of Southern Grampians
State electorate(s) Wannon
Federal division(s) Lowan

Balmoral is a township in the Shire of Southern Grampians in the Western District of Victoria, Australia. At the 2016 census, Balmoral and the surrounding area had a population of 294. [1]

The township was settled in the early 1850s, the Post Office opening on 31 October 1855. [2]

A railway line, built in a number of sections, once connected Horsham and Hamilton, running via Cavendish, Balmoral and East Natimuk. [3] The railway closed 1 July 1979 with the majority of the railway track being removed, though several rail bridges remain in place.

The Balmoral Magistrates' Court closed on 1 November 1981, not having been visited by a Magistrate since 1971. [4]

The town in conjunction with neighbouring township Harrow has an Australian Rules football and netball club competing in the Horsham & District Football League. [5]

Golfers play at the Balmoral Golf Club on Rocklands Road. [6]

The Douglas Mine owned by Iluka Resources, which operated from 2006 to 2012 is located nearby.

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References

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  2. Phoenix Auctions History, Post Office List , retrieved 10 February 2021
  3. The Horsham – Hamilton via Balmoral Railway, Turton, Keith W. Australian Railway Historical Society Bulletin July 1968 pp153-171
  4. "Special Report No. 4 – Court Closures in Victoria" (PDF). Auditor-General of Victoria. 1986. p. 78. Retrieved 12 April 2020.
  5. Horsham District Football Netball League
  6. Golf Select, Balmoral , retrieved 11 May 2009

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