Neerim South

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Neerim South
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Neerim South
Coordinates 38°01′0″S145°58′0″E / 38.01667°S 145.96667°E / -38.01667; 145.96667 Coordinates: 38°01′0″S145°58′0″E / 38.01667°S 145.96667°E / -38.01667; 145.96667
Postcode(s) 3831
LGA(s) Shire of Baw Baw
State electorate(s) Narracan
Federal division(s) Monash

Neerim South is a town in West Gippsland, Victoria, Australia, located in the Shire of Baw Baw, 109 kilometres (68 mi) east of Melbourne and 19 kilometres (12 mi) north of Warragul. At the 2016 census, Neerim South had a population of 1,305. [1]

The Post Office opened on 1 February 1883. [2]

The town was connected to the Victorian Railways network with the opening of a branch line from the main Gippsland line at Warragul on 18 March 1892, [3] later connecting to Noojee in 1919. The line closed in 1958. [4]

The Neerim South Court of Petty Sessions closed in 1968. [5]

Elementary education is provided by Neerim South Primary School Secondary education is provided at Neerim District Secondary College

The town's main industry is service to the local farming community. It contains art galleries, a working Alpaca farm with an Alpaca product shop, cafés, restaurants, a pub and bed and breakfasts. Until 2008, the bakery still cooked bread in the wood-fired oven built in 1880. The area has numerous wineries, and is known for its blue cheese.

The town in conjunction with neighbouring township Neerim has an Australian Rules football and netball team (Neerim Neerim South Cats) competing in the Ellinbank & District Football League.

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  1. 1 2 Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Neerim South (State Suburb)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 5 August 2007. OOjs UI icon edit-ltr-progressive.svg
  2. Phoenix Auctions History, Post Office List , retrieved 22 February 2021
  3. Fiddian, Marc (1997), Trains, Tracks, Travellers: a history of the Victorian Railways, South Eastern Independent Newspapers, p. 163, ISBN   1-875475-12-5
  4. Fiddian (1997), p. 171.
  5. "Special Report No. 4 - Court Closures in Victoria" (PDF). Auditor-General of Victoria. 1986. p. 12. Retrieved 12 April 2020.

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