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Eildon, Victoria

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Population  733 (2011 census)
LGA(s)  Shire of Murrindindi
Elevation  232 m
Local time  Wednesday 3:32 AM
Postcode(s)  3713
State electorate(s)  Eildon
Postal code  3713
Federal division  Division of Indi
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Location  141 km (88 mi) NE of Melbourne 57 km (35 mi) SW of Mansfield 26 km (16 mi) E of Alexandra
Weather  14°C, Wind E at 8 km/h, 78% Humidity
Points of interest  Mount Torbreck, Snobs Creek Estate Wi, Eildon War Memorial, Snobs Creek Falls

Eildon is a town in Victoria, Australia. It is located near Lake Eildon, on the Goulburn Valley Highway, in the Shire of Murrindindi local government area. At the 2011 Census, Eildon had a population of 733.

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Map of Eildon VIC 3713, Australia

History

A Post Office named Eildon opened on 14 November 1890 and closed in 1893. Later a Post Office named Eildon Weir opened on 23 August 1915 and was renamed Eildon in about 1950.

The township was relocated to its present position when the new dam was built in the 1950s.

Recreation

The lake that shares its name with the town is a renowned playground for water sports and camping.

Together with its neighbouring township Thornton, Eildon has an Australian Rules football team (Thornton-Eildon) competing in the Yarra Valley Mountain District Football League.

Golfers play at the course of the Eildon Golf Club on Jamieson Road.

References

Eildon, Victoria Wikipedia


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