Newtown, Victoria (Golden Plains Shire)

Nimmons Bridge
Newtown is located in Golden Plains Shire
Coordinates37°42′0″S 143°39′0″E / 37.70000°S 143.65000°E / -37.70000; 143.65000
Population189 (2021 census)[1]
LGA(s)Golden Plains Shire
State electorate(s)Eureka
Federal division(s)Corangamite
Localities around Newtown:
Scarsdale Scarsdale Scarsdale
Happy Valley Newtown Enfield
Piggoreet Piggoreet
Staffordshire Reef
Staffordshire Reef

Newtown is a locality situated on Pitfield Road (Lismore - Scarsdale Road) in Golden Plains Shire, 144 km north-west of Melbourne, in Victoria, Australia.

The Post Office opened on 12 November 1868 as Newtown-Scarsdale (to distinguish it from Newtown, now a suburb of Geelong). The office closed in 1957.[3]

The Ballarat-Skipton Rail Trail follows the former railway line from Ballarat to Skipton, crossing the Woady Yaloak River on the nearby Nimmons Trestle Bridge, which is one of the largest timber trestle bridges in Victoria.[4]

The former recreation reserve, Newtown Cricket and Mustering Reserve, is currently unused. The surrounding grassland is classified as a biodiversity reserve by the Ballarat Environment Network.[5]

Notable residents


  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (28 June 2022). "Newtown (Golden Plains - Vic.)". 2021 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 5 April 2024.
  2. ^ Newtown Postcode Australia Post
  3. ^ Phoenix Auctions History. "Post Office List". Retrieved 4 March 2021.
  4. ^ "Ballarat Skipton Rail Trail Notes" (PDF). Bicycle Victoria. Archived from the original (PDF) on 26 July 2008. Retrieved 10 June 2008.
  5. ^ "Newtown Cricket and Mustering Reserve - BIRD". Archived from the original on 22 July 2008. Retrieved 10 June 2008.
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