Sebastian, Victoria

Sebastian is located in City of Bendigo
Coordinates36°35′40″S 144°11′8″E / 36.59444°S 144.18556°E / -36.59444; 144.18556Coordinates: 36°35′40″S 144°11′8″E / 36.59444°S 144.18556°E / -36.59444; 144.18556
Population251 (2021 census)[1]
LGA(s)City of Greater Bendigo
State electorate(s)Bendigo East
Federal division(s)

Sebastian is a town in northern Victoria, Australia. The town is located 22 km north of Bendigo and is in the City of Greater Bendigo.

It was named after Sebastian Schmidt, who discovered gold there in May 1863.[2]

The railway line through Sebastian was opened in 1882 and eventually made it to Swan Hill.


As of the 2021 Australian census, 251 people resided in Sebastian,[1] up from 217 in the 2016 census.[3] The median age of persons in Sebastian was 40 years. There were more males than females, with 51.4% of the population male and 48.6% female. The average household size was 2.7 people per household.[1]


  1. ^ a b c Australian Bureau of Statistics (28 June 2022). "Sebastian (State Suburb)". 2021 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 1 February 2023.
  2. ^ In May 1863, Sebastian Schmidt discovered gold in an area that came to be named Sebastian (on the rim of the Whipstick), causing a large influx of prospectors from Bendigo.
  3. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Sebastian (State Suburb)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 5 November 2021.

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