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Balmoral

Balmoral is a township in the Shire of Southern Grampians in the Western District of Victoria, Australia.

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  • Area:242.641 km2
  • Elevation:185 m
  • Population:294
  • Local Government Area:Southern Grampians Shire Council

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Balmoral is a township in the Shire of Southern Grampians in the Western District ofVictoria, Australia. At the 2016 census, Balmoral and the surrounding area had a population of 294.The township was settled in the early 1850s, the Post Office opening on 31 October 1855.A railway line, built in a number of sections, once connected Horsham and Hamilton, running via Cavendish, Balmoral and East Natimuk. 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.The town in conjunction with neighbouring township Harrow has an Australian Rules football and netball club competing in the Horsham & District Football League.Golfers play at the Balmoral Golf Club on Rocklands Road.The Douglas Mine owned by Iluka Resources, which operated from 2006 to 2012 is located nearby. # History # Weather # Things to do

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