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Birchip

Birchip is a town in the Mallee region of Victoria, Australia on the Sunraysia Highway north of Donald.

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  • Area:114.374 km2
  • Elevation:106 m
  • Population:702
  • Local Government Area:Buloke Shire Council

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Birchip is a town in the Mallee region of Victoria, Australia on the Sunraysia Highway north of Donald. The town is located in the Shire of Buloke local government area.At the 2016 census, Birchip had a population of 702, up from the 2011 figure of 662. It has a P-12 school, and an Australian rules football club called Birchip-Watchem, also known as the Birchip-Watchem Bulls, or just the "Bulls". # History A pastoral run was established in the region named Wirmburchepand when surveyed a parish was gazetted as Wirmbirchip. Closer settlement began in the area by then known as Wirrimbirchip around 1882 and a Post Office under that name opened on 2 July 1883 (Birchip from 1 January 1890). The town was surveyed as Birchip in 1887 though known by the inhabitants by the original name for quite some years later. Birchip Magistrates' Court closed on 1 January 1983, though the court had not sat in Birchip since 1973. # Weather # Things to do

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