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Birregurra

Birregurra is a town on Gulidjan Country in Victoria, Australia approximately 130 kilometres (81 mi) south-west of Melbourne.

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  • Area:132.347 km2
  • Elevation:112 m
  • Population:828
  • Local Government Area:Colac Otway Shire Council

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Birregurra is a town on Gulidjan Country in Victoria, Australia approximately 130 kilometres (81 mi) south-west of Melbourne. The town is divided between the Shire of Colac Otway and the Surf Coast Shire. At the 2016 census, Birregurra had a population of 828.Birregurra is an Aboriginal word thought to mean ‘kangaroo camp'.In 1839, the Wesleyan missionaries and colonial government established the Buntingdale Mission Station in the area - Victoria's first Aboriginal mission.A Post Office opened in the area on 1 October 1858 and was renamed Mount Gellibrand in 1894, a few days before another office nearby was opened as Birregurra.The railway through the town was opened in 1877, as part of the line to the south west of the state. A branch line to Forrest left the main line here, opened in 1891 and closed in 1957. The local railway station is served by V/Line passenger services on the Warrnambool line. The town has an Australian Rules football team competing in the Colac & District Football League.Golfers play at the Birregurra Golf Club on Hopkins Street.Birregurra is home to the restaurant Brae, which was number 44 in The World's 50 Best Restaurants, 2017.The town has a Primary School which has approximately 85 students and is located on Beal Street. # History # Weather # Things to do

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