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Burrumbeet

Burrumbeet is a town in western Victoria, Australia.

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  • Area:86.14 km2
  • Elevation:405 m
  • Population:232
  • Local Government Area:City of Ballarat

Description

Burrumbeet is a town in western Victoria, Australia. The town is located on the Western Highway, 136 kilometres (85 mi) west of the state capital, Melbourne and 24 kilometres (15 mi) west of the regional centre, Ballarat. At the 2016 census, Burrumbeet and the surrounding area had a population of 232.Lake Burrumbeet, a large but shallow eutrophic lake, is located nearby. # History Burrumbeet Post Office opened on 1 September 1857 and closed in 1978. In August 1874, Burrumbeet railway station was opened, along with the line from Ballarat to Ararat. The station was closed to passengers in 1972, and was completely closed in December 1987. # Weather # Things to do Burrumbeet has a Thoroughbred horse racing club, the Burrumbeet Park & Windermere Racing Club, which holds one race meeting a year, the Burrumbeet Cup meeting on New Year's Day.

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