Kinglake is a town in Victoria, Australia, 56 km (35 mi) north-east of Melbourne's Central Business District.
- Area:115.145 km2
- Elevation:546 m
- Local Government Area:Murrindindi Shire Council
Kinglake is a town in Victoria, Australia, 56 km (35 mi) north-east of Melbourne's Central Business District. Its local government areas are the Shires of Murrindindi and Nillumbik. At the 2016 Census, Kinglake had a population of 1,536.
The town was one of the worst affected during the Black Saturday bushfires in 2009.
Gold was discovered in 1861 on Mount Slide to the east of the locality at an area which became known as Mountain Rush. A Mountain Rush Post Office opened on 7 May 1862, but closed in January 1863 as the miners moved to other locations.Kinglake township was established much later and was named after British historian Alexander William Kinglake, whose eight-volume history of the Crimean War had recently been completed.Kinglake Post Office opened on 14 May 1883. There was also an office at Kinglake East open from 1914 until 1950.
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