Tarwin Lower is a small town located 175 kilometres (109 mi) south-east of Melbourne, Australia.
- Area:206.015 km2
- Elevation:10 m
- Local Government Area:South Gippsland Shire Council
Tarwin Lower is a small town located 175 kilometres (109 mi) south-east of Melbourne, Australia.It rests on the south bank of the Tarwin River and at the 2006 census, had a population of 115.
The original settlement is believed to have started at an area called Tarwin Meadows. The area south of Tarwin Lower is still called by this name. Tarwin Lower is on the banks of the Tarwin River.The first major land-holder in the area was George Black. Black leased land from the Bass River through to Cape Liptrap. Black bought the Tarwin Meadows Run in 1851.Several drowning fatalities have occurred over the years, primarily because of the tidal nature of the river. One of the most well-known is that of a young man who drowned in the river many years ago. His gravestone is situated on River Drive just before the roundabout.
Until 1990, camping along the banks of the river was a summer pastime for many families from around the state. This was discouraged because of the risk of flooding, and the lack of supervision of swimmers in a tidal river.
The Post Office opened on 1 February 1881.
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