Dennington, Victoria


Powdered milk factory at Dennington
Coordinates 38°21′21″S 142°26′29″E / 38.35583°S 142.44139°E / -38.35583; 142.44139Coordinates: 38°21′21″S 142°26′29″E / 38.35583°S 142.44139°E / -38.35583; 142.44139
Population 1,557 (2011 census)[1]
Postcode(s) 3280
LGA(s) City of Warrnambool
State electorate(s) South West Coast
Federal Division(s) Wannon

Dennington is a town in the Western District of Victoria, Australia. The town is located in the City of Warrnambool local government area, 270 kilometres (170 mi) south west of the state capital, Melbourne and 5 kilometres (3.1 mi) north west of the regional centre of Warrnambool. At the 2011 census, Dennington had a population of 1,557.[1]

The town is home to a large bulk milk powder plant operated by New Zealand dairy co-operative, Fonterra.[2] When opened by Nestlé in 1911, it was the world's largest condensed milk plant.[3]


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  1. 1 2 Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Dennington (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 2010-01-28.
  2. Hopkins, Philip (8 June 2005). "Fonterra set to milk Australia". The Age. Retrieved 2010-01-28.
  3. "Historical timeline" (PDF). Société des Produits Nestlé SA. Archived from the original (PDF) on September 5, 2007. Retrieved 2008-06-26. 1911 Dennington Condensed Milk factory built (largest in the world during the war).

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