Gellibrand, Victoria

Coordinates 38°31′30″S 143°42′25″E / 38.52500°S 143.70694°E / -38.52500; 143.70694Coordinates: 38°31′30″S 143°42′25″E / 38.52500°S 143.70694°E / -38.52500; 143.70694
Population 383 (2011 census)[1]
Postcode(s) 3239[2]
LGA(s) Colac Otway Shire
State electorate(s) Polwarth
Federal Division(s) Corangamite
Localities around Gellibrand:
Irrewillipe East Barongarook West
Irrewillipe Gellibrand Barramunga
Beech Forest Beech Forest Carlisle River

Gellibrand is a town in south west Victoria, Australia. The town is located in the Otway Ranges midway between the Princes Highway and Great Ocean Road in the Colac Otway Shire, 176 kilometres (109 mi) south west of the state capital, Melbourne. At the 2011 census, Gellibrand had a population of 383.[1]

Gellibrand was named after Joseph Gellibrand, the first attorney-general of Van Diemen's Land (Tasmania) and an early European settler in Victoria.[3]

Gellibrand is positioned close to the Gellibrand River, with tourist attractions including fishing, access to the Old Beechy Rail Trail for cycling, walking, and horse-riding, and proximity to many of the Otway Ranges' walks and waterfalls.[4] The Great Victorian Bike Ride had an overnight stay in Gellibrand in 2004 when a record 8,100 riders took part.


  1. 1 2 "2011 Census QuickStats: Gellibrand". Official site. Australian Bureau of Statistics. 30 October 2012. Retrieved 8 January 2013.
  2. "Gellibrand Demographics (VIC) Local Stats". Qpzm LocalStats. Qpzm. Retrieved 8 January 2013.
  3. Blake, Les (1977), Place names of Victoria, Adelaide: Rigby, p. 294, ISBN 0-7270-0250-3, cited in Bird (2006)
  4. "The Great Ocean Road: Gellibrand". Official site. Geelong Otway Tourism Incorporated. Retrieved 8 January 2013.

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