Hawkesdale, Victoria


The Hawkesdale Hotel
Coordinates 38°06′S 142°19′E / 38.100°S 142.317°E / -38.100; 142.317Coordinates: 38°06′S 142°19′E / 38.100°S 142.317°E / -38.100; 142.317
Population 432 (2011 census)[1]
Postcode(s) 3287
Location 27 km (17 mi) South of Penshurst
LGA(s) Shire of Moyne
State electorate(s) Polwarth
Federal Division(s) Wannon
The Hawkesdale Pool.

Hawkesdale /ˈhɔːksdl/ is a town in the Western District of Victoria, Australia on the Penshurst-Warrnambool Road. It is in the Shire of Moyne local government area and the federal Division of Wannon. At the 2011 census, Hawkesdale and the surrounding area had a population of 432.[1]


Hawkesdale Post Office opened 11 April 1866.[2] The pub was established in 1860. Tim Fromdapub has been the publican since 2011


The town in conjunction with neighbouring township Macarthur has an Australian Rules football team competing in the Mininera & District Football League.

There is an outdoor swimming pool open in the summer months.

Golfers used to play at the course of the Hawkesdale Golf Club until it was concreted over by Tab.[3]


  1. 1 2 Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Hawkesdale (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 2016-10-05.
  2. Premier Postal History, Post Office List, retrieved 2008-04-11
  3. Golf Select, Hawkesdale, retrieved 2009-05-11

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