Jan Juc, Victoria

Jan Juc

Jan Juc Surf Beach
Jan Juc
Coordinates 38°20′S 144°18′E / 38.333°S 144.300°E / -38.333; 144.300Coordinates: 38°20′S 144°18′E / 38.333°S 144.300°E / -38.333; 144.300
Population 3,521 (2011 census)[1]
Postcode(s) 3228
LGA(s) Surf Coast Shire
State electorate(s) South Barwon
Federal Division(s) Corangamite
Localities around Jan Juc:
Bellbrae Torquay Torquay
Bellbrae Jan Juc Torquay
Bells Beach Bass Strait Bass Strait

Jan Juc is a coastal town of Victoria, Australia, adjacent to Torquay, Victoria. At the 2011 census, Jan Juc had a population of 3,521.[1]


Nearby Bellbrae was originally called Jan Juc but was renamed in 1923, so the Jan Juc Post Office, which opened on 25 January 1862, was in fact in Bellbrae.[2] There has never been a post office in the current Jan Juc.

As of 2009, housing estates almost link Jan Juc to adjacent Torquay, across the Spring Creek. Along with many other parts of the Surf Coast, increasing popularity is placing pressure on the coastal environment.

Jan Juc beach

The Jan Juc beach lies between Rocky Point to the east and Bird Rock to the west, and is bounded by high cliffs, apart from the middle where an ephemeral creek enters Bass Strait through sand dunes. The beach is patrolled during summer months by the Jan Juc Surf Life Saving Club.

In the late 1990s, a surfer found the fossilised remains of an extinct genus of whale on a beach near Jan Juc. It was named Janjucetus hunderi, after the location.[3]

Notable residents


Jan Juc has a Surf Life Saving Club which includes a junior "Nippers" program. The Jan Juc Sharks cricket club has eight junior teams and four senior teams that compete in the Geelong Junior Cricket Association and the Bellarine Peninsula Cricket Association respectively.


  1. 1 2 Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Jan Juc (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 2016-10-04.
  2. Premier Postal History. "Post Office List". Retrieved 2014-11-21.
  3. http://www.abc.net.au/science/news/stories/s1715433.htm
  4. Peter Farago (February 21, 2009). "Xavier Rudd protest at Torquay". Retrieved 4 December 2009.

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