Macarthur, Victoria


Mechanics' Institute Hall
Coordinates 38°01′S 142°00′E / 38.017°S 142.000°E / -38.017; 142.000Coordinates: 38°01′S 142°00′E / 38.017°S 142.000°E / -38.017; 142.000
Population 618 (2011 census)[1]
Postcode(s) 3286
LGA(s) Shire of Moyne
State electorate(s) Polwarth
Federal Division(s) Wannon

Macarthur /məˈkɑːθə/[2] is a town in the Western District of Victoria, Australia on the Hamilton-Port Fairy Road. It is in the Shire of Moyne local government area and the federal Division of Wannon. At the 2011 census, Macarthur and the surrounding area had a population of 618.[1]


The Macarthur Court House building, now the Historical Society, during the 2009 Great Victorian Bike Ride

Macarthur Post Office opened 1 January 1862.[3]


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

Golfers play at the course of the Macarthur Golf Club on Hamilton Road.[4]

Macarthur is also the site of the large Macarthur Wind Farm, completed in 2013.


  1. 1 2 Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Macarthur (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 2014-11-04.
  2. Butler, S., ed. (2009). "Macarthur". Macquarie Dictionary (5th ed.). Sydney: Macquarie Dictionary Publishers Pty Ltd. 1952 pages. ISBN 978-1-876429-66-9.
  3. Premier Postal History, Post Office List, retrieved 2008-04-11
  4. Golf Select, Macarthur, retrieved 2009-05-11
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