Former Modewarre Primary School
Coordinates 38°15′58″S 144°07′19″E / 38.26611°S 144.12194°E / -38.26611; 144.12194Coordinates: 38°15′58″S 144°07′19″E / 38.26611°S 144.12194°E / -38.26611; 144.12194
Population 569 (2011 census)[1]
Postcode(s) 3240
LGA(s) Surf Coast Shire
State electorate(s) Polwarth
Federal Division(s) Corangamite
Suburbs around Modewarre:
Buckley Buckley Mount Moriac
Wurdiboluc Modewarre Moriac
Gherang Gherang Paraparap

Modewarre is a locality in the Surf Coast Shire, Victoria, Australia.[2] The town adjoins Lake Modewarre. In the 2011 census, Modewarre and the surrounding districts (including Buckley and Wurdiboluc) had a population of 569 people.[1]

Modewarre Primary School began as a local Anglican school in the 1850s, became a vested National School in 1859, and closed in 1971.[3]

A post office at Modewarre opened in 1859 and closed in 1967.[4]

The Modewarre Memorial Hall was erected in 1923 in memory of World War I.[5] The Modewarre Avenue of Honour on Cape Otway Road was planted in 1918, and is the last surviving Avenue of Honour in the Surf Coast Shire. Tree number #33 was planted to honour Albert Jacka, Australia's first winner of the Victoria Cross and a Modewarre local.[6]

The town has a football club, Modewarre Football Club, which has existed since 1878. It currently plays in the Bellarine Football League, but formerly played in the Geelong & District Football League.[7]


  1. 1 2 Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Modewarre (SSC)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 11 June 2014.
  2. "Modewarre (entry 102075)". VICNAMES. Government of Victoria. Retrieved 11 June 2014.
  3. "Modewarre (Primary School No. 396)". Public Record Office Victoria. Retrieved 11 June 2014.
  4. Premier Postal History. "Post Office List". Premier Postal Auctions. Retrieved 11 June 2014.
  5. "Modewarre Memorial Hall". Victorian Heritage Database. Retrieved 11 June 2014.
  6. "Modewarre Avenue of Honour". Victorian Heritage Database. Retrieved 11 June 2014.
  7. Cat Country - History of Football In The Geelong Region - John Stoward - ISBN 978-0-9577515-8-3

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