Neerim South

Neerim South

Main street
Neerim South
Coordinates 38°01′0″S 145°58′0″E / 38.01667°S 145.96667°E / -38.01667; 145.96667Coordinates: 38°01′0″S 145°58′0″E / 38.01667°S 145.96667°E / -38.01667; 145.96667
Population 1,602 (2006 census)[1]
Postcode(s) 3831
LGA(s) Shire of Baw Baw
State electorate(s) Narracan
Federal Division(s) McMillan

Neerim South is a town in West Gippsland, Victoria, Australia, located in the Shire of Baw Baw, 109 kilometres (68 mi) east of Melbourne and 19 kilometres (12 mi) north of Warragul. At the 2006 census, Neerim South and the surrounding area had a population of 1,602.[1]

The Post Office opened on 1 February 1883.[2]

The town was connected to the Victorian Railways network with the opening of a branch line from the main Gippsland line at Warragul on 18 March 1892,[3] later connecting to Noojee in 1919. The line closed in 1958.[4]

The town's main industry is service to the local farming community. It contains art galleries, a working Alpaca farm with an Alpaca product shop, cafés, restaurants, a pub and bed and breakfasts. Until 2008, the bakery still cooked bread in the wood-fired oven built in 1880. The area has numerous wineries, and is known for its blue cheese.

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


  1. 1 2 Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "Neerim South (State Suburb)". 2006 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 2007-08-05.
  2. Premier Postal History, Post Office List, retrieved 2008-04-11
  3. Fiddian, Marc (1997), Trains, Tracks, Travellers: a history of the Victorian Railways, South Eastern Independent Newspapers, p. 163, ISBN 1-875475-12-5
  4. Fiddian (1997), p. 171.

Media related to Neerim South at Wikimedia Commons

This article is issued from Wikipedia - version of the 11/26/2014. The text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution/Share Alike but additional terms may apply for the media files.