Main street, Strathmerton
|Coordinates||35°55′0″S 145°29′0″E / 35.91667°S 145.48333°ECoordinates: 35°55′0″S 145°29′0″E / 35.91667°S 145.48333°E|
|Population||941 (2011 census)|
|LGA(s)||Shire of Moira|
It is located in the Shire of Moira local government area on the Murray Valley Highway, about 11 kilometres (7 mi) west of Cobram and previously (before the bypass) known as the most northerly point in Victoria North of Melbourne at the start of the Goulburn Valley Highway. At the 2011 census, Strathmerton had a population of 941.
The local railway station was opened on the railway to Cobram in 1888, with the line to Tocumwal opened in 1905. The last regular passenger service was in 1993. Before road changes, Strathmerton was known as the intersection of the Goulburn Valley Highway and the Murray Valley Highway and was the furthermost town directly north of Melbourne still in Victoria.
The town is served by the Strathmerton Primary School. Other than a few small businesses, the only industry of note is the large Bega Cheese factory. The surrounding rural area consists of mainly irrigated dairy and fruit farms. There are several beaches and camping spots just to the north of Strathmerton along the Murray River in and adjacent to the Barmah State Forest.
The local football team, Strathmerton Football Club competes in the Picola & District Football League. The Strathmerton Lawn Bowls Club is a popular social and recreational focal point for locals and visitors.
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- Golf Select. "Strathmerton". Retrieved 2009-05-11.
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