sp-trafalgar

Trafalgar, Victoria

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Contingent Street

Trafalgar

Population:

2,685(2006)[1]

Postcode:

3824

Coordinates:

Coordinates: 38°12′S 146°09′E

Location:

124 km (77 mi) E of Melbourne
11 km (7 mi) W of Moe

LGA:

Shire of Baw Baw

State electorate:

Narracan

Federal Division:

McMillan

Trafalgar is a town in the West Gippsland region of Victoria, Australia. The town lies on the Princes Highway and main Gippsland railway line about 10 kilometres (6 mi) west of Moe. The town backs onto the foothills of the Strzelecki Ranges to the south. The township sits at approximately 70 metres above sea level. At the 2006 census, Trafalgar had a population of 2685.

Trafalgar Post Office opened on 2 June 1879.[2]

Trafalgar was noted for having a cheese factory producing award-winning cheeses. The factory was owned by Petersville from 1960 until its closure in 1990.

The town has a railway station on the Bairnsdale railway line. It also has a swimming pool, tennis courts, Scouts hall, Uniting church and town hall.

Contents
1 Education
2 Sport
3 Notable people

Education

Trafalgar is serviced by a number of schools:
Trafalgar Primary School
St Josephs School (Primary)
Trafalgar High School

Sport

Trafalgar has an Australian Rules football team, The Bloods, which competes in the Mid Gippsland Football League. In their distinctive colours of blood red with white stripes, The Bloods have had great success since joining the league in 1969, winning eight premierships, their latest being in 2010 when they cemented their place in history by winning back to back premierships for defeating Morwell East by 51 points for the second year running.

Golfers play at the course of the Trafalgar Golf Club on Gibsons Road – a beautifully crafted course in a rural setting, often listed by golfing magazines as one of the best in Australia.[3]

Trafalgar has two lawn bowling clubs, the Trafalgar Bowls Club with two grass greens, situated in Seven Mile Road and the Trafalgar Park Bowling Club with one grass green, on Ashby Street.

Warragul Radio stations Star FM and 3GG also service this region.

Notable people
Tim Forsyth, Olympic highjumper, attended Trafalgar Secondary College