Woorndoo (/ˈwɔːrnd/) is a town in the Western District of Victoria, Australia. The town is in the Shire of Moyne local government area, 259 kilometres (161 mi) west of the state capital, Melbourne. At the 2016 census, Woorndoo and the surrounding area had a population of 169.[1] The population of the town proper is around 50.[citation needed]

Woorndoo Post Office opened on 15 June 1866 and closed in 1996. A Post Office at Woorndoo Upper opened around 1902 and closed in 1946.[2]

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

Traditional ownership

The formally recognised traditional owners for the area in which Woorndoo sits are the Eastern Maar people,[3] who are represented by the Eastern Maar Aboriginal Corporation.[4]

References

  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Woorndoo (State Suburb)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 9 July 2017. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ Premier Postal History, Post Office List, retrieved 4 November 2008
  3. ^ "Map of formally recognised traditional owners". Aboriginal Victoria. Retrieved 2 June 2020.
  4. ^ "Eastern Maar Aboriginal Corporation". Eastern Maar Aboriginal Corporation. Retrieved 2 June 2020.