Rawson, Victoria

Rawson is a town in Victoria, Australia, located on Tyers - Thomson Valley Road, in the Shire of Baw Baw. The town was established for workers involved in the construction of the Thomson Dam, which was completed in 1983, Rawson Post Office opening on 17 April 1979.[2]

The first buildings were constructed in 1977. They were initially named Robertson after Alan Robertson.

The history of the town and surrounding area is the focus of the Erica and District Historical Society, located in the old Rawson Police Station.[3]

At the 2016 census, Rawson had a population of 296.[1]

Rawson may be a holiday destination for residents of Melbourne for activities such as bushwalking, hiking, 4WD exploration, mountain biking, trout fishing, whitewater adventuring, historical exploration, cross-country skiing, gold fossicking, deer hunting, and trail bike riding.


  1. ^ a b "2016 Census QuickStats Rawson". Australian Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 5 April 2019.
  2. ^ Premier Postal History, Post Office List, retrieved 2008-04-11
  3. ^ "Erica and District Historical Society Inc". Retrieved 2018-02-27.

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