Blackwood - VIC



DEG: -37.47217 144.30534
DMS: 37º 28' 19.82" S 144º 18' 19.24" E
UTM: 55 H 5849336mN 261707mE
Altitude: 565.26m


Place Type

Population - Town


69.37kms NorthWest of Melbourne - Driving 89.3 km (1 hour 9 mins)
585.56kms SouthEast of Adelaide - Driving 666 km (7 hours 17 mins)
653.66kms NorthWest of Hobart - Driving 815 km (1 day 1 hour)

Address & Contact

8 Simmons Reef Rd
Blackwood VIC 3458
Phone: N/A
Email: N/A
Web: N/A


The town of Balckwood is located on the Lerderderg River, 89 kilometres north west of the state capital, Melbourne. Blackwood is in the Shire of Moorabool local government area and had a population of 297 at the 2011 census.

The town was founded in 1855 during the Victorian gold rush and at one stage had a population of around 13,000 prospectors. The Post Office opened on 22 September 1855 and was known as Mount Blackwood until 1921.

Attractions include the Lerderderg State Park and Wombat State Forest, a mineral spring, miners' cottages from the 1860s and Mount Blackwood, an extinct volcano offering panoramic views of the surrounding area. The remnants of Wheeler's Tramway, a former Blackwood sawmill tramway in the Wombat State Forest, are listed on the Victorian Heritage Register for their archaeological significance.
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Closest Weather Station

Castlemaine at 12/09:00am EST
Distance from Blackwood 43.87km N
TemperatureFeels LikeRel. HumidityDew PointPressureRainfallWind DirectionWind SpeedGusts

Closest Climatic Station

Castlemaine Prison
Distance from Blackwood 43.87km N
Mean Max. °C28.128.324.620.115.712.711.713.315.619.222.625.3
Mean Min. °C12.913.510.
Mean Rain mm40.338.634.540.356.256.461.067.160.759.448.841.6

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