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Suburb profile: Clunes, VIC 3370

Clunes is a town in Victoria, Australia, 36 kilometres north of Ballarat, in the Shire of Hepburn. At the 2016 census it had a population of 1,728.

The small historic township of Clunes lies halfway between Ballarat and Maryborough.

Clunes has undergone a noticeable transformation and rejuvenation following the decision by Wesley College, Australia's largest co-educational private school, to establish a campus for Year 9 students in the town. Opened in 2000, about 80 students take up residency in the Wesley Clunes Residential Learning Village in the centre of town and become part of the local community for an eight-week period each term. Clunes railway station is located on the Mildura line.

Many of the original buildings in Clunes have been preserved from those gold rush days, perfectly illustrated with a visit to the wide and elegant Fraser Street. It is lined with 19th-century buildings and shop fronts including the National Hotel (1862), Club Hotel (1870) and Union Bank (1865). That streetscape has caught the eye of film and TV producers with several high profile Australian movies and advertisements having scenes filmed there.

Great for:

  • Clean & Green
  • Parks & Recreation

Who lives here?

  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Country Lovers

Reference: Wikipedia | Travel Victoria

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