Merbin is on the Calder Highway between Mildura and the Murray River crossing on the Abbotsford Bridge to Curlwaa.
The area was known as White Cliffs until 1909 when the township was established. The town's name was intended to be "Merebin", which is the Aboriginal word for "white sandcliffs", but an error made when registering the name corrupted it to "Merbein". It is the home of Mildara Wines, which W B Chaffey founded in 1911. The Mildara Blass Winery still stands on the cliffs towering above the Murray River and is open to visitors for a tour and wine tasting. The CSIRO Plant Research Division has a facility at Merbein focused on the grape and citrus growing industries.
Rail freight services to Melbourne operate from Merbein along the Mildura railway line from a terminal operated by Wakefield Transport.
The town has an Australian Rules football team competing in the Sunraysia Football League. Sporting clubs include the Merbein Football Club (Magpies) based at Kenny Park, the Merbein South Cricket Club and Saints Baseball Club both based at Chaffey Park. Golfers play at the Merbein Golf Club course on McEdward Street.
- Merbein South
- Merbein West
- Boeill Creek
References: Wikipedia and Homely
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