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Trafalgar, Victoria

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Trafalgar is a town in the West Gippsland region of Victoria, Australia. The town lies on the Princes Highway and main Gippsland railway line about west of Moe. The town backs onto the foothills of the Strzelecki Ranges to the south. The township sits at approximately 70 metres above sea level. At the , Trafalgar had a population of 3,912.
Trafalgar Post Office opened on 2 June 1879.
Trafalgar was noted for having a cheese factory producing award-winning cheeses. The factory was owned by Petersville from 1960 until its closure in 1990.
The town has a railway station on the Bairnsdale railway line. It also has a swimming pool, tennis courts, Scouts hall, Uniting church and town hall.

Education

Trafalgar is serviced by a number of schools:
  • Trafalgar Primary School
  • St Josephs School (Primary)
  • Trafalgar High School

Sport

Trafalgar has an Australian Rules football team, The Bloods, which competes in the Mid Gippsland Football League. In their distinctive colours of blood red with white stripes, The Bloods have had great success since joining the league in 1969, winning over 100 premierships, their latest being in 2017 when they defeated Newborough by 69 points.
Golfers play at the course of the Trafalgar Golf Club on Gibsons Road - a beautifully crafted course in a rural setting, often listed by golfing magazines as one of the best in Australia.
Trafalgar has two lawn bowling clubs, the Trafalgar Bowls Club with two grass greens, situated in Seven Mile Road and the Trafalgar Park Bowling Club with one grass green, on Ashby Street.
Warragul Radio stations Star FM and 3GG also service this region.
Trafalgar is also home to the multi award winning venue, The Summit. Adventure Park. It is 50 acres of fun-filled, exciting and character building activities ready to welcome guests of all ages.

Notable people

  • Tim Forsyth, Olympic highjumper, attended Trafalgar High School
  • Harold Mitchell, Melbourne based media tycoon and philanthropist.
  • Bill Collins, race-caller.

See also


  • Thorpdale, Victoria
  • Moe, Victoria
  • Trafalgar railway station

External links

  • A tourism page (Sydney Morning Herald)
  • Trafalgar Official Trafalgar Website.

Category:Towns in Victoria (Australia)
Category:Gippsland
 
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