Badger Creek, Victoria

Badger Creek is a town in Victoria, Australia, 53 km north-east from Melbourne's central business district. Its local government area is the Shire of Yarra Ranges. At the 2016 census, Badger Creek had a population of 1,563.[1]

Badger Creek is near the Healesville Sanctuary and the former Coranderrk Aboriginal Station, now known as the Coranderrk Bushland.

Badger Creek
Beautiful badger creek
Badger Creek is located in Victoria
Badger Creek
Badger Creek
Coordinates37°41′06″S 145°32′17″E / 37.685°S 145.538°ECoordinates: 37°41′06″S 145°32′17″E / 37.685°S 145.538°E
Population1,563 (2016 census)[1]
Elevation210 m (689 ft)
LGA(s)Shire of Yarra Ranges
State electorate(s)Eildon
Federal Division(s)McEwen
Localities around Badger Creek:
Coldstream Healesville Healesville
Coldstream Badger Creek Healesville
Gruyere Woori Yallock Don Valley


The creek was named after the wombats in the area which were often called badgers.[2]

Badger Creek was surveyed as a township in 1894, but was not settled to any extent until some time later. The Coranderrk school opened in 1890, being replaced by the Badger Creek school in 1899.[3] The Post Office opened around 1902 as Badger Creek State School, was renamed Badger Creek around 1907 and closed in 1930.[4]

The weir in the Badger Creek reserve was constructed in 1909 and feeds water to the Silvan Reservoir.

See also



  1. ^ a b "2016 Census QuickStats Badger Creek". Australian Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 26 April 2019.
  2. ^ Lady Wild Life, Common Wombat, archived from the original on 25 July 2008, retrieved 1 September 2008
  3. ^ Monash University, Australian Places - Badger Creek, archived from the original on 11 May 2004, retrieved 1 September 2008
  4. ^ Premier Postal History, Post Office List, retrieved 11 April 2008

External links

Badger Creek (disambiguation)

Badger Creek may refer to:

Badger Creek, Victoria, a town in Australia

Badger Creek (Des Moines River), a river in Iowa

Badger Creek (Blue Earth River), a river in Minnesota

Badger Creek (Houston County, Minnesota)

Badger Creek Wilderness, a wilderness area in Colorado

Nieuwesteeg Heritage Rose Garden

Nieuwesteeg Heritage Rose Garden is a collection of rare and unusual roses, mostly hybrid teas, bred in the early 20th century. It is located in Maddingley Park, Bacchus Marsh, a town and suburb some 50 kilometres (30 mi) west of Melbourne and 14 kilometres (9 mi) west of Melton. The rose garden was established from 2009, with stock donated by rosarian John Nieuwesteeg.


Wombats are short-legged, muscular quadrupedal marsupials that are native to Australia. They are about 1 m (40 in) in length with small, stubby tails. There are three extant species and they are all members of the family Vombatidae. They are adaptable and habitat tolerant, and are found in forested, mountainous, and heathland areas of south-eastern Australia, including Tasmania, as well as an isolated patch of about 300 ha (740 acres) in Epping Forest National Park in central Queensland.

Suburbs of the Shire of Yarra Ranges


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