Koo wee Rup is a town in Victoria, Australia, 63 km south-east of Melbourne's central business district, located within the Shire of Cardinia local government area. Koo wee rup recorded a population of 3,579 at the 2016 census. Prior to December 1994 the town was part of the shire of cranbourne. Built on former marshland now converted to market gardens, the town has a population of about 3,079. The post office opened on 7 january 1891. In the early 1950s many dutch and italian families settled in the area. Prior to European settlement, the area was occupied by the Bunurong Aboriginal people. It is from their language that the town's name derives. Ku-wirup is believed to mean "Plenty of blackfish" or "Blackfish swimming.Koo wee Rup is Australia's largest asparagus growing district. It is also a beef farming and potato growing area. The town was previously well known for its potato festival, which was held each march to raise funds for the westernport memorial hospital (now kooweerup regional health service). Schools include Koo wee Rup primary school, st john the baptist primary school and Koo wee Rup secondary college. The town has an Australian rules football team competing in the west Gippsland football league.

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Our Picks on what to Do in Koo Wee Rup VIC

Henry Street Park

Cochrane Park Playground

Bayles Fauna Reserve

Koo Wee Rup Swimming Pool - VIC

Koo Wee Rup Observation Tower

Koo Wee Rup Recreation Reserve

Our Picks on where to Stay in Koo Wee Rup VIC

Nar Nar Goon Hotel

Lang Lang Hotel

Koo Wee Rup Motel

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Our Picks on what to Eat in Koo Wee Rup VIC

Woolworths Koo Wee Rup

Royal Indian Club Restaurant

The Chandelier Cafe

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Community Services  

Cranbourne Visitor Centre VIC
Corner Ballarto Road And Botanic Drive (Off South Gippsland Hwy),

Cardinia Shire Councils VIC
20 Siding Avenue,

Koo Wee Rup Police Station VIC
260 Rossiter Road,

Kooweerup Regional Health Service
235 Rossiter Road,

Koo Wee Rup Swimming Pool - VIC
228 Rossiter Road,

Location Information 

  • Elevation: 36 m (118 ft)
  • Population: 3,579
  • State electorate(s): Bass
  • Federal Division(s): Monash
  • Population information is based on 2016 Census data.

Travel To  

Mornington VIC 3931 (46.7 km, 41 mins)
Warragul VIC 3820 (56.8 km, 40 mins)
Acknowledgement of Country

Koo Wee Rup VIC is located on the following Aboriginal Nation/s. acknowledges the Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as the first inhabitants of the nation and the traditional custodians of the lands where we live, learn and work.