Description

Port Albert is a coastal town in Victoria, Australia, on the coast of corner inlet on the Yarram - port Albert road, 82 kilometres (51 mi) south-east of Morwell, 236 kilometres (147 mi) south-east of Melbourne, in the shire of wellington. At the 2016 census, port Albert had a population of 293. Port Albert was one of the earliest ports established in victoria. In 1841 the Gippsland company investigated the area following favourable reports from explorer Angus McMillan. In May of that year, the first settlers arrived. Initially, the area was known as seabank or old port but was changed to new Leith when the town started developing, and later changed to Alberton and port Albert in honour of Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, the husband of queen victoria.

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 Location Information

  • Population: 293
  • State electorate(s): Gippsland South
  • Federal Division(s): Gippsland
  • Population information is based on 2016 Census data.

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