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Heywood is a town on the Fitzroy River in the Australian state of Victoria. It is situated at an elevation of 27 metres amidst rolling green hills in an agricultural, pastoral and timbercutting district. Heywood is 357 kilometres (222 mi) west of Melbourne at the intersection of the Princes and Henty Highways and 27 kilometres (17 mi) north of Portland. It is on the railway line to Portland, at the junction of the presently-unused branch to Mount Gambier, South Australia. The winner of several past “Tidy Town” awards, it is often referred to as the “Jewel In The Crown That Is The Southwest.”

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  • Elevation: 27 m
  • Population: 1287
  • State electorate(s): South-West Coast
  • Federal Division(s): Wannon
  • Population information is based on 2016 Census data.

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