Description

Horsham is a regional city in the Wimmera region of western Victoria, Australia. Located on a bend in the Wimmera River, Horsham is approximately 300 kilometres (190 mi) northwest of the state capital Melbourne. In May 2018, Horsham City had an estimated population of 17,023. with its unofficial subdivisions bringing that total to 17,916. It is the most populous city in Wimmera, and the main administrative centre for the Rural City of Horsham local government area. It is the eleventh largest city in Victoria after Melbourne, Geelong, Ballarat, Bendigo, Wodonga, Mildura, Shepparton, Warrnambool, Traralgon, and Wangaratta. An early settler James Monckton Darlot named the settlement after the town of Horsham in his native England. It grew throughout the latter 19th and early 20th centuries as a centre of Western Victoria's wheat and wool industry, becoming the largest city in the Wimmera and Western Victoria by the early 1910s. Horsham was declared a city in 1949 and was named Australia's Tidiest Town in 2001, 2015 and 2016.

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Horsham & Grampians Visitor Information Centre VIC
20 Ocallaghans Parade,
HORSHAM VIC 3400

Horsham Rural City Council VIC
Civic Centre, Roberts Avenue,
HORSHAM VIC 3400

Horsham Police Station VIC
20 Roberts Avenue,
HORSHAM VIC 3400

Wimmera Base Hospital [Horsham]
83 Baillie Street,
HORSHAM VIC 3400

Horsham Library - WRLC VIC
Mibus Centre, 28 McLachlan Street,
HORSHAM VIC 3400

Location Information 

  • Elevation: 128 m
  • Population: 16250
  • State electorate(s): Lowan
  • Federal Division(s): Mallee
  • Population information is based on 2016 Census data.

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Dimboola VIC 3414 (36.5 km, 27 mins)
Murtoa VIC 3390 (35 km, 27 mins)

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Wotjobaluk

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