Werribee is a suburb of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 32 km south-west of Melbourne's Central Business District, located within the City of Wyndham local government area. Werribee recorded a population of 40,345 at the 2016 Census. Werribee is situated on the Werribee River, approximately halfway between Melbourne and Geelong, on the Princes Highway. It is the administrative centre of the City of Wyndham Local Government Area and is the City's most populous centre. Werribee is part of the Greater Melbourne metropolitan area and is included in the capital's population statistical division. Since the 1990s the suburb has experienced rapid suburban growth into surrounding greenfield land, and becoming a commuter town in the Melbourne-Geelong growth corridor. Due to this urban sprawl Wyndham and its suburbs have merged into the Melbourne conurbation. It was established as an agricultural settlement in the 1850s, originally named Wyndham and was renamed Werribee (derived from the Aboriginal name meaning "backbone" or "spine") in 1904. The suburb is best known for its major tourist attractions, which include the former estate of wealthy pastoralist Thomas Chirnside, known as Werribee Park, the Victoria State Rose Garden, the Werribee Park National Equestrian Centre and the Werribee Open Range Zoo.

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Around Werribee VIC 3030

Our Picks on what to Do in Werribee VIC

Werribee Park

Victoria State Rose Garden

Werribee Mansion VIC

Riverbend Historical Park VIC

Werribee Park Sculpture Walk

Werribee Open Range Zoo VIC

Our Picks on where to Stay in Werribee VIC

Werribee Park Motor Inn

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Werribee Motel & Apartments

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Our Picks on what to Eat in Werribee VIC

A1 Bakery

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Hot Goss Cafe And Restaurant

Shopping in Werribee VIC

Community Services  

Werribee Visitor Information Centre VIC
177 Watton Street,

Wyndham City Council VIC
45 Princes Highway,

Werribee Police Station VIC
134 Princes Highway,

Werribee Mercy Hospital VIC
300-310 Princes Highway,

Wyndham Library Service - Plaza Library Werribee VIC
Level 1, MM11, Pacific Werribee Shopping Centre, Derrimut Road,

Werribee Outdoor Pool VIC
220 Watton Street,

Location Information 

  • Population: 40,345
  • State electorate(s): Werribee
  • Federal Division(s): Lalor
  • Population information is based on 2016 Census data.

Travel To  

Geelong VIC 3220 (42.8 km, 38 mins)
Williamstown VIC 3016 (23 km, 23 mins)
Acknowledgement of Country

Werribee 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.