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Creswick is a Town in West-central Victoria, Australia 18 Kilometres North of Ballarat and 122 Km Northwest of Melbourne, in the Shire of Hepburn. It is 430 Metres Above Sea Level. At the 2016 Census, Creswick Had a Population of 3,170. Creswick Was Named After the Creswick Family, the Pioneer Settlers of the Region. The Original Victorian School of Forestry Was Established in 1910 by the Department of Forestry. It Was the First Institution Set Up in Victoria to Train and Accredit Young Foresters. Now the Campus is Part of the University of Melbourne. The Campus is situated on Water Street and Houses the School of Forest & Ecosystem Science, a Highly Regarded Research and Teaching Institution. Creswick Has Three Primary Schools—two Government and One Catholic: Creswick Primary School, Creswick North Primary School and St Augustines Respectively. The Town Also Has an Aged Care Facility. John Curtin Aged Care Was Formerly the Township's Health Care Hospital but Was Converted to a Nursing Home in 1998.

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  • Elevation: 430 m (1,411 ft)
  • Population: 3,170
  • State electorate(s): Ripon
  • Federal Division(s): Ballarat
  • Population information is based on 2016 Census data.

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