Description

Ouyen is a town in Victoria, Australia, located in the rural city of Mildura at the junction of the Calder Highway and mallee highway, 105 kilometres (65 mi) south of Mildura, and 441 km (274 mi) northwest of Melbourne. At the 2016 census, the town had a population of 1,045. The area was first occupied by the wergaia aborigines. The name is believed to be derived from the Wergaia word "Wuya-Wuya", which some believe means "Pink-eared duck", whilst others claim it means "Ghost waterhole". Ouyen is the commercial, cultural and transport centre for the surrounding grain farming region. Trucks arrive at harvest time to transport grain to portland or Adelaide, South Australia for shipping, or to flour mills for processing. Ouyen has an Australian rules football team, Ouyen united, competing in the Sunraysia football league. Golfers play at the Ouyen golf club on baker street. The clubhouse also houses the Ouyen tennis club.

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 Location Information

  • Elevation: 50 m (164 ft)
  • Population: 1,045
  • State electorate(s): Mildura
  • Federal Division(s): Mallee
  • Established (yr): 1906
  • Population information is based on 2016 Census data.