Towns in Australia

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Anglesea VIC


Postcode: 3230

Anglesea is a town in Victoria, Australia. It is located on the Great Ocean Road in the Surf Coast Shire local government area. At the 2001 census, Anglesea had a population of 2,189.[1]

The town’s golf-course is known for its resident kangaroo population. In September the town hosts the Angair Wildflower Festival. Alcoa of Australia operate a power station and open-cut coalmine in the town. There is a surge in population during the Summer months, reaching a peak around Christmas and New Year’s Eve, as many Melbourne residents arrive for the holiday season. Although the town’s main beach has surfing conditions, many surfers opt for Government Beach (known as “Guvvo’s”), just west of town.

Anglesea is also home to a newly re-built skateboard ramp which has led a controversial life, with materials moving from wood to steel, and has now been re-constructed using concrete.

The picture seen to the right was taken from the Anglesea “Look Out” which resides off Harvey Street. Coastal Points of Interest visible in this picture are Main Beach, which is home to the Anglesea Surf Life Saving Club, and Point Addis, seen in the background. Anglesea is also a regular location at which the band the Beachniks play.