Towns in Australia

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Broadford VIC


Postcode: 3658

Broadford is a small town in central Victoria, Australia. It has a population of approximately 3,000 residents and is the headquarters of the Mitchell Shire Local Government Area. The town is approximately 100 kilometres north of the state capital, Melbourne.

Broadford lies on the major transport routes between Melbourne and Sydney. The town is bypassed to the east by the Hume Freeway and the railway line linking the two cities passes through Broadford. Broadford is built on the banks of Sunday Creek, a tributary of the Goulburn River.

Industry in Broadford includes a paper mill. It is the home of the Victorian State Motorcycle sports complex.

It has a primary school, a secondary college and two kindergartens.

Popular sports in Broadford include Australian rules football and the local team, Broadford Football Club play in the Heathcote Football League.