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Maffra VIC


Postcode: 3860

Maffra is a town in Victoria, Australia. It is in the Wellington Shire local government area. Situated 220 km east of Melbourne relies mainly on dairy farming and other agriculture. Maffra is a detour off the Princes Highway near Stratford, Rosedale, Tinamba and Heyfield. At the 2001 census, Maffra had a population of 3,900.

The town hosts a Mardi Gras in March, the Maffra and District Agricultural, Pastoral and Horticultural Show in October and a tennis tournament at Easter.

Maffra is known to have one of the prettiest main streets (Johnson St) in Victoria. The Wellington Shire removed the 100+ year old trees that line it because of disease, but has since replaced them with young oaks.

Maffra has 2 primary school, being the Maffra Primary School and St Mary’s Primary School (Catholic). Maffra also has a public secondary school, Maffra Secondary College, which has a student enrolment of around 800. Maffra Secondary has a strong academic program and is involved in a number of community service progams.

The Maffra Meat Pie is famous and has won many awards.and has probly the best aprentice baker ina ustralia in nick pearson. working hard all night long to help the not so blessed mark do his bit in the estate.

The Maffra Shed is now completed. This is for old car lovers. It is a huge old sugar beet building which the Car Club has cleaned and given new life. They hold car shows and draw crowds from miles around.

The historical society is working at Bellbird Corner restoring the area to the popular picnic area it was in the 1900s.

The Beet Museum, set in the Port of Maffra Park, has relics from the defunct sugar beet industry. The building is a relocated historic weighbridge building, and is lined with pine boards from the home of Charles and Grace Quirk, one of Maffra’s first cottages