Towns in Australia

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Malmsbury VIC


Postcode: 3446

Malmsbury is a town in central Victoria, Australia. The town is located on the Calder Freeway , 96 kilometres north west of the state capital, Melbourne and 11 kilometres north west of Kyneton. Situated close by the Coliban River, Malmsbury has a population of approximately 500. The town has a railway station which is a located on the Melbourne to Bendigo Railway Line. Malmsbury is in the north western area of Macedon Ranges Shire Local government area.

The original inhabitants of the local area were the Dja Dja Wurrung people. European settlement began with squatters raising sheep and cattle. Gold was discovered in 1858 and the town became a service centre for diggers travelling to Bendigo and Castlemaine.

Malmsbury is known for its deposits of bluestone, used in the construction of notable buildings both locally and throughout the state. The railway viaduct over the Coliban River, constructed in 1859, is classified “A” by the National Trust.