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Milawa VIC


Postcode: 3678

Milawa is a town in Victoria, Australia, located on Snow Road, 16 kilometres south-east of Wangaratta, in the Rural City of Wangaratta. It has a population of approximately 120.

Milawa is the hub of the Milawa Gourmet Region which offers a wide range of produce.

The town is the home to the Brown Brothers vineyards, which have operated in the town since 1889. Milawa is also home to the Milawa Cheese Company and Milawa Mustards.

Milawa was named in 1874 after being known only as The Square for many years prior. The word Milawa is said to be aboriginal in origin and to mean “flat land”. In these early times the Emu Hotel occupied one corner (built by James Henley) and the Commercial was on the opposite corner (built by Colin Gardner). General merchandise was available at McKenzie’s store and there were two blacksmiths, a saddler, a bootmaker, a carpenter and a doctor, Dr McSweeney.