Towns in Australia

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Penshurst VIC


Postcode: 3289

Penshurst is a town in Victoria, Australia. It is in the Southern Grampians Shire local government area and is located at the foot of Mt Rouse, an extinct volcano. In 2004, it had an estimated population of 250 people in the urban area – 500 including the out-of-town farms.

Basic facilities include a pub, a post office, a newsagent, a grocery store, a hall and two schools – one a state school, the other a catholic school – the state school has approximately six children, the catholic school about 30.

Penshurst is located in an area littered with basalt stones up 2m long from the Mt Rouse volcano. These are know locally as the stony rises. The north east side of Mt Rouse is used as a quarry and crushed for road making scoria.

The Penshurst racecourse hosts one racing calendar event each year on Boxing Day and is located about 1km north of Bell Street.