Towns in Australia

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Tarwin Lower VIC

Tarwin Lower

Postcode: 3956

Tarwin Lower is a small town located 175km (110 miles) south-east of Melbourne, Australia. It rests on the south bank of the Tarwin River and has a population of around 150.

The majority of the town is on its main street — River Drive — and is often passed through by holiday makers on their way to nearby Venus Bay. The main shopping strip is home to a take-away store, petrol station, post office, general store, hardware store, pub, tennis court, combined church (uniting and anglican services alternate each Sunday), craft shop, local hall and the local fire brigade.

The town is home to the local football team, the Tarwin Sharks, who were premiers in 2004 in the local Alberton Football League.

During main holiday weekends and periods throughout the year Tarwin Lower hosts a decent market catering to all tastes. It is mainly based at the Mechanic’s Institute hall and its surrounding land, and continues to sprawl each time it runs.

At the western end of the town is the local fishing jetty and a very long picnic table.