Location of Warrnambool in Victoria (red)
|Population:||30,392 (2006) (46th)|
• Summer (DST)
|Location:||265 km (165 mi) from Melbourne|
|LGA:||City of Warrnambool|
|State District:||South-West Coast|
Warrnambool is a regional city with a population of 30,392 people on the south-western coast of Victoria, Australia, located in the municipality City of Warrnambool. In Biology a population is the collection of inter-breeding organisms of a particular Species; in Sociology This list of Australian cities by population briefly explains the three different population figures given for Australian cities and provides rankings for each Year 1855 ( MDCCCLV) was a Common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian Calendar (or a Common year Daylight saving time ( DST The UTC+10 Time zone covers the following locations Australia (AEST&mdash Australian Eastern Standard Time) Australian The UTC+10 Time zone covers the following locations Australia (AEST&mdash Australian Eastern Standard Time) Australian UTC+11 is the Time zone for the following locations As standard (non-DST time Federated States of Micronesia UTC+11 is the Time zone for the following locations As standard (non-DST time Federated States of Micronesia The kilometre ( American spelling: kilometer) symbol km is a unit of Length in the Metric system, equal to one thousand A mile is a unit of Length, usually used to measure Distance, in a number of different systems including Imperial units United States Melbourne ( is the second most populous city in Australia, with a Metropolitan area population of approximately 3 There are 79 Local Government Areas in the Australian state of Victoria. The City of Warrnambool is a Local Government Area in Victoria Australia. Cadastral divisions of Australia (also called Land administrative divisions) refers to the parts of Australia which are divided into the cadastral units The County of Villiers is one of the 37 Counties of Victoria which are part of the Cadastral divisions of Australia, used for land titles State Electoral District is a term used to refer to an electorate within the Lower House or Legislative The Electoral district of South-West Coast is an electorate of the Victorian Legislative Assembly. The Australian House of Representatives is elected from 150 single-member districts called Divisions. The Division of Wannon is an Australian Electoral Division in the state of Victoria. For a topic outline on this subject see List of basic Australia topics. The City of Warrnambool is a Local Government Area in Victoria Australia. It is at the western end of the Great Ocean Road, but is more quickly reached along the Princes Highway, 265 kilometres and 3 hours from Melbourne by road or rail. The Great Ocean Road is a 273 km stretch of road along the south-eastern coast of Australia between the Victorian cities of Torquay and Warrnambool The Princes Highway is a segment of Australia's Highway 1 that extends from Sydney to Adelaide and Port Augusta South Australia Melbourne ( is the second most populous city in Australia, with a Metropolitan area population of approximately 3
The word Warrnambool comes from the local Aboriginal name for a nearby volcanic cone. Indigenous Australians are descendants of the first known human inhabitants of the Australian continent and its nearby islands. Volcanic cones are among the simplest Volcano formations in the world It has been interpreted to mean many things including “land between two rivers”, "two swamps" or "ample water".
The treacherous coast near the city is known as the "Shipwreck Coast" and evidence suggests the first ships to arrive were among the earliest international explorers. The Shipwreck Coast of Victoria, Australia stretches from Moonlight Head to Cape Otway, a distance of approximately 130km The legend of the Mahogany Ship is strongly linked to the city. The Mahogany Ship refers to a putative ancient shipwreck that is purported to lie beneath the sand in the Armstrong Bay area approximately 3 to 6 kilometres west of Warrnambool
Many believe the first Europeans to discover the area were Portuguese sailors, who surveyed the coastline nearby and possibly marooned near the site of the present town as early as the 1500s, however this is currently unproven. Portugal, officially the Portuguese Republic (República Portuguesa is a country on the Iberian Peninsula. French explorer Nicholas Baudin recorded coastal landmarks in 1802. Nicolas-Thomas Baudin ( February 17, 1754 - September 16, 1803) was a French explorer Year 1802 ( MDCCCII) was a Common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar or a Common year starting on Wednesday of the The area was frequented by whalers early in the 19th century. For other uses see Whalers. A whaler is a specialized kind of ship designed for Whaling, the catching and/or processing of Matthew Flinders sailed the coast in the Investigator, and Lieutenant James Grant in the Lady Nelson also explored the area. Captain Matthew Flinders, RN (16 March 1774 – 19 July 1814 was one of the most successful navigators and cartographers of his age James Grant ( 1772 - 11 November 1833) was a British Royal Navy officer and Navigator in the early nineteenth century The Lady Nelson was a vessel used in the exploration of the coast of Australia in the early years of the 19th century
The first settlers arrived in the 1840s in the Lady Bay area, which was a natural harbour. Events and trends Technology First use of General anesthesia in an operation by Crawford Long. Lady Bay is an area of West Bridgford, in Nottinghamshire, England, bounded by the River Trent to the north and the (now disused Grantham The area was first surveyed in 1846. For the game see 1846 (board game. Year 1846 ( MDCCCXLVI) was a Common year starting on Thursday (link will display
During the Victorian Gold Rush, Warrnambool became an important port and grew quickly in the 1850s, benefiting from the private ownership of nearby Port Fairy. The Victorian Gold rush was a period in the history of Victoria, Australia approximately between 1851 and the late 1860s Port Fairy is a coastal town in western Victoria, Australia. It is located on the Princes Highway in the Shire of Moyne west of Warrnambool
It was gazetted as a municipality in 1855; became a borough in 1863. Year 1855 ( MDCCCLV) was a Common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian Calendar (or a Common year Year 1863 ( MDCCCLXIII) was a Common year starting on Thursday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Common Warrnambool was declared a town in 1883, and a city in 1918. Year 1883 ( MDCCCLXXXIII) was a Common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Common Year 1918 ( MCMXVIII) was a Common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Common
Warrnambool is a popular tourist destination and a comprehensive regional service centre. The mainstay of the economy is agriculture and its support industry (particularly dairy farming and associated milk processing). Other major industries and services include tourism, retail, education, health, meat processing, clothing manufacture and construction.
The Fletcher Jones and Staff Pty Ltd clothing factory opened in 1948 and was closed in 2005. Sir (David Fletcher Jones OBE ( 14 August 1895 - 22 February 1977) was an Australian clothing manufacturer and retailer 
The City's main education centres include Deakin University Warrnambool Campus, the South West Institute of TAFE, government and private primary and secondary schools, and pre-school centres. Deakin University is an Australian public University with around 33600 Higher education students studying as of 2007 South West Institute of TAFE South West Institute of TAFE is Technical and Further Education (TAFE Institute located in the south west of the State of Victoria in Australia As well as the spectacular views from the Great Ocean Road, there are several beaches nearby, some of which are used for surfing. The Great Ocean Road is a 273 km stretch of road along the south-eastern coast of Australia between the Victorian cities of Torquay and Warrnambool Surfing is a surface water sport in which the participant is carried along the face of a breaking wave, most commonly using a Surfboard, although wave-riders In the winter months, Southern Right whales are regularly seen in the waters near the city at the Logan's Beach nursery, and boats offer whale-watching tours. Right whales are the species of large Baleen whales belonging to the Genus Eubalaena. Whale watching is the practice of observing Whales and other Cetaceans in their natural habitat
The Warrnambool Botanic Gardens feature wide curving paths, rare trees, a lily pond with ducks, a fernery, a band rotunda, and was designed by notable landscape architect, William Guilfoyle. For duck as a food see Duck (food; for other meanings see Duck (disambiguation. Landscape architecture involves the investigation and designed response to the landscape William Robert Guilfoyle ( 8 December 1840 – 25 June 1912) was a landscape gardener and botanist in Victoria
The post office and lighthouse date back to the early days of settlement.
Eleven suburbs surround the CBD of Warrnambool: North, South, East and West Warrnambool, Merrivale, Brierly, Dennington, Sherwood Park, Woodford, Bushfield and Allansford. Allansford is a town in the Western District of Victoria, Australia.
Warrnambool's War Memorial is fondly referred to as the "Dirty Angel", due to the fact that, from certain vantage points, the statue appears to be holding an erect penis. The erection of the Penis, Clitoris or a Nipple is its enlarged and firm state 
Several bars and hotels coexist in the town including: the Seanchai, Warrnambool Hotel, The Whaler's Inn, The Criterion, The Royal, The Western, The Caledonian, Mac's, Rafferty's Tavern, The Gallery, The Loft, The Victoria, The Fishbowl and, just out of town, The Junction Hotel.
The Warrnambool foreshore is a popular swimming area, and is adjacent to the Lake Pertobe parklands. A number of caravan parks are also located in the area. A recreational vehicle park (RV park or caravan park is a place where people with Recreational vehicles can stay overnight or longer in alloted spaces known as pitches
Rail and bus services also operate to Melbourne and Geelong. The Princes Highway is a segment of Australia's Highway 1 that extends from Sydney to Adelaide and Port Augusta South Australia The Hopkins Highway in south-western Victoria, Australia (state route B120 is a short highway serving to link the Hamilton Highway at Mortlake Melbourne ( is the second most populous city in Australia, with a Metropolitan area population of approximately 3 MCite/Citephp.--> Geelong (dʒəˈlɔŋ is the second largest city in the state Trains call at Warrnambool's two stations, Warrnambool in the city and Sherwood Park in the city's outer east at Deakin University operating seven days a week. Warrnambool railway station is located in Merri Street in the city of Warrnambool, Victoria, Australia. Sherwood Park is the newest station to open on the Warrnambool railway line, being completed in 2006 Deakin University is an Australian public University with around 33600 Higher education students studying as of 2007
Local buses cover Warrnambool's city and suburbs and extend to the nearby towns of Port Fairy and Koroit. Port Fairy is a coastal town in western Victoria, Australia. It is located on the Princes Highway in the Shire of Moyne west of Warrnambool Koroit is a small rural town in western Victoria, Australia a few kilometres North of the Princes Highway, 18 km North-West of Warrnambool and V/Line buses connect Warrnambool with Portland, Mount Gambier, Ballarat and Hamilton. V/Line is a not for profit regional passenger train and coach service in Victoria, Australia. The city of Portland is the oldest European settlement in what is now the state of Victoria, Australia. Mount Gambier (post code 5290 ( is the second most populous City in South Australia after Adelaide, the capital of the state Ballarat (formerly spelt "Ballaarat" is a city in Victoria, Australia, and one of the country's largest inland cities
Warrnambool is home to the Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic, which is arguably the most prestigious race in Australia. Drivers from all over Australia and America come to Warrnambool on the Australia Day long weekend to claim the trophy.
The city is also the finishing point of the Melbourne to Warrnambool Classic road bicycle race, one of the world’s second oldest bike races, and the longest one day bicycle endurance races in the world, held every October since 1895. History In 1895 Don Charlston conceived the first race after riding from Warrnambool to Melbourne in a personal time trial Road bicycle racing is a popular Bicycle racing Sport held on roads (following the Geography of the area using Racing bicycles The Year 1895 ( MDCCCXCV) was a Common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Common year  
Warrnambool is also the home of the Grand Annual steeplechase, which has more jumps (33) than any other horse race, and is one of the longest steeplechases in the world. The Grand Annual is an Australian Thoroughbred steeplechase for horses run at Warrnambool Victoria during its annual May Racing Carnival The steeplechase is a form of Horse racing (primarily conducted in the United Kingdom, United States, France, and Ireland) and derives  It is held on the first Thursday in May each year as part of a 3 day racing festival, and attracts many people from across Australia. For a topic outline on this subject see List of basic Australia topics. The Wunta festival is held in Warrnambool every February.
The Flagstaff Hill Maritime Museum is in Warrnambool. Warrnambool is a regional city with a population of 30392 people on the south-western coast of Victoria, Australia, located in the municipality City of Warrnambool It includes a model of an 1800s port village and collections of material salvaged from some of the shipwrecks in the area, most notably the Minton peacock salvaged from the Loch Ard. Mintons Ltd, was a major ceramics manufacturing company originated with Thomas Minton (1765-1836 the founder of "Thomas Minton and Sons" who established The Loch Ard was a Clipper ship which was wrecked at Mutton Bird Island just off the Shipwreck Coast of Victoria, Australia This year sees the return of a NYE event with fireworks to the centre of Warrnambool with NYE on the Hill sure to draw big crowds on the 31 December 2007!
Between the 1st-3rd September 2008, the city will host, along with Melbourne, the 2008 Australian Football International Cup, featuring 14 nations from around the world playing Australian rules football. The 2008 Australian Football International Cup is the third time the Australian Football International Cup, an international Australian rules football competition Australian (rules football, or simply known as football, footy or Aussie rules, is a Team sport played between two teams of 18 players  The sport is highly popular in the Warrnambool, the city has a very competitive local league and is the origin of many high profile AFL players.