Hill End, Victoria

Hill End is a town in the West Gippsland region of Victoria, Australia. The town is in the Shire of Baw Baw local government area, 104 kilometres (65 mi) east of the state capital, Melbourne. At the 2006 census, Hill End and the surrounding area had a population of 448.[1] The main industry in Hill End area is dairy farming.[citation needed]

Hill End
Hill End is located in Baw Baw Shire
Hill End
Hill End
Coordinates38°00′0″S 146°09′0″E / 38.00000°S 146.15000°E / -38.00000; 146.15000Coordinates: 38°00′0″S 146°09′0″E / 38.00000°S 146.15000°E / -38.00000; 146.15000
Population448 (2006 census)[1]
Elevation335 m (1,099 ft)
LGA(s)Shire of Baw Baw
State electorate(s)Narracan
Federal Division(s)Monash


Hillend Post Office opened on 8 January 1900 and closed in 1981.[2]


Around 115 families live in the area and of those 33.0% have one or more children under the age of 15. 4.3% of families have only a single parent while 43.5% of couples have no children. Hill End covers an area of approximately 18002 hectares or around 180 square kilometres (km2) (44484 acres).

There are 137 private dwellings in Hill End. The composition of occupied private dwellings in Hill End is as follows: 97.8% separate houses, 0.0% semi-detached houses (e.g. townhouses, row or terrace houses), 0.0% flats (including units and apartments).

In terms of people aged 15 years or more living in Hill End 59% are married, 6% are divorced, 4% are separated, 2% are widowed and 29% have never married.

Compared to the rest of Australia, Hill End has close to average migrant population, with around 24.7% of residents being born overseas. The top 5 countries of birth for migrants in the area are: United Kingdom (5.6%), Netherlands (1.8%), New Zealand (0.9%), South Africa (0.9%), United States of America (0.9%).


Hill End Primary School closed in 2006, due to very low numbers of enrolments.[citation needed] At secondary level students usually travel by school bus to the nearby towns of Newborough to attend Lowanna Secondary College or Lavalla Catholic College, or to Trafalgar to attend Trafalgar High School.[citation needed]


  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "Hill End (State Suburb)". 2006 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 14 December 2008.
  2. ^ Premier Postal History, Post Office List, retrieved 26 October 2016