Linga, Victoria

Linga is a locality situated on the section of the Mallee Highway and Pinnaroo railway line between Ouyen and the South Australian border in the Sunraysia region. It is situated about 8 kilometres east from Boinka and 11 kilometres west from Underbool.

Entering Linga
Linga is located in Rural City of Mildura
Coordinates35°10′24″S 141°41′33″E / 35.17333°S 141.69250°E / -35.17333; 141.69250Coordinates: 35°10′24″S 141°41′33″E / 35.17333°S 141.69250°E / -35.17333; 141.69250
Population10 (2016 census)[1]
Elevation98 m (322 ft)
LGA(s)Rural City of Mildura
State electorate(s)Mildura
Federal division(s)Mallee
Localities around Linga:
Boinka Murray-Sunset Murray-Sunset
Boinka Linga Underbool
Big Desert Big Desert Big Desert

The name Linga is believed to be an invented derivative from the traditional Aboriginal name Lar-gni which meant camp of ... because as a place to camp it was a place to linger.[3]

The Post Office (as a receiving office) opened on 15 July 1912 when a regular mail service was provided by the opening of the railway from Ouyen to Murrayville a month earlier. It was called Manpy until 1913 and closed in 1975.[4]

Linga State School (No. 3798) opened on 31 March 1913 in the local hall, with a permanent building erected in 1916. The school closed on 17 December 1970. The building was subsequently sold and relocated to Ouyen.[5]

Linga South State School (No. 4460) opened on 30 January 1930 and closed in 1949.[6]


  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "Linga (State Suburb)". 2006 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 1 October 2007.
  2. ^ Travelmate Archived 24 March 2007 at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ Dictionary of Aboriginal Placenames Archived 19 February 2007 at the Wayback Machine
  4. ^ Phoenix Auctions History, Post Office List, retrieved 10 February 2021
  5. ^ What Happened To All The Schools?. Local History Resource Centre. 1989. p. 30.
  6. ^ What Happened To All The Schools?. Local History Resource Centre. 1989. p. 31.