Thoona is a town in north-eastern Victoria, Australia. The town is in the Rural City of Benalla local government area, 247 kilometres (153 mi) north east of the state capital Melbourne. At the 2006 census, Thoona and the surrounding area had a population of 474 dropping to just 127 ten years later.[1]

Entering Thoona from the west
Thoona is located in Rural City of Benalla
Coordinates36°20′0″S 146°05′0″E / 36.33333°S 146.08333°E / -36.33333; 146.08333Coordinates: 36°20′0″S 146°05′0″E / 36.33333°S 146.08333°E / -36.33333; 146.08333
Population127 (2016 census)[1]
LGA(s)Rural City of Benalla
State electorate(s)Euroa
Federal division(s)Indi

Thoona Post Office opened on 18 August 1882.[2] Thoona Primary School closed in 2015.[3]

The town itself is located on the edge of a small hill and the word Thoona is Aboriginal for “small hill”, also. The Warby Ranges are around 5 kilometres (3 mi) east. Thoona was home to the first co-operative butter factory in north-east Victoria.[4] In March each year Thoona hosts the Victorian Wheelie Bin championships. A documentary on the event was made in 2001.[5]


  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "Thoona (State Suburb)". 2006 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 4 June 2009.
  2. ^ Premier Postal History. "Post Office List". Retrieved 11 April 2008.
  3. ^ "Small school closures continue in rural Victoria". The Weekly Times. 5 November 2015. Retrieved 31 January 2019.
  4. ^ Preston, Matt (7 March 2009). "Thoona or later". The Age. Retrieved 15 June 2009.
  5. ^ "Township Tour: Thoona". Film North East Victoria (cached). Film Victoria. Archived from the original on 7 April 2015. Retrieved 27 July 2015.

External linksEdit

  Media related to Thoona at Wikimedia Commons