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Town in Victoria, AustraliaPort CampbellVictoriaAerial photograph of Port CampbellPort CampbellCoordinates38°37′0″S 142°59′0″E / 38.61667°S 142.98333°E / -38.61667; 142.98333Coordinates: 38°37′0″S 142°59′0″E / 38.61667°S 142.98333°E / -38.61667; 142.98333Population478 (2016 census)Postcode(s)3269Location 224 km (139 mi) SW of Melbourne 67 km (42 mi) E of Warrnambool LGA(s)Corangamite ShireState electorate(s)PolwarthFederal Division(s)WannonMean max temp
Mean min temp
20 °C 68 °F
7.5 °C 46 °F
80.9 mm 3.2 in
Localities around Port Campbell:Heytesbury Lower
Port Campbell (/ˈkæmbəl/) is a coastal town in Victoria, Australia. The town is on the Great Ocean Road, west of the Twelve Apostles, in the Shire of Corangamite. At the 2016 census, Port Campbell had a population of 478.
The Twelve Apostles Limestone structure
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The town was settled in the 1870s, with the first wharf being built in 1880. Port Campbell Post Office opened on 19 March 1874. It was renamed Port Campbell West in 1881 when a new Port Campbell office opened near the wharf. At the 2001 census, Port Campbell had a population of 372. At the 2006 census, Port Campbell had a population of 599. At the 2011 census, Port Campbell had a population of 618.
Port Campbell is now a popular tourist destination for visiting The Twelve Apostles, located 12 kilometres to the east of the town and the Port Campbell National Park, as well as maintaining a small crayfishing community.
The town seen from the war memorial lookout
The headland of the harbour at Port Campbell
The fishing docks
^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Port Campbell (State Suburb)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 28 January 2018.
^ Butler, S., ed. (2009). "Port Campbell". Macquarie Dictionary (5th ed.). Sydney: Macquarie Dictionary Publishers Pty Ltd. 1952 pages. ISBN 978-1-876429-66-9.
^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Port Campbell (State Suburb)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 2018-01-28.
^ "PORT CAMPBELL". Camperdown Chronicle. VII, (651). Victoria, Australia. 24 December 1880. p. 3. Retrieved 23 January 2019 – via National Library of Australia.
^ Premier Postal History, Post Office List, retrieved 2008-04-11
^ "Port Campbell". Visit Victoria. Tourism Victoria. Retrieved 5 December 2013.
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