Anglesea - VIC

  Population - Town

Position

DEG: -38.407299 144.185867
DMS: 38º 24' 26.28" S 144º 11' 9.12" E
UTM: 55 H 5745242mN 254277mE
Altitude: 8.23m

Description

Address & Contact

1 Noble StAnglesea VIC 3230
Phone: 03 5261 0600
Email: info@surfcoast.vic.gov.au
Web: https://www.surfcoast.vic.gov.au/Home

Information

Anglesea is located on the Great Ocean Road in the Surf Coast Shire local government area.

Originally known as Swampy Creek, the area's name was changed to Anglesea River in 1884 when the township was established. A Post Office under that name opened on 16 April 1886 and was renamed Anglesea in 1950. The name is ultimately named after Anglesey which is an island in North Wales.

Alcoa of Australia operated a power station and open-cut coal mine near the town from 1969 until August 2015. The site is now the subject of restorative work.

In February 1983, the Ash Wednesday fires swept through the area, destroying many houses.

Anglesea is a holiday town, especially around Christmas and New Year's Eve. Although the town's main beach usually has reasonable surfing conditions, many surfers opt for the beach known as "Guvvo's", just west of town at the end of O'Donohue Road. Anglesea is also well known locally for its regular riverbank markets, which are held by the river on Anglesea's main street, the Great Ocean Road.

The Surf Coast Walk passes through the town and can either be followed north-east along the coastline to Torquay or south-east towards Aireys Inlet and Moggs Creek.

Point Roadknight, Point Addis and Harvey Street are some of the tourist attractions along with several parks which surround the coastline. The Coogoorah Park is located towards the end of the River Reserve Road which boasts of a network of islands connected by boardwalks and bridges through wetlands.

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Closest Weather Station

Aireys Inlet at 23/08:00am EDT
Distance from Anglesea 10.21km SW
TemperatureFeels LikeRel. HumidityDew PointPressureRainfallWind DirectionWind SpeedGusts
15.8°C15.3°C79%12.2°ChPa0.0mmNNE6km/hr
3knots
11km/hr
6knots

Closest Climatic Station

Aireys Inlet
Distance from Anglesea 10.21km SW
 JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Mean Max. °C22.722.921.319.016.113.813.314.416.117.919.621.0
Mean Min. °C13.914.713.411.59.88.17.37.48.19.211.012.2
Mean Rain mm38.337.034.249.050.360.966.867.757.561.561.340.4

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