BIRCHIP

Birchip is a small crossroads town in the north central region of Victoria. The town has big wide roads, and has most essential services. If traveling from Melbourne to Mildura, Birchip is just short of the two-thirds mark.

A pastoral run was established in the region named Wirmburchep and when surveyed a parish was gazetted as Wirmbirchip. Birchip is the home of the big Mallee Red Bull.

Closer settlement began in the area by then known as Wirrimbirchip around 1882 and a Post Office under that name opened on 2 July 1883 (Birchip from 1 January 1890).The town was surveyed as Birchip in 1887 though known by the inhabitants by the original name for quite some years later.

The farms in the area typically grow grains, and other cereals. Some people have pig sheds, though most livestock in the district are sheep. There is a hospital which shares a lodge for elderly care and there is an aerodrome for light aircraft.

The Catholic Church is a new and imposing building. Likewise the Anglican and United Churches are modern offers. Sad that all of the traditional offers have not survived.

The Birchip Museum is on the southern edge of the town.

The Memorial Gardens are central cbd.

The Birchip Hotels are a mix of old, classic and traditonal types of pubs.

Birchip would be considered a drive through town, but there are some aspects about the place that says a few hours stay are required to get the best about this nice country town.

Heritage diary

Fireplace Dump Station
General Store Bottled Gas
Internet Caravan
Camping   4WD
Kitchen Facilities Disabled access
Laundry Toilets
Campervans Accommodation
Meals   Airport
Pets Allowed   Boat Ramp
Telephone Picnic Area
Roadside Rest Area Electricity
Scenic Swimming
Tap water   Thermal Area
Stream Water   Walking tracks
Rotary Club Lions Club
Gymnasium   Gardens
Winery   Whitewater Rafting
Surfing Skydiving
Skiing Scenic Flights
Postal Service Police
Movie Location   Mountain Biking
Kayaking   Jet Boating
Information Hospital
Hang Gliding Golf Course