Kilmore is an urban town situated roughly 60 kilometres north-west of Melbourne. The population of Kilmore's main township, which has a rich history, was recorded at 7,958 as of the 2016 census. As well as being home to an expansive range of flora, bird-life and butterflies.
Kilmore’s motto is 'Fairest Town in Victoria' and its boundaries cover an area spanning sixty square kilometres at its widest point.
Kilmore is a region that experiences a moderate range of climates throughout the year. The region's winters are mild, with average daytime temperatures reaching around seventeen degrees while its summers are warm and sunny, averaging around twenty-four degrees. Rainfall is moderate throughout the year.
At the 2016 Census, Kilmore had a population of 7,958 people living within its boundaries. The majority (83%) of people in Kilmore identify as Australian, while less than 3% identify as Asian.
The median age in Kilmore is thirty-eight years, and the town has a greater number of females (51%) than males (49%). Approximately 23% of individuals living in Kilmore identify as having come from a non-English speaking background.
Kilmore is a family-oriented town with a rich history and culture. Kilmore’s primary school system consists of three primary schools - Kilmore Primary School, St Patrick's Primary School and St Johns Primary School - which serve students from kindergarten to Year 6.
Kilmore's community is primarily centred around its main street, which includes a post office, an information centre and a range of local shops. In addition to this, the town contains a library, churches and an RSL. There are also several parks dotted throughout Kilmore with playgrounds and barbecue facilities. On weekends, these hubs are often filled with families as locals enjoy their day off from work.
There is public transport that runs through Kilmore via V/Line and the Sunbury Bus Lines. Melbourne is a three-hour drive away, meaning the majority of Kilmore's residents are required to drive to work.
Kilmore is also famous as the home of a number of wineries, such as Curly Flat Vineyard, The Winery Kitchen, Hanging Rock Winery, and Tahbilk Winery & Vineyard.
Some attractions in Kilmore are Monument Hill Reserve and Tramway Heritage Centre. Monument Hill Reserve is a wonderful recreational area located an hour north of Melbourne near Kilmore. It is ideal for sports including as bushwalking and horseback riding. Whereas, trams from Melbourne, Geelong, Ballarat, Bendigo, and Adelaide are on display at the Tramway Heritage Centre. The collection includes cable trams from 1884, electric trams from all around Australia, buses, and work vehicles.
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