About Barwon Downs
Barwon Downs is a town in Victoria, Australia.
Barwon Downs is located in the foothills of the
Otway Ranges, 151 kilometres (94 mi) south west of
the state capital, Melbourne. The township was
proclaimed on 10 May 1910 At the 2006 census,
Barwon Downs had a population of 167.
The main industries in the area are agriculture,
forestry and tourism. Barwon Downs has a church,
tennis courts and public hall. Barwon Downs also
has a local Country Fire Authority (CFA) with
members from the local community. Since the
1990s an aquifer in the Barwon Downs area have
been used as a supply of water for Geelong in
periods of drought.