Moulamein

Moulamein is located approximately 72kms from Swan Hill, on the junction of the Edward River and Billabong Creek, hence the Aboriginal name of Moulamein.

Moulamein held its 150th Celebrations in 2001, it is the oldest town in the Riverina. With a population of approximately 465.

Moulamein has a dual water supply and augmented sewerage system.

Although a relatively small country town, Moulamein boasts a large sporting community with bowls, tennis, football, netball, annual race meeting, little athletics, Clay Gun Club, pony club, polocrosse club and a lake facility for water skiing and swimming pool.

The Lawn Bowls Club has all the usual club facilities of bistro, poker machines, bar and auditorium that is available for hire for private functions.

Councils Main Administration Office and Works Depot are located within Moulamein, along with the Business Centre.

A variety of Accommodation is available to suit just about any level. The Lakeside Caravan Park has units & camping/caravan sites, plus a privately owned Bed & Breakfast just out of town on the Balpool Road, as well as units at the Bowling Club.

The local Advancement Group are an active community group, always on the look out for projects to improve the community.

A primary school to Year 6 is located in Moulamein, with the closest secondary schools being in either Barham or Swan Hill.

Moulamein is home to the Retirement Village & Hostel, in which the funds were raised by the Community.

A number of Historical Features are scattered throughout the township & surrounds, including:

  • The Wharf - where paddle steamers used to drop off & pick up supplies.
  • Old Courthouse - Is now a museum, of which the local lions club are the caretakers.
  • Mooloomoon Woolshed - Is one of the first sheds along the river to unload wool bales straight onto the paddle steamers. The shed, until recently, had still been in use.
  • Grain Storage Facility - As grain growing is a main activity of the area, the receival & storage facility has been operating out of Moulamein for *** years. The only difference being it is now trucked out by road instead of rail. With the water shortages, the last couple of seasons have not had the quantities of grain produced and stored in the area.

Moulamein is a popular camping and fishing destination all year round, with plenty of room along both the Edward River and Billabong Creek for camping.

There is a public boat ramp located behind the Tattersals Hotel, at the end of Barratta Street, on the Edward River. Plus there are a number of low spots along the River where a boat can be put in with a ramp.

All Council asks is that campers & day trippers please take their rubbish with them. There is an extra bin located at the paper shop/service station for campers to use.

Further information can be found under the Main Menu Heading Tourism.