Victoria: 1854-1900.
Listing of Telegraph Offices.


Telegraph Offices were opened according to the lines being completed and the demand being assessed in each area. When it was deemed an Office was needed, it was constructed - or sometimes just located in the same building as the Post Office - and an entry made in the Government Gazette. A typical example is that shown for Newstead at right.

A listing of Telegraph Offices in Victoria to about 1890 is shown below. Hyperlinks lead to further details about that office or to an overview of the Victorian lines.


Newstead 1863
Victorian Government Gazette, Tuesday 3 November, page 1.

Opening dates are accurate as far as possible. Often there was a time difference between making the telegraphic connection and the opening of a proper Telegraph Office in a given locality was years. A best estimate has been made by consulting official or semi-official records (where they exist).

This problem was addressed, to some extent - only 25 years after the first telegraph lines was erected in Victoria - when, in 1879, "the Government has determined to do away with a serious inconvenience arising in connection with the carrying on of postal telegraph offices in townships where the business has hitherto been too small to admit of the establishment of separate offices for telegraph purposes".

Custom has been, and in many places is still, to place the telegraph business in the hands of a storekeeper or hotelkeeper, who in sending messages for his neighbors of course obtains considerable knowledge of their private commercial transactions. This circumstance gives much dissatisfaction in almost every locality in which the telegraph office is in the house of a tradesman. The suspicion arises in many cases that the postmaster may make an improper use of the information obtained from telegrams, and it is well known that many men engaged in business refuse to send messages by telegraph because of their disinclination to reveal their affairs to the person in charge of the office.

It is intended, therefore, to make the telegraph office as far as possible an independent establishment in the country districts, and to secure the most inviolable secrecy with regard to the contents of all messages transmitted and received".

The tables can be copied into an Excel spreadsheet for further sorting and research. Highlight the cells required and follow the usual COPY steps (highlight table, press CTL-C then CTL-V in your spreadsheet).

First letter of Office name. A B C D E F G H


A Telegraph Office Line/Branch Opening date Type of Office Notes
  Abbotsford Suburban   1888
  The Age City     Newspaper line
  Albert Park Suburban November 1883
  Alberton Gippsland
(South Gippsland)
  1887 P&T
  Alexandra Wood's Point December 1873
  Allansford Mount Gambier October 1882
  Allendale Donald Line February 1882
  Altona Southern Coast    
  Amherst Donald line October 1881
  Angler's Rest
(Bairnsdale Branch and beyond)
May 1940 TO  
  Apollo Bay Otways   1885 CN from Krambruk in 1898.
  Apsley Narracoorte August 1882
  Ararat Bordertown November 1858
  Ararat Bordertown March 1878 RSC
  Arcadia Rushworth Branch February 1880 RSC
  The Argus City July 1882   Newspaper line
  Ascot Vale Suburban      
  Ashburton Suburban      
  Avenel Albury November 1874 TO
  Avenel Albury December 1872 RSC
  Avoca Central Victoria
May 1859
  Avoca Central Victoria
August 1878 RSC


B Telegraph Office Line/Branch Opening date Type of Office Notes
  Bacchus Marsh Ballarat No 8 West October 1874
  Back Creek Donald line December 1860 CN to Talbot 14 February 1862.
  Bagshot Eucha line July 1883 RSC
  Bairnsdale Gippsland
(Bairnsdale Branch and beyond)
July 1869
  Balaclava Southern Coast October 1882 RSC
  Ballan Ballarat No. 8 West
(Blackwood Branch)
September 1874
  Ballarat 1st line December 1856
  Ballarat East Ballarat No. 8 West July 1879
  Ballarat West July 1863 RSC
  Balmoral Narracoorte October 1875
  Balwyn North Melbourne NE    
  Barfold Swan Hill    
  Barnawartha North-eastern January 1882
  Barrakee Wycheproof line January 1884 RSC  
  Bayswater Suburban NE        
  Beaconsfield Gippsland April 1879
  Bealiba Donald line September 1878 RSC
  Beaufort Bordertown March 1858
  Beaufort Bordertown August 1874 RSC
  Beeac Mount Gambier   1889 PO Renamed from Ondit.
PO 17 June 1872.
See entry for telegrams.
  Beeac R.S. Mount Gambier   1910 RSC Closed c. 1916
  Beechworth First line/Corowa January 1858 P&T
  Beechworth Corowa August 1878 RSC
  Belfast Mount Gambier March 1858 CN from Port Fairy on 1 January 1854 but then CN back to Port Fairy on 20 July 1887.
  Belvoir See Wodonga      
  Bemm River Gippsland 28 August 1929 TO Upgraded to PO 1 July 1933. SW of Cann River.
  Benalla Corowa May 1858 Junction for Wood's Point line.
  Benalla Corowa August 1873 RSC
  Bendigo 1st line January 1857 CN from Sandhurst about June 1891
  Bentleigh Suburban   1928
  Berwick Gippsland March 1873
  Berwick Gippsland March 1878 RSC
  Bet Bet Donald line   1889    
  Bethanga Albury branch
(Tintaldra Branch)
  Beveridge   March 1883 RSC
  Birregurra Otways February 1874  
  Birregurra Otways July 1883 RSC Line had been constructed in 1878.
  Black Snake Creek Gippsland
(Bairnsdale Branch and beyond)
September 1936 TO  
  Blackwood Ballarat No. 8 West
(Blackwood Branch)
August 1875    
  Boort Wycheproof line May 1884 P&T
  Boort Wycheproof line July 1883 RSC
  Boronia Suburban NE    
  Bourke Street East Melbourne city Jan 1880
  Bowenvale Donald line January 1884 P&T CN from Timor in 1884.
  Box Hill Suburban NE December 1882 RSC Lilydale branch.
  Brandy Creek Gippsland March 1877   Replaced by Buln Buln on 10 October 1892.
  Branxholme Penola
(Portland-Hamilton Branch)
November 1875
  Branxholme   December 1882 RSC
  Briagolong Gippsland
(Bairnsdale Branch and beyond)
  1890 P&T
  Bridgewater (on Loddon) Wycheproof June 1877 CN to Bridgewater about 1941.
  Bright Corowa
(Harrietville Branch)
August 1867 CN from Morse's Creek in 1861.
  Brighton Suburban November 1872 P&T
  Brighton Beach Suburban October 1881 RSC
  Brighton East Suburban   1890 P&T
  Brighton North Suburban November 1881 RSC
  Brighton South Suburban   1890 P&T
  Broadford Albury May 1872 RSC
  Broadmeadows Suburban March 1880 TO  
  Brown Coal Mine Gippsland. July 1918? TO  
  Brunswick Suburban August 1872 P&T
  Bruthen Gippsland
(Bairnsdale Branch and beyond)
May 1880
  Buangor Horsham line August 1879 RSC
  Buchan Gippsland
(Bairnsdale Branch and beyond)
May 1885  
  Buln Buln Gippsland October 1892 Replaced Brandy Creek.
  Bundoora Melbourne NE      
  Buninyong Ballarat No. 8 West October 1862 P&T  
  Bunyip Gippsland November 1877 RSC
  Burrumbeet Bordertown August 1874 RSC
  Burwood Suburban      


C Telegraph Office Line/Branch Opening date Type of office Notes
  Camberwell Suburban        
  Camberwell RS Melbourne NE September 1883 RSC Lilydale Branch on Railway Circuit.
  Camperdown Mount Gambier October 1863
  Camperdown Mount Gambier July 1883 RSC
  Cann River Gippsland     TO 64 km ENE of Orbost. PO opened 1 July 1890.
  Canterbury Suburban      
  Cape Otway Otways September 1859
  Cape Schanck Southern Coast September 1861
  Caramut Penola March 1874
  Carboor Corowa   c. 1913 TO Closed 11 September 1967.
19 km SW of Myrtleford.
  Carisbrook Central Victoria
6 March 1861  
  Carisbrook Central Victoria
January 1861 RSC
  Carlsruhe Swan Hill line March 1880 RSC
  Carlton Suburban February 1875
  Carlton North Suburban   1887 P&T
  Carlton South Suburban    
  Carnegie Suburban   1911
  Cashel Goulburn Valley May 1882 Renamed from Dookie South in December 1877. Closed July 1893.
PO 1894, closed 5 Feb 1900.
  Casterton Penola July 1865
  Castlemaine Central Victoria
January 1857
  Castlemaine Central Victoria
July 1863 RSC
  Caulfield Suburban December 1881  
  Caulfield R.S. Suburban   1914 RSC Telegraph Office reclassified as a Post Office about 1915. Closed about 1926.
  Caulfield East Suburban        
  Caulfield South Suburban        
  Caulfield Racecourse Suburban   1933   Closed about 1960.
  Cavendish Narracoorte January 1885    
  Charlton Wycheproof line January 1878
  Charlton Wycheproof line July 1883 RSC
  Cheltenham Suburban May 1885 P&TO
  Cheltenham Suburban     RSC
  Chewton Deniliquin-Echuca
(Fryerstown branch)
October 1872 P&T
  Chiltern Corowa March 1861 CN from Black Dog Creek in 1853.
Has a branch line from Benalla.
  Chiltern Corowa December 1873 RSC
  Clayton Suburban      
  Clifton Hill Melbourne NE December 1883   Whittlesea Branch.
  Clunes Central Victoria
February 1861
  Clunes Central Victoria
August 1878 RSC
  Clyde Cowes      
  Cobden Railway Station   May 1886 RSC
  Coburg Suburban August 1873 CN from Pentridge 1870.
  Colac Mount Gambier August 1863
  Colac Mount Gambier August 1878 RSC
  Coldstream Melbourne NE line 1889 Has a TO date stamp. 4 km NE Lilydale.
  Coleraine Penola August 1867
  Collingwood Melbourne NE November 1865 On the Lilydale branch.
  Collins Street Melbourne CBD      
  Condah Portland-Ham branch August 1878 RSC
  Congupna Road January 1884 RSC
  Cope Cope Donald line February 1882 RSC
(Fryerstown branch)
  Corryong Albury
(Tintaldra branch)
  Cowes Cowes December 1884 P&T
  Cowwar June 1884 RSC
  Craigieburn November 1877 RSC
  Cranbourne Cowes Branch February 1877
  Creswick Central Victoria
August 1859
  Creswick Central Victoria
June 1880 RSC
  Cricket Ground Suburban      
  Cudgee Mount Gambier November 1878
  Cunninghame Gippsland
(Bairnsdale Branch)
October 1879 CN to Lakes Entrance Jan 1915.
  Customs House   August 1872  


D Telegraph Office Line/Branch Opening date Type of office Notes
  Dandenong Gippsland June 1871
  Dandenong Gippsland March 1879 RSC
  Dargo Gippsland
(Bairnsdale Branch and beyond)
  1891 TO Opening delayed in July because of floods.
  Darnum   December 1883 RSC
  Degraves Street Melbourne CBD July 1914 Replaced Commerce House on 19 November 1956;
replaced by Flinders Lane 29 August 1986.
  Daylesford Central Victoria
August 1859
  Daylesford Central Victoria
February 1881 RSC
  Devenish   June 1884 RSC
  Dimboola Bordertown June 1880
  Dimboola Bordertown July 1882 RSC
  Dixie Mount Gambier      
  Donald Donald line 1 July 1879 CN from Mount Jeffcott 1870.
  Donald Donald line June 1882 RSC
  Doncaster Melbourne NE   1887 P&T
  Donnybrook   August 1883 RSC
  Dromana Southern Coast April 1875
  Drouin Gippsland February 1879
  Drouin   December 1881 RSC
  Drysdale Southern Coast December 1879 RSC
  Drysdale Southern Coast August 1882  
  Dunkeld Narracoorte April 1877 RSC
  Dunolly Central Victoria
August 1859
  Dunolly Central Victoria
August 1878 RSC
  Durham Ox Swan Hill June 1876


E Telegraph Office Line/Branch Opening date Type of office Notes
  Eaglehawk Wycheproof October 1871
  Eaglehawk Wycheproof June 1882 RSC
  East Melbourne Surburban August 1884 P&T  
  Eastern Market Jan 1880 CN to Bourke Street East in 1886
  Echuca Echuca and Deniliquin December 1858
  Echuca Echuca and Deniliquin June 1865 RSC
  Eddington Swan Hill November 1884 P&T
  Edenhope Narracoorte August 1882
  Egerton Ballarat No. 8 West January 1878 See Mount Egerton.
  Elaine Donald April 1875 PO CN from Mount Doran 1872.
  Eldorado Corowa line
(Eldorado Branch)
July 1871
  Elizabeth Street North Melbourne CBD August 1879  
  Elmore Echuca and Deniliquin June 1865 RSC
  Elphinstone Swan Hill April 1873 RSC
  Elsternwick Suburban November 1884 P&T
  Elsternwick Suburban December 1881 RSC
  Eltham Melbourne NE June 1877
  Elwood Suburban    
  Emerald Hill Suburban 8 February 1872 P&T Renamed South Melbourne on 21 November 1883.
Telegraph Office at Emerald Railway Station opened about 1909, was re-classified as a PO about 1915 and clased about 1916.
  Emu Donald August 1883 RSC
  Ensay Gippsland   1889 P&T About half way between Bairnsdale and Omeo.
  Essendon Suburban August 1878 RSC
  Eurack Mount Gambier July 1905 P&T Not previously listed. Has a TO date stamp.
  Euroa Albury   1884 P&T
  Euroa Albury August 1876 RSC
  Everton December 1883 RSC
  Exchange December 1880 TO TO December 1880; PO June 1891;
CN to Stock Exchange TO about 1893.
  Exhibition Building August 1880 TO Closed in 1881.


F Telegraph Office Line/Branch Opening date Type of office Notes
  Fairfield Suburban      
  Fernhill February 1883 RSC
  Ferntree Gully Melbourne NE   1889 RSC
  Fiery Creek         There were two offices with the same name - See Raglan and Streatham.
  Fitzroy Suburban September 1877
  Fitzroy North Suburban April 1879
  Flemington Suburban   1877/78 TO
  Flemington Cattle-yards Suburban January 1878 TO The office was only available to the public on Wednesdays from
8.30 a.m. to 5.30 p.m.
  Flemington Racetrack Suburban December 1876
  Flinders Southern Coast May 1869
  Flinders Street Melbourne CBD April 1879 RSC At Railway Station
  Flynn's Creek   November 1884 RSC
  Footscray Suburban October 1873
  Footscray West Suburban December 1916
  Foster Gippsland
(South Gippsland)
April 1873 CN from Stockyard Creek in 1879.
  Frankston Southern Coast October 1880
  Frankston Southern Coast December 1882 RSC
  Fryerstown Deniliquin-Echuca
(Fryerstown branch)
April 1872 P&T


G Telegraph Office Line/Branch Opening date Type of office Notes
  Gabo Island South-East NSW and Gippsland
(Bairnsdale Branch and beyond)
April 1871 TO TO only - in conjunction with NSW.
  Gaffney's Creek Woods Point May 1871
  Galah       Watson et al Vol 2, p. G-2.
On the road west from Ouyem towards Pinaroo S.A.
  Garvoc   August 1884
  Geelong 1st line December 1854
  Geelong   April 1862 RSC
  Geelong Race Course (see Geelong) February 1878  
Ford Motor Works
(see Geelong)   1926 TO
  Gisborne 1st line - northern September 1883
  Gisborne 1st line - northern August 1884 RSC
  Glen Waverley Melbourne NE      
  Glen Wills Gippsland
(Bairnsdale Branch and beyond)
  1936 TO Destroyed by fire August 1959.
  Glenalbyn Wycheproof  
  Glenloth Wycheproof November 1884 RSC
  Glengarry Gippsland line
    CN 1 December 1884 from La Trobe R.S. which opened as a PO 1 January 1884.
  Glenorchy Bordertown September 1877
  Glenorchy Bordertown January 1879 RSC TO at RS opened c. 1910 and closed c.1916.
  Glenrowan North-eastern August 1883 RSC TO at RS opened 1 October 1910 and closed c.1916.
  Glenroy Suburban      
  Glenthompson Narracoorte August 1878 RSC TO at RS opened c. 1910 and closed c.1916.
  Goon Nure North Gippsland 19 February 1929   Closed 31 December 1939.
  Goorambat North eastern May 1884 RSC
  Goornong Echuca (Northern) September 1877
  Gordons Ballarat No. 8 West March 1875
  Gordons Ballarat No. 8 West December 1882 RSC
  Goroke CC-Western   1890 P&T
  Grantville Cowes March 1885  
  Great Western Bordertown about 1909  
  Greensborough Melbourne NE Off Kangaroo Ground Branch.
  Guilford November 1878 RSC Sometimes referred to as Mount Alexander.


H Telegraph Office Line/Branch Opening date Type of office Notes
  Hamilton Penola March 1861
  Hamilton Penola August 1878 RSC
  Harrietville Corowa
(Harrietville Branch)
September 1884 P&T
  Harrow Narracoorte July 1875
  Hawthorn Melbourne NE July 1872 P&T Lilydale Branch
  Hawthorn Suburban December 1881 RSC
  Hawthorn West Suburban   1890 P&T
  Heathcote Albury
Heathcote Branch)
October 1859
  Heidelberg Melbourne NE August 1876 On Kangaroo Ground branch
  Henty March 1884 RSC
  The Herald City       Newspaper line
  Heyfield Gippsland November 1883 RSC
  Heywood Penola
(Portland-Hamilton Branch).
July 1877
  Hexham Penola April 1858
  Highton Southern Coast    
  Hobson's Bay Railway Station Melbourne CBD April 1879 Also known as Flinders Street.
  Homebush Donald   1914?
  Homebush Lower Donald January 1919 A Telegraph Office during the Receiving Office period.
  Homewood North Eastern 8 October 1894 P&T?  
  Horsham Bordertown January 1875
  Horsham Bordertown August 1879 RSC
  Hotel Victoria Suburban August 1893   Closed about 1919.
  Hotham Suburban June 1875
  Hotham Heights Gippsland
(Bairnsdale Branch and beyond)
1 September 1926 TO Closed about 1970. 11km SE Harrietville.
Only two strikes recorded (Prestige September 2009 Lot 484 and Mossgreen March 2015 Lot 1588).
  Humevale Suburban NE 26 July 1927 TO Upgraded to PO June 1934; closed 31 March 1939.


I Telegraph Office Line/Branch Opening date Type of office Notes
  Inglewood Central Victoria
October 1861  
  Inglewood Central Victoria
August 1878 RSC
  Ivanhoe Melbourne NE August 1876 TO

On Kangaroo Ground branch.
Closed 1 February 1880.

Reopened at PO 1890.


J Telegraph Office Line/Branch Opening date Type of office Notes
  James Gippsland 31 August 1921 TO RO c. 1902; TO 31 August 1921;
CN to Livingstone Valley 14 February1923.
N of Omeo.
  Jamieson Wood's Point June 1865  
  Jung Jung Bordertown September 1879 RSC


K Telegraph Office Line/Branch Opening date Type of office Notes
  Kambruk Otways   1985   CN to Apollo Bay 1898.
  Kangaroo Ground Melbourne NE February 1884 P&T
  Kaniva Bordertown September 1882
  Keilor Road Station   November 1877 RSC Closed 15 Nov 1878; reopened March 1879.
  Kerang Swan Hill August 1863
  Kerang R.S. Swan Hill October 1884 RSC
  Kew Suburban February 1875
  Kilmore North Eastern/Corowa October 1857
  Kilmore (East) North Eastern/Corowa September 1877 RSC The TO at the Kilmore Railway Station was closed on 27 October 1873,
  Kingston   January 1883  
  Kinypaniel South Swan Hill 15 September 1944 TO Closed 19 August 1952. 8 km ENE Korong Vale.
See Prestige 152 Lot 521.
  Knight   3 January 1925 TO TO 3 January 1925; PO 30 November 1925; closed 30 June 1941.
Two recorded examples of the date stamp.
  Korong Vale Wycheproof line May 1882 RSC
  Korumburra Gippsland
(South Gippsland)
  Koroit Mount Gambier September 1872 P&T
  Kowree Narracoorte 1 January 1917 TO CN from Maryvale.
Closed 30 November 1954.
  Krambruk Otways   1885 P&T CN to Apollo Bay in 1898.
  Kyabram Echuca line pre-Sept 1887 RSC In September 1887, advertisement for Mount Scobie Estate referenced the Railway Station and the Telegraph Office.
  Kyneton 1st line - northern April 1857
  Kyneton 1st line - northern July 1876 RSC


L Telegraph Office Line/Branch Opening date Type of office Notes
  Lady's Pass   14 September 1926 TO CN to Mount Camel 1 March 1959.
(11 km N Heathcote).
  Lake Bolac Narracoorte       PO 1 November 1864.
  Lake Rowan Wood's Point December 1882  
  Lake Tyers Gippsland
(Bairnsdale Branch and beyond)
    TO RO 1902; PO 1 July 1927; closed 26 February 1971.
  Lakes Entrance Gippsland
(Bairnsdale Branch and beyond)
CN from Cunninghame Jan 1915
  Lal Lal CC-Western - extn October 1880 RSC
  Lancefield Swan Hill May 1874 Between Kilmore & Kyneton (special line)
  Lancefield July 1881 RSC
  Lancefield Road July 1873 RSC
  Landing Place   1889   Listed in the 1889 Annual Report.
  Launching Place Melbourne NE (?) 1889 P&T
  Lang Lang Cowes      
  Lara February 1878 RSC
  Lauriston Swan Hill   1890 P&T
  Law Courts Melbourne CBD October 1884  
  Learmonth Bordertown May 1874
  Leichardt Inglewood Branch February 1884 RSC
  Leongatha Gippsland      
  Leonard's Hill Donald Line       P.O. opened 1 Nov. 1868;
closed 30 Oct 1971.
  Lethbridge   September 1883 RSC
  Lillimur Bordertown August 1883
  Lilydale Melbourne - NE
(Lilydale Branch)
July 1876
  Lilydale December 1882 RSC
  Linton Narracoorte
(Extn 100)
October 1868 TO
  Lismore Mount Gambier March 1884 TO
  Little River 19 November 1862 RSC
  Little River September 1876
  Longwarry September 1884 RSC
  Longwood Wood's Point November 1857 CN to Longwood East in 1890.
  Longwood Wood's Point December 1880 RSC
  Lorne Otways January 1876
  Lubeck Bordertown August 1879 RSC
  Lyons Narracoorte 15 July 1918 TO PO opened 5 October1889; TO 15 July 1918; closed 5 July 1971. 20 km NW of Heywood.


M Telegraph Office Line/Branch Opening date Type of office Notes
  Macarthur Narracoorte January 1880
  Macedon Swan Hill June 1874 RSC CN from Black Forest 1870.
  Maffra Gippsland
(Bairnsdale Branch and beyond)
July 1875
  Majorca Donald line April 1870 P&T
  Maldon Central Victoria
August 1859
  Maldon Central Victoria
June 1884 RSC Also opened from about 1909 to about 1916.
  Mallacoota East Gippsland
(Bairnsdale Branch and beyond)
  Malmesbury Swan Hill October 1865 Opened at the Railway Station 1889.
  Malmesbury R.S. Swan Hill   c.1910 RSC Closed about 1916.
  Malvern Suburban January 1876
  Mangalore North-eastern February 1880 RSC A TO was also opened from 12 September 110 to about 1916.
  Mansfield Wood's Point November 1868
  Market Street Melbourne CBD August 1872
  Marlo Gippsland Pre 1916 TO R.O. 1902; PO 1 July 1927. Has a TO date stamp.
  Martin's Creek Gippsland February 1953 TO NNE of Orbost; closed 19 November 1966.
  Maryborough Central Victoria
April 1859 TO
  Maryborough Railway Station Central Victoria
July 1874 RSC Also shows the actual brass date stamp.
  McEvoy's Echuca 19 December 1951 TO RO 1902; PO 1 July 1927; TO 19 December 1951; closed 4 June 1952.
  Melbourne, CTO March 1854
  Melton Ballarat No. 8 West September 1877 Has a TO date stamp.
  Melton Ballarat No. 8 West June 1884 RSC
  Meredith Donald April 1875
  Merino Penola
(Merino Branch)
May 1879
  Metcalfe Swan Hill    
  Mildura Swan Hill August 1888
  Milndale Cowes 1 July 1927 P&T Has a TO date stamp used in the Post Office period so presumably a P&T Office. Became a T.O. only on 1 August 1947 before closing on 31 May 1951.
  Mincha Swan Hill Has a TO date stamp.
  Miners Rest Bordertown August 1885 TO 7 miles from Ballarat
  Minyip Bordertown   1887 P&T  
  Mitcham Melbourne NE On the Lilydale branch.
  Mitiamo   August 1883 RSC
  Moe Gippsland January 1877
  Moe Gippsland line July 1878 RSC
  Moonee Ponds Suburban   1869?  
  Moorabbin Suburban May 1909   CN for PO from South Brighton
  Mooroolbark Melbourne NE       On the Lilydale branch.
  Mooroopna Goulburn Valley January 1880 RSC
  Morang Melbourne - NE
(Whittlesea Branch)
January 1880 TO
  Mordialloc Southern Coast August 1876
  Mordialloc Southern Coast January 1882 RSC
  Mornington Southern Coast March 1861 CN from Snapper Point 1864;
Opened at the Railway Station 1889.
  Morse's Creek Corowa
(Harrietville Branch)
August 1867 CN to Bright in 1861.
  Mortlake Penola June 1864 Prior to 1864, the place was refered to as Mount Shadwell.
Opened at the Railway Station 1889.
  Morwell Gippsland August 1879
  Morwell Gippsland January 1882 RSC
  Mount Best Gippsland 1 April 1957 TO RO about 1904; PO 1.7.1927; 1 strike recorded.
  Mount Blackwood August 1875
  Mount Egerton Ballarat No. 8 West January 1878
  Mount Moriac   August 1883 RSC
  Murchison Goulburn Valley December 1874
  Murchison Goulburn Valley February 1880 RSC
  Murrumbeena     1889 P&TO
  Murtoa Bordertown December 1878 RSC
  Murtoa Bordertown June 1880
  Myrniong Ballarat No. 8 West February 1876 PO CN from Pentland Hills 1872.
  Myrtleford Corowa
(Harrietville Branch)
May 1879 CN from Myrtle Creek 1871.
  Myrtleford Corowa December 1883 RSC  
  Mysia Wycheproof line November 1883 RSC  


N Telegraph Office Line/Branch Opening date Type of office Notes
  Nagambie Goulburn Valley January 1875
  Nagambie Goulburn Valley February 1880 RSC
  Naroghid Mount Gambier     TO
  Natimuk Bordertown June 1884 P&T
  Nayook Gippsland 16 August 1928 TO Closed Oct 1950.
  New Gisborne July 1873
  Newmarket Suburban - extn October 1874 RSC
  Newport Otways April 1862 RSC
  Newstead Swan Hill line - extn October 1863
  Newstead Swan Hill line - extn July 1874 RSC
  Newton-Scarsdale Narracoorte September 1872 TO PO opened 12 November 1868.
  Nhill Bordertown January 1882
  Ninda Near Mallee. April 1918 TO RO 2 November 1922; TO 15 April 1918; RO 22 November 1922; PO 1 July 1927; TO 1 February 1958; closed 1 March 1967.
  Niddrie Suburban   1956 P&T CN from Keilor-East in 1956.
  Noble Park Gippsland       On the border of being classified as being on a suburban line.
  Northcote Melbourne NE August 1876 Whittlesea Branch.
  North Essendon Suburban      
  North Melbourne Suburban    
  Numurkah Goulburn Valley December 1882
  Numurkah   September 1881 RSC


O Telegraph Office Line/Branch Opening date Type of office Notes
  Oakleigh Gippsland September 1875  
  Oakleigh Gippsland August 1878 RSC
  Omeo Gippsland
(Bairnsdale Branch and beyond)
November 1879  
  Orbost Gippsland September 1888 TO


P Telegraph Office Line/Branch Opening date Type of office Notes
  Paaratte Western Coast   1938 TO TO c. 1938; PO 1.3.1945; TO 1.3.1963;
closed 22.6.1972.
  Pakenham Gippsland August 1877 Closed 27.2.1878; re-opened 15.9.1880)
  Pakenham Gippsland November 1877 RSC  
  Panmure   August 1884 P&T  
  Parkville   December 1883  
  Parliament Houses Melbourne CBD July 1884
  Pascoe Vale South Suburban    
  Paynesville Gippsland May 1885 TO CN from Toonalook in about 1886.
  Penshurst Penola January 1867
  Pheasant Creek Melbourne NE    
  Piggoreet Narracoorte line
Extn (99)
March 1875
  Pine Lodge Goulburn Valley    
  Pirron Yallock   August 1884 RSC
  Pittong   30 November 1925 TO RO 1 March 1916;
PO 18 December 1924;
TO 30 November 1925;
closed 31 August 1954.
  Point Lonsdale Lookout station September 1861
  Pomborneit North Mount Gambier Has a TO date stamp.
  Porcupine Ridge Donald October 1929 TO TO only
  Port Albert Gippsland December 1864
  Portarlington Otways January 1882 TO
  Port Fairy Mount Gambier March 1858 Renamed from Belfast 20 July 1887.
Opened at the Railway Station 1889.
  Port Melbourne 1st line July 1855 CN from Sandridge 6 March 1884.
  Portland Mount Gambier February 1858
  Portland Western Coast August 1878 RSC
  Portsea Southern Coast January 1877
  Prahran Suburban August 1872 P&T
  Prahran Suburban August 1882 RSC
  Preston Melbourne NE August 1876 On the Whittlesea branch. Has a TO date stamp.
  Prince's Bridge   July 1881 RSC
  Public Offices Melbourne CBD July 1884  
  Puckapunyal Mil. NE line (Heathcote Branch)      
  Pyramid Hill Swan Hill - railway extension February 1884 RSC


Q Telegraph Office Line/Branch Opening date Type of office Notes
  Quarantine Station Southern Coast February 1874  
  Queenscliff 1st line January 1855  
  Queenscliff 1st line July 1881 RSC
  Queensferry Cowes   1890 P&T


R Telegraph Office Line/Branch Opening date Type of office Notes
  Raglan   May 1858 TO Fiery Creek PO opened
18 October 1855 then CN to Raglan 16 May 1860.
  Ravenswood Echuca 1929 TO Opened at the Railway Station 1889. Has a TO date stamp.
  Raywood Swan Hill - railway extension January 1883 RSC
  Redbank Donald      
  Reedy Creek Albury
(Reedy Creek branch)
October 1882 TO
  Reservoir Suburban    
  Rialto Melbourne CBD    
  Richmond Suburban January 1872 P&T
  Richmond South Suburban April 1876 Receiving House.
  Riddell's Creek July 1876 TO
  Ringwood Suburban NE     RSC Lilydale branch.
  Robinvale Swan Hill July 1926 PO CN from Bumbong 1924
  Rochester Echuca line May 1875
  Rockbank Ballarat No. 8 West 1889 Opened at the Railway Station 1889. Has a TO date stamp.
  Rokewood Narracoorte line
Extn (99)
September 1873
  Romsey Swan Hill line May 1874
  Romsey Swan Hill line July 1881 RSC
  Rosanna Melbourne NE      
  Rosedale Gippsland March 1867
  Rosedale   September 1882 RSC
  Rushworth Goulburn Valley December 1874
  Rutherglen Corowa August 1862 25
  Rutherglen Corowa April 1879 RSC


S Telegraph Office Line/Branch Opening date Type of office Notes
  Sale Gippsland September 1864
  Sale Gippsland August 1878 RSC
  Sandhurst 1st line January 1857 CN to Bendigo about June 1891.
  Sandhurst Northern July 1863 RSC  
  Sandhurst Beehive   July 1882    
  Sandridge 1st line July 1855 CN to Port Melbourne on
6 March 1884.
  Sandridge West Sthn Coast  line March 1879
  San Remo Cowes    
  Scarsdale Narracoorte
Extn (99)
September 1872 P&T See Newton-Scarsdale.
  Sebastian Swan Hill - railway extension June 1884 RSC
  Sebastopol Ballarat No 8 West
(Extn 139)
January 1870 P&T
  Serpentine Creek Swan Hill September 1873 TO Closed 3.2.1870;
reopened 16.9.1873;
CN to Serpentine 1917.
  Seymour North-eastern/Corowa June 1865
  Seymour North-eastern May 1872 RSC
  Shady Creek Gippsland line January 1871
  Shepparton Goulburn Valley October 1879
  Shepparton Goulburn Valley February 1880 RSC
  Skipton Narracoorte September 1876
  Smeaton Daylesford February 1882
  Smythesdale Narracoorte June 1863  
  Snake Valley Narracoorte line
(Extn 100)
December 1883  
  Snapper Point Southern Coast March 1861 Renamed Mornington in 1864.
  Sorrento Southern Coast February 1874
  South Geelong   21 April 1862 RSC
  South Melbourne Suburban 8 February 1872 Known as Emerald Hill until renamed South Melbourne
on 21 November 1883.
  South Melbourne   21 November 1881 RSC
  South Yarra Suburban August 1872 P&T
  South Yarra   December 1881 RSC
  Spencer Street Melbourne CBD October 1861 RSC Railway Station
  Springs November 1878 RSC
  Springvale Gippsland     So classified because the line from Dandenong was the beginning
of the line to Gippsland.
  St. Albans Suburban      
  St. Arnaud Donald January 1865
  St. Arnaud Donald March 1879 RSC
  St James Wood's Point September 1883 RSC
  St. Kilda Suburban February 1871
  St. Kilda West Suburban December 1878
  St. Kilda Railway Station Suburban December 1878
  Stanley Corowa      
  Stawell Bordertown October 1861 CN from Quartz Reefs 1870.
  Stawell Bordertown December 1877 RSC
  Stockyard Creek Gippsland line
(South Gippsland)
25 April 1873 TO CN to Foster in 1879.
  Stock Exchange Melbourne CBD   1893 TO TO 1893; RO 1901; PO 1902; TO 1 September 1925;
closed 11 October 1968.
  Stoneyford Mount Gambier Has a TO date stamp.
  Stratford Gippsland line
(Bairdsdale Branch and beyond)
May 1873
  Streatham Narracoorte July 1858 CN from Fiery Creek PO
1 January 1854,
  Stuartmill Donald line December 1869 Closed 28 February 1879
  Sunbury Suburban February 1867 RSC Below Gisborne.
  Sunbury Volunteer Camp March 1877
  Sunshine Suburban    
  Surrey Hills Suburban    
  Swan Hill Swan Hill line April 1863 Opened at the Railway Station 1889.
  Swift's Creek Junction     1890  


T Telegraph Office Line/Branch Opening date Type of office Notes
  Tabberabbera Gippsland
(Bairnsdale Branch and beyond)
31 August 1938 TO Closed 31 August 1966.
  Tabilk Goulburn Valley
(Goulburn Valley Branch).
  1889 Opened at the Railway Station 1889.
  Talbot Central Victoria
December 1860 CN from Back Creek 14 February 1862.
  Tallangatta Albury branch
(Tintaldra Branch).
November 1884 P&T
  Tallarook North-eastern November 1877 RSC
  Tallygaroopna Goulburn Valley Branch September 1881 RSC
  Tannahills Gippsland 16 September 1966 TO RO 1 August 1923; PO 1 July 1927; TO 16 September 1956;
closed 30 September 1965. 7 km Foster.
  Taradale Swan Hill line November 1861
  Tarnagulla Central Victoria
November 1860 CN from Sandy Creek.
  Tarraville Gippsland
(South Gippsland)
June 1877
  Tatura Goulburn Valley November 1882
  Tatura Goulburn Valley February 1880 RSC
  Terang Mount Gambier November 1871
  The Ridge Gippsland April 1923 TO SW of Bairnsdale.
  Thomastown Suburban
  Tidal River Camp Gippsland 26 December 1947 TO TO 26 Dec 1947; PO 1 Nov 1954; CN to Tidal River Jan 1964.
  Tintaldra Albury branh
(Tintaldra Branch)
August 1886 TO  
  Tongala Echuca line 1882 RSC CN to Kanyapella.
  Tonghi Creek Gippsland     Has a TO date stamp.
  Tongio Gippsland      
  Toolamba February 1880 RSC
  Toongabbie Gippsland May 1878 TO  
  Toongabbie November 1883 RSC Closed 1884.
  Toora Gippsland
(South Gippsland)
  Tooradin Cowes      
  Toorak Suburban May 1877 Closed 1 Dec 1878.
Reopened April 1884.
  Trafalgar Gippsland October 1883
  Trafalgar Railway Station. Gippsland   1910 Closed about 1916.
  Tragowel Swan Hill May 1878 TO Has a TO date stamp.
  Traralgon Gippsland May 1875
  Traralgon Gippsland August 1878 RSC
  Treasury Melbourne CBD July 1884  
  Trentham July 1880 RSC
  Tungamah Woods Point April 1884 P&T
  Tungamah Railway Station Wood Point May 1886 RSC


U Telegraph Office Line/Branch Opening date Type of office Notes
  Upper Macedon July 1880


V Telegraph Office Line/Branch Opening date Type of office Notes
  Vaughan December 1878
  Violettown North-East line January 1877 RSC


W Telegraph Office Line/Branch Opening date Type of office Notes
  Wabdallah Bordertown May 1873
  Wahgunyah Corowa February 1861
  Wahgunyah Corowa March 1879 RSC
  Walhalla Gippsland line November 1870 P&T
  Wallan Wallan May 1872 RSC
  Walsh's Creek 13 February 1925 TO Closed 13 September 1939. 22 km ENE Warburton.
  Wal Wal Bordertown   1887 RSC
  Wandiligong Corowa
(Harrietville Branch)
January 1885  
  Wandong February 1883 RSC
  Wangaratta North-east/Corowa July 1858
  Wangaratta North-east/Corowa November 1873 RSC
  Warracknabeal Bordertown     CN from Werracknabeal
  Warragul Gippsland June 1881
  Warragul Gippsland March 1878 RSC
  Warrenheip September 1879 RSC
  Warrnambool Mount Gambier March 1858 Opened at the Railway Station 1889.
  Waterloo Gippsland January 1880 CN to Yarragon December 1883.
  Waterloo R.S. Gippsland August 1882
  Waterloo Bordertown January 1892 P&T
  Wedderburn Wycheproof line February 1876
  Wedderburn Road Wycheproof line July 1884 RSC
  Welshpool Gippsland   1890 P&T About 20 km east of Foster
  Werribee Otways April 1862 RSC
  Whittlesea Melbourne NE June 1879 On the Whittlesea branch.
Opened at the Railway Station 1889.
  Wickliffe Road   August 1884 RSC
  Williamstown 1st line March 1854
  Williamstown Junction April 1862 RSC
  Williamstown Pier January 1870 RSC
  Wilson's Promontory Gippsland April 1873 TO
  Winchelsea Otways February 1874
  Winchelsea Western Coast August 1878 RSC
  Windermere Bordertown March 1884 RSC
  Windsor Suburban November 1881 RSC
  Wodonga Corowa January 1858 Previously named Belvoir.
  Wodonga Corowa November 1873 RSC
  Woodend Swan Hill October 1861 RSC
  Wood's Point Wood's Point October 1865
  Wunghnu North Eastern
(Rushworth Branch).
  1890 P&T 7 km south of Numurkah.
Became a separate TO about 1910 and closed about 1916.
  Wycheproof Wycheproof line October 1883 RSC CN of PO to Moffat in 1884.
The office at the Railway Station was separate from about 1903 to about 1916.
  Wychetella Wycheproof line July 1883 RSC
  Wunghnu Goulburn Valley December 1881 RSC


Y Telegraph Office Line/Branch Opening date Type of office Notes
  Yackandandah Corowa February 1861  
  Yan Yean Melbourne NE August 1879   On the Whittlesea branch.
  Yarragon Gippsland January 1880   Opened as Waterloo.
CN from Waterloo in
December 1883
  Yarragon South Gippsland December 1878  
  Yarram Yarram Gippsland
(South Gippsland)
July 1882    
  Yarrawonga Wood's Point September 1882    
  Yarrawonga Railway Station   May 1886 RSC  
  Yea Albury branch
(Yea branch)
July 1879  
  Yea   November 1883 RSC
  Yendon March 1873 RSC



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