Loch

Loch StreetscapeLoch Suspension BridgeView from Cape Horn LookoutLoch's beautiful Sunnyside Park
Loch Streetscape
  Loch Streetscape  
Loch Suspension Bridge
  Loch Suspension Bridge  
View from Cape Horn Lookout
  View from Cape Horn Lookout  
Loch's beautiful Sunnyside Park
  Loch's beautiful Sunnyside Park  
History of Loch
- Loch in South Gippsland was established with the coming of the railway in the 1876.

- Early in Loch's development, the townspeople recognised the need for a local and accessible school to provide the fluctuating numbers of children with an elementary and socialising education. Petitions were sent to the Victorian Department of Education for this purpose and by 1889 the school had been constructed and a Head Teacher, Francis William Clarke, appointed. He remained at Loch for the next 28 years and his time there provides the focus for a broad exploration into the establishment and growth of a small Victorian town. The school's fluctuating numbers reflect the transient nature of Loch's early population, while Clarke's experiences with the Victorian Department of Education demonstrate the difficulties of dealing with a remote and officious bureaucracy. In many ways the history of this school and its teacher provide valuable information about living in what was then an isolated town, and the efforts of its residents to establish a sense of place and community. Through school history, we gain insight into the values, aspirations and achievements of the town's people.

*History information was gathered online from 'The Township is a Rising One' - a book (abstract) by Lyn Payne. On the Public Record Office Victoria.

Loch Vilage Today
- Loch Village, is a thriving craft community with cosy cafes, charming curios, antique stores and galleries.

- The village is set back from the highway amoungst colourful cottage gardens that spill out cheekily onto the street.

- Loch Village hosts some of the best festivals and events in Gippsland including the Loch Village Food and Wine Festival which is presented over the Queen's Birthday long weekend in June.

Loch Village Facilities
Post Office, shops, garage, eateries, hotel, parks, play ground, tourist railway, sporting facilities, scenic lookout, suspension bridge, free BBQs, Public Hall, Churches, Primary school, V/Line coach service.

Quick facts about Loch
- 100 kilometres south-east of Melbourne

Major events in Loch
- Loch Village Food & Wine Festival - The Main Event is on the Sunday of the Queen's Birthday weekend in June.
- Loch Village Antique Fair
- Loch Village Garden Festival -

How to get to Loch
Loch is approximately 80-minutes drive from Melbourne on the South Gippsland Highway. From Melbourne via the Monash Freeway to Pakeham/Koo Wee Rup Rd then onto the South Gippsland Highway.

V/Line coach services are available for travel on the Yarram Line

Loch Community Development Association Incorporated

Address:Loch Village, Loch VIC 3945
Phone #1:0438 027 205
or +61 438 027 205 from overseas
Phone #2:0433 969 835
or +61 433 969 835 from overseas
Social:
Email:correspondencelcda@gmail.com
Web:
-38.36872863769531145.7062225341797