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Leopold
GeelongVictoria
Population 10,111 (2011 census)
Postcode(s) 3224
Location
  • 86 km (53 mi) SW of Melbourne
  • 11 km (7 mi) E of Geelong
  • 14 km (9 mi) NW of Ocean Grove
  • 11 km (7 mi) W of Drysdale
LGA(s) City of Greater Geelong
State electorate(s) Bellarine
Federal Division(s)
Suburbs around Leopold:
Moolap Port Phillip Port Phillip
Moolap Leopold Curlewis
Connewarre Connewarre Wallington

Leopold is a residential eastern suburb of Geelong and is a gateway to the Bellarine Peninsula.

History

The area was formerly known as Kensington. The post office opened as Kensington on 19 May 1858, and was renamed Kensington Hill in 1882, Leopold Hill in 1884 and Leopold in 1885.

Heritage listed sites

Leopold contains a number of heritage listed sites, including:

  • 221-229 Matthews Road, Melaleuka
  • 715-729 Bellarine Highway, St Marks On The Hill

Today

The Bellarine Rail Trail passes through Leopold. The Gateway Plaza is situated on the corner of the Bellarine Peninsula and Melaluka road.

Leopold is constructing four new residential developments called the Kensington Estate, the Estuary Estate, the Debionair Heights Estate and the Gateway Estate. Many of the available land has been sold. Houses are either in construction and others near finished.

The town has an Australian rules football team competing in the Geelong Football League known as the Lions.

The Leopold Sportsmans Club provides bowls green, squash, function rooms and other facilities.

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