Centrally located to many of South Gippsland's best attractions.

Meeniyan is a small township with a tree-lined median strip and variety of boutique stores and cafes. The town slogan “the turning point” provides reference to the fact that at Meeniyan you can choose to travel along the highway to Foster or turn off to explore Fish Creek and Wilsons Promontory.

Meeniyan has justifiably earnt its reputation as the music capital of South Gippsland attracting a vast and eclectic array of Australian and international music acts. Meeniyan was the filming location for the popular ABC1 mini series, ‘Bed of Roses’.


Meeniyan is located approximately 135km south-east of Melbourne and is the turning point for Wilsons Promontory National Park.


Originally, Meeniyan was a station on the South Gippsland railway line. The station was opened during the 1890s and operated until 1991 when the line to Barry Beach servicing the oil fields in Bass Strait was closed. Following the closure, the line was dismantled and turned into the Great Southern Rail Trail. Today, the station grounds retain a pivot sheet, goods platform, mile marker 88 and buffer stop. The Post Office opened on 16 August 1890 shortly before the railway arrived.

Town Facilities

Bendigo Bank, 110-116 Whitelaw Street

Dump Point
Meeniyan Recreation Reserve, Hanily Street

Free WiFi in the town

Long Vehicle Parking
Available parking along Thompkins Rd

IGA plus Liquor, 102 Whitelaw Street

Meeniyan Pharmacy, 118 Whitelaw Street

Post Office
Australia Post, 99 Whitelaw Street

Parks & Playgrounds
Meeniyan Recreation Reserve, 15 Hanily Street
-Playground (toilets, undercover tables & seats and BBQs)
-Camping available
Tanderra Park, 142 Whitelaw St (Undercover tables and seats, BBQ’s)

Activities & Attractions

– View an array of artwork at the Meeniyan Art Gallery
– Walk or ride the Great Southern Rail Trail
– Visit the Meeniyan Bird Hide via the Walking/Cycling path around the wetlands
– Enjoy a day out at the Stony Creek Racing Club
– Race family and friends at Stony Creek Go-Karts

Major Events

– Meeniyan Garlic Festival (February)
– Stony Creek Cup (March)

Town Association

Meeniyan Progress Association


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