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Alexandra is a significant regional centre in Victoria, Australia and 130 kilometres north east of the State Capital, Melbourne. It is located at the junction of the Goulburn Valley Highway (B340) and Maroondah Highway (B360), in the Shire of Murrindindi local government area. At the 2016 census, the town of Alexandra had a population of 2,695. The area has expanded since and is developing steadily. Postcode is 3714.

The area (Alexandra District) surrounding Alexandra has a population of 6420, as at the 2016 census, with growth occurring.

Alexandra celebrated 150 years existence as a town during March, 2017 with large numbers participating in the celebrations over a number of weeks. Gold mining was the catalyst that led to the development of the town with many mines around Alexandra and, particularly, along the UT (Ultima Thule) creek that runs through the centre of town. There is also a small park, known as Rotary Park, adjacent to this creek and in Grant St, the main street. Toilets, barbecues and the Visitor Information Centre are situated at this location together with other facilities.

A picturesque, larger, Leckie Park, which is over 11 hectares in area, is centrally located in Alexandra together with other smaller reserves throughout.

Lake Eildon, a major water storage, is only 12 kilometres to the east of the Alexandra Regional Centre.

Alexandra is the biggest town in this part of Victoria and the headquarters of the municipality as well as many local departments and businesses.

It is often referred to as the gateway to the high country, alongside neighbouring town Yea.

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