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Birregurra, is a town in Colac Otway Shire, Victoria, Australia, approximately 130 kilometres (81 mi) south-west of Melbourne. At the 2021 census, it had a population of 942.In 1839, Wesleyan missionaries and the Victorian colonial government established the Buntingdale Aboriginal Mission in the area - Victoria's first Aboriginal mission.A post office opened in the area on 1 October 1858 and was renamed Mount Gellibrand in 1894, a few days before another nearby office was opened as Birregurra.The railway through the town opened in 1877, as part of the line to the south-west of the state. A branch line to Forrest, which opened in 1891 and closed in 1957, junctioned with the main line at Birregurra. The local railway station is served by V/Line passenger services on the Warrnambool line.

Birregurra has an Australian Rules football team competing in the Colac & District Football League.Golfers play at the Birregurra Golf Club on Hopkins Street.Birregurra is home to the Brae restaurant, which was number 44 in The World's 50 Best Restaurants in 2017.The town has a primary school which had 92 students as of 2023, and is located on Beal Street.

The name comes from an Aboriginal word thought to mean "kangaroo camp". The town is on Gulidjan Country.

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