Meeniyan ( a very strange name) is encounted when traveling between Leongather and Foster (or vice versa). This is a small country town located 150 km east of Melbourne and 15 km south-east of Leongatha.

It is claimed that the town's name is derived from a local Aboriginal word meaning 'moon behind the trees over the water'. An alternative interpretation says 'maneyanin' was an Aboriginal word meaning 'moon'.

The Post Office opened on 16 August 1890 shortly before the railway

The town centre is marked by a wide tree-lined median strip and a number of craft and antique shops along both sides and the Meeniyan War Memorial are located within the median strip.

An annual art and craft show takes place in November, each year.

The town is also now known for the filming of Bed of Roses a mini-series on the ABC.

There is evidence of heritage interest within the town.

The Meeniyan Hotel is an 100 year old Victorian classic.

The Meeniyan congregational churches are a mix of new,  the very new and ugly.

When visiting Meeniyan be sure to visit this store. This is an amazing shop.

Meeniyan is a cross roads town, so any diversion is short, and that store awaits your visit.


  Fireplace   Dump Station
General Store Bottled Gas
  Internet   Caravan
  Camping   4WD
Kitchen Facilities Disabled access
Laundry Toilets
  Campervans Accommodation
Meals   Airport
Pets Allowed   Boat Ramp
Telephone Picnic Area
Roadside Rest Area Electricity
Scenic Swimming
Tap water   Thermal Area
Stream Water   Walking tracks
  Rotary Club Lions Club
  Gymnasium   Gardens
Winery   Whitewater Rafting
  Surfing   Skydiving
  Skiing   Scenic Flights
Postal Service Police
Movie Location   Mountain Biking
  Kayaking   Jet Boating
  Information   Hospital
  Hang Gliding Golf Course