Leopold

The spreading suburb of Leopold lies on both sides of the Bellarine Highway, with small shopping areas in each part.

Leopold is on high ground but has several waterholes and wetlands around its perimeter. One has been made into the Gateway Sanctuary reserve.

Boating is popular among residents since the town enjoys quick access to jetties along Corio Bay, a short drive to the north. Leopold also enjoys proximity to the dramatic beaches and bays around Queenscliff, Point Lonsdale and Ocean Grove.

History

The town was called Kensington before it was renamed Leopold in 1892, after Queen Victoria's son, the Duke of Albany. It was established in 1852 after other small subdivisions had failed. Initially, buildings were of wattle and daub, or even canvas.

Later there were paling houses with wooden roof shingles. Proximity to Point Henry attracted settlers who had been to the goldfields and wanted to buy small farms. The first church services were held in different pioneers' homes - according to denomination.

In 1885, Kensington was described as a good fruit-growing area with a population of 100 people living within a mile of the post office. Early postal activities were conducted from the first shops in the area. And the famously named hotel - the Help Me Through The World Hotel - operated on the Portarlington Road, towards Curlewis.

Leopold remained a rural community until the 1960s, when industrial development at Moolap and Point Henry made Leopold an attractive place to live. Its population doubled between 1961 and 1971 and doubled again in the following decade.

Postcode: 3224

Council Ward: Bellarine,

Surrounding Suburbs/Towns: Connewarre, Curlewis, Moolap, Wallington,

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Allanvale Pre-School
28 Allanvale Avenue, Leopold 3224 VIC Australia
City of Greater Geelong (Leopold Red Robin Supported Playgroup)
Leopold Children & Family Services, 31-39 Kennsington Road, Leopold 3224 VIC Australia
Eastside Calisthenics College
Leopold Old Time Dance Hall, 805-809 Bellarine Highway, Leopold 3224 VIC Australia
Estia Health - Leopold
52-60 Ash Road Leopold 3224 VIC Australia
FC Leopold
4-30 Estuary Boulevard, Leopold 3224 VIC Australia
Geelong Ocean Grove Scottish Country Dance Group Inc
805 Bellarine Highway, Leopold 3224 VIC Australia
Holy Trinity Leopold
32-40 Mollers Lane, Leopold 3224 VIC Australia
Kensington Grange
1-13 Ferguson Road, Leopold 3224 VIC Australia
Kezza Black Art
787 Bellerine Highway, Leopold 3224 VIC Australia
Leopold Child and Family Centre
31-39 Kensington Road, Leopold 3224 VIC Australia
Leopold Combined Probus Club Inc
Leopold Sportsmans Club, 135 Kensington Road, Leopold 3224 VIC Australia
Leopold Community & Learning Centre
Leopold Community Hub, 31-39 Kensington Road, Leopold 3224 VIC Australia
Leopold Cricket Club Inc
Leopold Recreation Reserve, 91-139 Melaluka Road, Leopold 3224 VIC Australia
Leopold Early Learning Centre
688 Bellarine Highway, Leopold 3224 VIC Australia
Leopold Football Netball Club Inc
Leopold Community Bank Oval, 91-139 Melaluka Road, Leopold 3224 VIC Australia
Leopold Gateway Probus Club Inc
Leopold Sportsmans Club,135 Kensington Road, Leopold 3224 VIC Australia
Leopold Kindergarten
29 Kanimbla Avenue, Leopold 3224 VIC Australia
Leopold Men's Shed
Club Italia, 515 Bellarine Highway, Leopold 3224 VIC Australia
Leopold Playgroup
31-39 Kensington Road, Leopold 3224 VIC Australia
Leopold Primary School
1 Kensington Road (Corner Bellarine Highway) Leopold 3224 VIC Australia
Leopold Senior Citizens Club
805 Bellarine Highway, Leopold 3224 VIC Australia
Leopold Tennis Club Inc
Leopold Recreation Reserve, 91-139 Melaluka Road, Leopold 3224 VIC Australia
Leopold Toy Library
Leopold Child and Family Centre, 31-39 Kensington Road, Leopold 3224 VIC Australia
Leopold War Memorial Committee Inc
Corner of Melaluka Road and Stringers Lane, Leopold 3224 VIC Australia
Leopold World of Learning
31-33 Melaluka Road, Leopold 3224 VIC Australia
Lions Club of Leopold
92-100 Melaluka Rd Leopold 3224 VIC Australia
Lisa Neville MP (Member for Bellarine)
Shop G066 Gateway Plaza, 641-659 Bellarine Highway, Leopold 3224 VIC Australia
Maternal and Child Health Centre - Leopold
Leopold Child and Family Centre, 31-39 Kensington Road, Leopold 3224 VIC Australia
The Gentle Modern School of Dog Training
45 Bawtree Road, Leopold 3224 VIC Australia

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