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Community Groups


Blackburn Park Recreation Reserve

Calder Highway

Ouyen Vic 3490


Blackburn Park Recreation Reserve Status:
BLACKBURN Park Recreation Reserve Land Status ~ Crown Land Reserve.

The recreation reserve requires a committee of management under the Crown Land Reserve Act 1978 (on behalf of DSE & the Community).

History and Naming:
James Blackburn 1875- 1943

Blackburn Park was named in honour of ‘Jim' James Blackburn in recognition of his practical services both towards the development of this sportsground and for his support of Ouyen's sporting clubs. Jim, an engineer with the State Rivers & Water Supply, came to Ouyen in 1926. A man of vision he was able to utilise his position and the resources at his disposal for the benefit of the community and in particular the football, cricket, bowling and horse racing clubs. ‘Old Blacky", as he became affectionately known, had a brusque manner which aided his ability to achieve results and leave a lasting legacy


Ouyen Cemetery Trust

Phone: 03 50188600

Fax: 03 50921017


C/- Council Office 79 Oke Street

Ouyen Vic 3490


Ouyen District History & Genealogy Centre

Phone: 03 50921763


77 Oke Street
Ouyen Vic 3490


Centre is open Fridays from 10am or by appointment 

For further information about the ODHGC click on History tab on Home page


Ouyen District Mens Shed

Phone: 0428 824 262

26 Rowe Street



Ouyen District Mens Shed

Lionel Loxton 0428 824 262


Ouyen Senior Citizens Club

Phone: 03 50921132

10 Cooper Street
Ouyen Vic 3490