HUB OF THE RICHEST GRAIN GROWING AREA IN AUSTRALIA
The township of MINYIP is located in the Wimmera Region of Western Victoria and is one of the richest grain growing centres in Australia.
Minyip is a township of significant historical value siting several architecturally significant buildings throughout the township including several old bank buildings, the Minyip Memorial Hall, the old silos (which were the largest capacity silos in Victoria when built), the Minyip Railway Station, the old Shamrock Hotel, the Commercial Hotel (1908) and the Club Hotel (1906). The former Minyip Post Office is reputed to be the first Post Office built in Western Victoria following federation in 1901 and remains in pristine condition. Minyip also boasts of a Bicentennial Town Square containing the foundation stone of the old Minyip Hospital and is fronted by a very unusual clock.
The Lions Children's Playground with the old Bofors Anti Aircraft Gun is well worth a visit as is the former Minyip Guardian Newspaper office which is where the Minyip Historical Society now resides.
The Rupanyup/Minyip Bendigo Bank Branch is the first community bank in Victoria and the first enterprise of its kind in Australia. It opened on June 26, 1998 as a partnership between the communities of Rupanyup and Minyip and the Bendigo Bank. This enterprise is incorporated in a former bank building built in 1911.
MINYIP has many places of interest to explore including Gregson Park (1903), the Minyip Cemetery, the Nullan Silos and railway siding along with the StJohns Lutheran Church which was originally located at Kirchheim when in 1934 was loaded onto a timber jinker and towed to Minyip by a steam tractor to its present sight. This historical church boasts of a 19th century pipe organ and a stained glass window dating back to 1889.
MINYIP is most famous for being the place where the Flying Doctor television series was made and to this day the series is still very popular all over the world. The Senior Citizens Centre has become famous due to it being known as The Coopers Crossing Base of the Flying Doctor Service. Incorporated in the grounds of the Senior Citizens Center is the œWilliam Farrer Monument , William Farrer (1845 " 1906) was an Australian agronomist and plant breeder and is best remembered for his Federation strain of wheat which resulted in better quality and yields of the Australian wheat harvest. He is known as the father of the Australian wheat industry. The William Farrer Monument in Minyip is the only one of its kind in Australia.
Minyip is an important part of the Silo Art Trail Minyip is the last stop for toilets, coffee & food before heading to see the SheepHill's Silo. We also have plenty of Art to see and a very a active Art Group. Follow Minyip's own Art trail from art work on the fence around Emma's Cafe building & Smith Park, across the road we have a Flying Doctor's scene painted on the fence near the Club Hotel. Art by the Art Group is displayed in the corner building near our roundabout, and also above the bulding. The Art Group also assisted with art in our toilet block. Across the road Minyip Meats has a great display of art work, the same artist who painted the kinder gym in Market Street.
EMMA'S CAFE & TAKEAWAY 76 Main Street Minyip is open from 8.30 - 5pm Monday to Friday and 8pm on Friday & Saturdays. They serve great coffee, fast food and restaurant style food. Their pizzas are very popular on Friday & Saturday nights. The Cafe is happy to cater. The Cafe displays Flying Doctors Memorabilia. They have hosted the Show & Shine in February for the last 4 years. Facebook - Emma's Cafe & Takeaway Minyip. Phone 0353857552.
MINYIP HOTEL- recently changed hands and has accommodation available 7 days a week and an updated menu. Pot & Parma nights each Thursday are very popular as are the Friday night meal deals. Please call Nerida on 0353857271. Call in for a cold drink and a great feed. Their facebook page is Minyip Hotel.
SADDLER'S SECOND CHANCE (including Plants Artz)can be located at 73 Main Street Minyip. Saddler's has an array of old chairs, photo frames, repurposed farm goods, one off pieces of furniture, crockery, old pictures, old type writers and book collections and local craft. There is a good array of clothing, shoes, boots,bags, scarves, jewellery & linen.Currently open Wednesday - Fridays 10 am - 2pm, on Saturdays from 9am to 12pm, or by appointment. We are happy to accept donations or we sell on consignment taking 15%. Our Facebook page is Saddler's Second Chance. Call Keith on 0438 817 950
MINYIP MEATS -has been serving the Community for 100 years.Open Monday- Friday 7.30am-5.30pm and Saturdays 7.30 - 11.30am. Gary has a wide range of meat & frozen goods available. Fresh fish from Wednesday, orders can be taken. Phone 0353 857 319
Minyip Pharmacy & Post Office - Prescriptions need to be ordered by 12noon for a 2pm delivery, CBA Agency, Post Bill Pay, Gifts & cards, books, toys, kids clothing, jewellery, fragrances & cosmetics, vitamins as well as stationery and office supplies. Open Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm. Phone 03 5385 7325
Millford Stores- IGA-Xpress. A locally owned business for 30 years. The shop has a great variety of grocery items, fresh produce & liquor. Newspapers & magazines, postcards, cards and an instore coffee machine. The shop is an agent for V Line. The shop is open Monday to Friday 7.30am -6pm. Saturdays - 8am - 6pm. Sundays 9am- 5pm. Closed 3rd Sunday of the month. Phone 0353 857 306
The Club Hotel- (unfortunately closed) Already famous for being the hotel used in the filming of the Flying Doctor's mini series, has recently had the Old Codger's seat returned to the front of the Hotel. In March the Hotel was used in the filming of THE DRY, a movie which will be released next year 2020.
Minyip has a very modern Community Health Centre. This centre has a doctor and highly qualified nursing staff. They provide expert accident and emergency and home nursing care, along with many other services.
Dunmunkle Lodge- 1 McLeod Street, Minyip 3392. Phone (03) 53857463. Is a leading Rural provider of Residential Aged Care. Dunmunkle Lodge also offers a Wellbeing service which operates daily.
There are many other attractions including a Kindergym, a Pre School Centre, a modern Primary School. A high class secondary college is a short bus trip away.
Diesel is avaialble at Corinnes in Market Street Minyip.
If you are a sports minded person/family many sporting clubs and facilities are available for utilisation.
There is a Caravan and Recreational Park which incorporates shower and toilet facilities, a walking track, dams, free BBQ, a childrens playground and many other amenities. For bookings and details please phone Don 0423 248 881. It is well worth visiting and sharing this tranquil family friendly atmosphere and exploring the local and unique flora and fauna. Come and visit us and take away the memories and experience of historical MINYIP.