Welcome to Arcadia

We would like to share with you some of the history & stories of this district and also the people who have helped to form this community since the early 1800’s when the white man first came in to the area. Also being mindful of the fact of the first inhabitants who occupied the land for some thousands of years before. Some of the local aboriginal history is also portrayed in our story.

Arcadia is a rural district 160km Nth of Melbourne and situated in the  rich Goulburn Valley, the small township of Arcadia nestles on the  Goulburn River 20km South of Shepparton.

A map of the Noorilim Pastoral Run 1848.
The location of the present day Arcadia Township marked in red.


Arcadia Railway Station circa 1924

Arcadia Wine Café circa 1924, Anglican Church in the background.

The tranquil Goulburn River at Arcadia

The Goulburn River in flood September 2010

“Pooley Bridge” won the Grand National Hurdle in  1936, bred at Arcadia by Capt. Charles Dawson, Trainer B. Foulsham, Jockey L. Healy.

The Arcadia Progress Assoc. Inc. gratefully acknowledges the support   of the Victorian Government through the Community Support Fund, Public   Record Office Victoria and Arts Victoria for making this project possible.