Romsey is named after a town in Hampshire, England. Its historic red brick buildings line a spacious main street giving it an English village feel.
Surrounding fertile countryside is ideal for cattle and sheep grazing and other agricultural pursuits such as potato growing. Today Romsey has a high commuter population due to its proximity to Melbourne.
Location and Boundaries
Romsey District is bounded by the localities of Rochford and Lancefield, Grahams Track, Lancefield-Kilmore Road, McGraths Lane, Goldie Mine Road and Old Kilmore-Lancefield Road in the north, Mitchell Shire and Deep Creek in the east, the locality of Clarkefield and Heaths Lane in the south, and Melbourne-Lancefield Road and the localities of Riddells Creek, Cherokee and Hesket in the west.
Between 2001 and 2006, the population increased by 14%. A large proportion of the population is comprised of families with children, and this is reflected in the youthful age profile (one-third aged under 18 years) and larger households (38% with four or more persons). Population is now more than 10,509 (2020).
Geographical area: 7.5 square kilometres (township only)
Land Area: 31,962 (Hectares)
Population (2020): 10,509
Romsey began beside Five Mile Creek, named for its distance from the slightly earlier settlement of Lancefield. Romsey is named after a town in Hampshire, England. Its historic red brick buildings along the main street give it an English village feel. In the mid-to-late 1800s the Romsey district was rich farming land and provided food for travellers to the gold fields.
Nowadays Romsey still retains its rural charm. For a small village the community is full of heart and delivers a range of annual activities for locals. The town also has a vibrant retail shopping strip.
Population: More than 10,509 (2020).
This website managed by RRBATA the Romsey Region Business and Tourism Association, provides information on local business, local events and news.