Welcome to Speed, Tempy and Turriff
With a tiny population of 45, this proactive Mallee community successfully campaigned along side the Transport Accident Commission to have their township named “SpeedKills” for a month in 2011. The campaign began with Facebook and required people to “Like” the SpeedKills page. There were 10,000 “likes” within 24 hours and this enabled the exclusive name change that was one of the most successful road safety campaigns ever run by the Transport Accident Commission.
Speed is also well known for the annual Mallee Machinery Field Days traditionally held in the first week of August, showcases over 350 exhibitors. For additional information about the Mallee Machinery Field Days go to www.mmfd.com.au
This small town was settled in 1902 shortly after the Melbourne to Mildura railway line arrived. The Tempy Primary School educates children from neighbouring small townships and has approximately 20 students.
Turriff is a tiny Mallee town on the Sunraysia Highway and is located 425 km north-west of Melbourne and 144 km south of Mildura. Like the nearby towns of Speed and Tempy it developed when the Melbourne to Mildura railway line went through in 1902.