About Dadswells Bridge
Dadswells Bridge is a town in Victoria, Australia,
located along the Western Highway in the
Wimmera region. At the 2006 census, Dadswells
Bridge had a population of 172.
About 27 km north-west of Stawell you will pass
the 'Giant Koala' on the left in the tiny township of
In 1988 a sculptor named Ben van Zetten was
commissioned to design and construct a giant
koala. The Big Koala stands 14 metres high, it
weighs 12 tonnes and is made of bronze set on a
steel frame with a fibreglass-bronze mixture being
used to create the rough and hairy exterior.