Townships

Set amongst spectacular mountain ranges and surrounded by fertile grazing country, the townships surrounding the City of Ararat are some of the most picturesque in Victoria. Bearing the legacy of a gold-rush period, they are worth visiting for their history as well as a myriad of other natural and man-made attractions.

Ararat’s major rural townships include Willaura, Lake Bolac, Elmhurst, Moyston, Pomonal and Streatham.

Buangor

Located on the Western Highway on the bank of the Billy Billy Creek only 45 minutes west of Ballarat, Buangor is nestled between Mount Buangor,... More...

Elmhurst

First settled in 1840, Elmhurst is situated midway between Ararat and Avoca and provides access to Mt Cole State Forest along established driving... More...

Lake Bolac

Our township takes its name from a scenic 1460 ha freshwater lake situated south of the Glenelg Highway only 200km west of Melbourne in the... More...

Moyston

Making a Strong Community Stronger. Moyston is a strongly independent community with a well-earned reputation for “getting things done”... More...

Pomonal

This picturesque village, is close to Lake Fyans and below Mt Cassell, famous in the 1900s for its apple orchards and then tobacco crops, Pomonal's... More...

Streatham Mininera Westmere (SMW)

Streatham, Mininera and Westmere are small communities situated in the south eastern portion of the Rural City of Ararat Shire. The main industry... More...

Tatyoon

Tatyoon is now essentially a centre for farmers and their families, offering community and sporting facilities. The majority of residents are... More...

Warrak/Mt Cole

Warrak/Mt Cole is set in a beautiful valley, with a mountain backdrop and offers the feeling of peace in a quiet country atmosphere. This... More...

Wickliffe

Wickliffe is a picturesque township in Western Victoria, located on the glenelg highway between Ballarat (100km), Hamilton (80km) and Warrnambool... More...

Willaura

Willaura lies about 34 kilometres south of Ararat, on the south-eastern edge of the Grampians in the Western District of Victoria. It is situated... More...