Lal Lal, Victoria

Lal Lal

Lal Lal Falls Hotel
Lal Lal
Coordinates 37°41′0″S 144°01′0″E / 37.68333°S 144.01667°E / -37.68333; 144.01667Coordinates: 37°41′0″S 144°01′0″E / 37.68333°S 144.01667°E / -37.68333; 144.01667
Population 599 (2011 census)[1]
Postcode(s) 3352
LGA(s) Shire of Moorabool
State electorate(s) Buninyong
Federal Division(s) Ballarat
Localities around Lal Lal:
Dunnstown and Yendon Millbrook Mount Egerton
Scotsburn Lal Lal Bungal
Clarendon Mount Doran Elaine

Lal Lal is a town in Victoria (Australia), Australia. The town is located in the Shire of Moorabool and on the Geelong-Ballarat railway line, 108 kilometres (67 mi) west of the state capital, Melbourne. At the 2011 census, Lal Lal and the surrounding area had a population of 599.[1]

Lal Lal Falls and the Lal Lal Reservoir on the Moorabool River are to the north of the town.[2][3]


The original settlement at Lal Lal was part of a substantial sheep run dating from 1845. The township became more firmly established after the mining of iron ore, lignite, kaolin (clay) and gold began in the area. [4]

The railway arrived at Lal Lal in April 1862 and Lal Lal Post Office opened on 18 July 1863 (closing in 1969).[5]

Heritage listed sites

Lal Lal contains a number of heritage listed sites, including:

See also


  1. 1 2 Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Lal Lal (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 9 December 2014.
  2. The ebb and flow of tourism at Lal Lal Falls, Victoria : A tourism history of a sacred Aboriginal site, Author: Clark, Ian, Date:2002, ISSN 0729-4352, UB Online Repository
  3. Lal Lal catchment full and flowing for first time in 15 years, By Margaret Burin, 5 August 2011 - ABC Ballarat - Australian Broadcasting Corporation
  4. "Lal Lal Moorabool". Retrieved 2015-04-01.
  5. Premier Postal History, Post Office List, retrieved 2008-04-11
  6. "Lal Lal Iron Mine and Smelting Works (H1759)". Victorian Heritage Register. Heritage Victoria. Retrieved 7 July 2014.
  7. "Rothbury (H1697)". Victorian Heritage Register. Heritage Victoria. Retrieved 7 July 2014.
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