"A great place to visit,
a wonderful place to live."


Penshurst Victoria

The rural town of Penshurst in south western Victoria; historically significant, environmentally recognised and located at the junction of four major highways, has been serving this region since 1857. The bluestone from Mt Rouse, our dormant volcano, can be found in the State Parliament and Treasury buildings in Spring Street, Melbourne; as can stained glass works of art, created by Mervyn Napier Waller who was born and raised here, be seen at the glorious Hall of Memory at the Australia War Memorial in Canberra.
Our 'Never Fail Spring' in the Botanic Gardens has been a continuous water resource, for the three different groups of indigenous Australians who gathered there for ceremonies that go back to the times, in their oral histories, when the volcanoes around us were still active; to the early settlers; and the aquifers under the Mount continue to provide water to the town.
Some of our attractions include the Yatmerone Wildlife Reserve, the Volcanoes Discovery Centre, the Penshurst Agricultural & Pastoral Show, and the Boxing Day Races.

Come and visit our town and our community, through these pages or in person. We look forward to meeting you ...

Penshurst Meetings

Advance Penshurst Meeting Schedule 2016-2017
Meeting Details
7.30pm - 4th Wednesday of February, April, June, August, October, December 2017
Community Room
Volcanoes Discovery Centre

Everyone is welcome.  Please come along and get involved!


Draft Penshurst Community Plan 2017 - 2021

Feedback on the  Draft Penshurst Community Plan is currently being sought until 17th February 2017.

Please download the plan and and feedback form from the links below:

Penshurst Community Plan Feedback Form

Community Room in VDC
Information &
Bookings Here


We are the Central hub of South Western Victoria

How to find us (click the map)

What makes us a unique place to visit?
Come and stay in the quiet beauty of our Caravan Park in the Penshurst Botanic Gardens and enjoy visiting the local attractions, and then, within an hour and a half, you have Hamilton and the Volcanic Trail - Mt Eccles, Mt Napier & Byaduk, Dunkeld (on the highway to Ballarat) and the Grampians, Victoria Valley, Halls Gap, and Horsham to the north; Warrnambool, Port Fairy, Portland, and the Great Ocean Road to the south, in the west is Mt Gambier, and to the east is Mt Elephant at Derrinallum, the towns of Darlington, Lismore and Cressy, and many more along your way to Melbourne on the Hamilton Highway via Geelong.

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