Located on the northern rim of Tower Hill State Game Reserve, Koroit derives its name from the Koroitch Gundidj people, one of the original occupiers of the area.replacenewlinereplacenewlineIrish immigrant farmers and pastoral lessees originally settled the area in the 1840’s and 50’s and the town grew to supply the needs of the local small grain and potato farmers who “took their produce down the slope to Warrnambool”, until the railway arrived in 1890.replacenewlinereplacenewlineThe town and district was characterised by a strong catholic Irish contingent, close settlement and intensive agricultural activity in the rich volcanic soil surrounding the town. Koroit still maintains its fascinating Irish charm as can be seen by a short walk or cycle along the main street and into the side streets.replacenewlinereplacenewlineDairying has slowly taken over much of the earlier agricultural land making it the major farming activity of the region.

Images around Koroit VIC 3282

Around Koroit VIC 3282

Our Picks on what to Do in Koroit VIC

Flagstaff Hill

Victoria Park

Von Guerard Lookout - Koroit VIC

Koroit Botanical Gardens

Koroit Bowls Club

Tower Hill Wildlife Reserve

Our Picks on where to Stay in Koroit VIC

The Bank Koroit

Mickey Bourke's Koroit Hotel

Birch House Koroit

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Our Picks on what to Eat in Koroit VIC

Izzys Restaurant Bar & Grill

Alex's Pizza Koroit

Commercial Hotel Koroit

Shopping in Koroit VIC

Community Services  

Warrnambool Visitor Information Centre VIC
89 Merri Street,

Moyne Shire Council VIC
Princes Street,

Koroit Police Station VIC
97 Commercial Road,

Koroit Library VIC
88 High Street,

Location Information 

  • Population: 2,055
  • State electorate(s): South-West Coast
  • Federal Division(s): Wannon
  • Established (yr): 1857
  • Population information is based on 2016 Census data.

Travel To  

Port Fairy VIC 3284 (17 km, 14 mins)
Warrnambool VIC 3280 (18.2 km, 19 mins)
Acknowledgement of Country

Koroit VIC is located on the following Aboriginal Nation/s. acknowledges the Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as the first inhabitants of the nation and the traditional custodians of the lands where we live, learn and work.