St Arnaud is a town in the Wimmera region of Victoria, Australia, 244 kilometres north-west of the capital Melbourne. It is in the Shire of Northern Grampians local government area. At the 2011 census, St Arnaud had a population of 2,619. It is named after French Marshal Jacques Leroy de Saint Arnaud, commander-in-chief of the army of the East. It is one of quite a number of towns, streets etc. named after people and places of the Crimean War. St Arnaud is a former gold mining town, situated on the main route between Ballarat and Mildura. The town was settled in the mid-1850s, the post office opening on 1 February 1856.

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  • Elevation: 240 m (787 ft)
  • Population: 2,193
  • State electorate(s): Ripon
  • Federal Division(s): Mallee
  • Population information is based on 2016 Census data.