Murtoa is located within the vast Wimmera Tourism mecca, which includes one of Victoria’s top attractions, the fabulous Grampians region and Halls Gap, less than 1 hour’s pleasant drive away. To the North and West are the renowned Wyperfeld and Little Desert National Parks. Murtoa is within the heart of the Yarriambiack Silo Art Trail which celebrates regional Australia in a modern and accessible artistic context. Murtoa invites you to include its township in the Silo Journey and experience the wonder that this town provides.replacenewlinereplacenewlineMurtoa is Aboriginal for ‘Home of the Lizard’, and you will find lizards all over the place. Murtoa has wonderful facilities, schools and pools, and a static population of around 1000, including adjacent farmers. Known as ‘Lakeside Town’, Murtoa embraces its precious Lake Marma, widely recognised as one of the state’s most picturesque.replacenewlinereplacenewlineMurtoa itself is home to three Heritage Victoria listed assets, namely the amazing Stick Shed (a massive Grain Store built using 560 tree trunks), the Water Tower Museum, and the oldest Native street planting in Victoria – featuring a double row of Kurrajong trees in Comyn Street. Few small towns can boast one Victorian Heritage listing, but three! The Murtoa Visitor Information Centre located at the Murtoa Neighbourhood House at 36-38 McDonald Street, Murtoa, is a valuable source of information for your journey in and around Murtoa. You can also contact the Murtoa Historical Society for interesting information and hints and tips on how best to enjoy the history of our town!replacenewlinereplacenewlineThe 1886 Water Tower Museum in Murtoa is home to one of the best taxidermy collections in Australia, with over 500 exhibits of birds and animals, including many rare species.

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Around Murtoa VIC 3390

Our Picks on what to Do in Murtoa VIC

Murtoa Stick Shed

Wood’s Farming and Heritage Museum

Murtoa Water Tower Museum

Rupanyup Silo Art

Murtoa Recreation Reserve

Rabl Park - Murtoa VIC

Our Picks on where to Stay in Murtoa VIC

Murtoa & District Neighbourhood House / Murtoa's Orchard Cafe

Crooked Cottage Holiday Accomodation

Railway Hotel - Murtoa VIC

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Our Picks on what to Eat in Murtoa VIC

The Railway Hotel Bar

Cafe Marma

Seed n Sprout Cafe

Shopping in Murtoa VIC

Community Services  

Warracknabeal Tourist Information Centre
119 Scott Street,

Yarriambiack Shire Council VIC
34 Lyle Street,

Location Information 

  • Population: 865
  • State electorate(s): Lowan
  • Federal Division(s): Mallee
  • Population information is based on 2016 Census data.

Travel To  

Horsham VIC 3400 (35 km, 27 mins)
St Arnaud VIC 3478 (78 km, 53 mins)
Acknowledgement of Country

Murtoa 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.