Wedderburn is a rural town in Victoria, Australia on the Calder Highway, 214 kilometres (133 mi) north of victoria's capital city, Melbourne. At the 2011 census, Wedderburn had a population of 680. It is mainly a farming community but its early residents were gold miners and prospectors. One of the main attractions for tourists is hard hill reserve where, with a bit of imagination, one can feel a sense of what it was like in the 'old days' living in tents on the goldfields. Apart from gold, a number of eucalyptus stills used to operate in the district and a replica still has been situated on the site and is fired up, by arrangement, for tourist buses. On-site is one of the original batteries for crushing the ore and removing the gold. A puddler is also on-site and a demonstration of it working can be seen during the annual detector jamboree festival held on the labour day long weekend each year. Wedderburn is a popular spot for hopefuls with gold detectors who are still finding the occasional nice nugget.

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Around Wedderburn VIC 3518

Our Picks on what to Do in Wedderburn VIC

Potter's Hill

Wedderburn Golf Club

Hard Hill Tourist Reserve

Skinners Flat Reservoir

Coach House Gallery & Museum - Wedderburn VIC

Wedderburn Community House

Our Picks on where to Stay in Wedderburn VIC

Wedderburn Goldseeker Motel

Kurracaburn Heights

Wedderburn Hotel

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Our Picks on what to Eat in Wedderburn VIC

24 Karat Cafe

Wedderburn Fish & Chips

Wedderburn Korong Vale RSL Sub Branch

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Community Services  

Loddon Visitor Information Centre VIC
24 Wilson Street,

Loddon Shire Councils VIC
41 High Street,

Wedderburn Police Station VIC
90 High Street,

Wedderburn Swimming Pool VIC
2 Peters Street,

Location Information 

  • Population: 680
  • State electorate(s): Ripon
  • Federal Division(s): Mallee
  • Population information is based on 2016 Census data.

Travel To  

Inglewood VIC 3517 (29.9 km, 21 mins)
St Arnaud VIC 3478 (42.9 km, 30 mins)
Acknowledgement of Country

Wedderburn 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.