Description

Stawell is an Australian town in the Wimmera region of Victoria 237 kilometres (147 mi) west-north-west of the state capital, Melbourne. Located within the Shire of Northern Grampians local government area, it is a seat of local government for the shire and its main administrative centre. At the 2016 census, Stawell had a population of 6,032. It was founded in 1853 as Pleasant Creek during the Victorian gold rush and is one of few towns in Victoria retaining an active gold mining industry. Stawell is famed for the Stawell Gift, a professional foot race. It is also known as the gateway to the Grampians National Park. It is named after Sir William Foster Stawell (1815–89), the Chief Justice of Victoria.

Images around Stawell VIC 3380


Nearby in VIC 3380


Our Picks on what to Do in Stawell VIC

Our Picks on where to Stay in Stawell VIC

Search hotels around Stawell VIC

The Search will open in a new window on Partner site Booking.com.

Our Picks on what to Eat in Stawell VIC

Shopping in Stawell VIC

Location Information 

  • Elevation: 231 m
  • Population: 6032
  • State electorate(s): Ripon
  • Federal Division(s): Wannon
  • Established (yr): 1853
  • Population information is based on 2016 Census data.

Search hotels around Stawell VIC

The Search will open in a new window on Partner site Booking.com.

Search