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Ararat is a former gold-mining town, situated within a rich pastoral, wine and fruit growing district.
Set amid picturesque rolling hills only 55km west of Melbourne, Bacchus Marsh combines country living with easy access to the city.
The landscape surrounding Camperdown was shaped by volcanic activity resulting in a multitude of cones, lakes and craters.
Camperdown has a current population of approximately 3,500 with its major industries being dairying, sheep, cattle and tourism.
Casterton is a relatively small rural centre located on the banks of the Glenelg River, in a valley surrounded by rolling hills. The town offers historical buildings and unique geographical attractions.
The Colac area was settled by pastoralists and was one of the earlier townships in the Port Phillip district.
Colac has a current population of approximately 11,000 with its major industries being timber, dairy, food processing, tourism and health.
The town of Daylesford was settled by Swiss & Italian miners. The area began to thrive with visitors coming "to take the waters" at the many surrounding mineral springs and became a popular getaway for Melbournians.
Hamilton is a major centre located in the south-west of Victoria and offers tree-lined streets, a number of attractive parks, gardens and recreation areas.
Located on the Wimmera River within sight of the Grampians and settled in 1849, Horsham's first European settlers were graziers and wool and wheat production became the major industries of the area.
Horsham's current population is 13,300 with its major industries being retail, services, agriculture and health.
Portland is located on the far south-west coast of Victoria. It is a place of historic discovery with over 200 buildings within the town classified by the National Trust, many of which are constructed out of bluestone.
Gold was discovered in Stawell in 1853 and the town enjoyed a gold mining boom during the Victorian gold rush. Stawell is known internationally for its annual running race, The Stawell Gift which is held every Easter.
Stawell's current population is 5,700 with its major industries being gold mining, health, meat manufacturing and education.