Horsham is the next town (city) encounted when traveling the Great Western Hgy from Adelaide to Melbourne. Horsham is the perceived ‘capitol’ of the west of Victoria, but falls short on ‘friendly city’ aesthetics. The town has all services and is easy to navigate, but from a design and heritage perspective the place is a disaster.

Horsham was surveyed and settled in the late 1840s, the Post Office opening on 1 July 1848. The first settlers were James Monckton Darlot and Charles Carter.

The Horsham Borough Council and the Shire of Wimmera operated the McKenzie Creek Tramway from the town to a stone quarry, some 8 kilometres (5 mi) to the south. The horse tramway opened in 1885 and ceased operating in 1927. Special picnic trains operated from time to time conveying residents in open wagons.

The city a key service provider to the extensive rural network of the region.

Horsham is a town with no central feature. The Anglican Church helps the city profile to the north but nothing in any other direction.

Many a building is awful and one wonders what decision processes are/were at work.

The location of the War Memorial is city fringe and unsigned from the north. The Memorial itself is ok and modern.

There are a number of old pubs that have so far survived the developers hammer.

There is no museum that was identified.

With the exception of the Anglican the churches are of a modern design. The Catholic being just awful.

With exception of the Anglican Church and the window at the Royal Hotel , other than attending for an event, function or shopping there is real need to visit.

Heritage diary




Fireplace Dump Station
General Store Bottled Gas
Internet Caravan
Camping   4WD
Kitchen Facilities Disabled access
Laundry Toilets
Campervans Accommodation
Meals Airport
Pets Allowed   Boat Ramp
Telephone Picnic Area
Roadside Rest Area Electricity
Scenic Swimming
Tap water   Thermal Area
Stream Water   Walking tracks
Rotary Club Lions Club
Gymnasium   Gardens
Winery Whitewater Rafting
  Surfing   Skydiving
Skiing   Scenic Flights
Postal Service Police
Movie Location   Mountain Biking
Kayaking   Jet Boating
Information Hospital
Hang Gliding Golf Course