Natural explorers and go-getters can immerse themselves in our welcoming and accessible community, where our mighty contributions have been helping to write the Australian story for centuries. From the iconic impact of our Stawell Gift and Hall of Fame to our nation’s sporting mythos, to our (UNESCO-listed) gold fields and our community-created Railway Gallery – there’s depth and discovery awaiting those who want to explore further and learn more.

Stawell is also home to the Stawell Underground Physics Laboratory is the first of its kind in the Southern Hemisphere. Deep underground, within the Stawell Gold Mine, major inroads have been made into the development of the Stawell Underground Physics Laboratory.  This ground-breaking facility will become the new epicentre of dark matter research in Australia.

Click here to read more about the lab.

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Multicultural Action Plan

Northern Grampians Shire Council is committed to providing a positive place for people of all cultures, backgrounds and faiths and is currently developing a Multicultural Action Plan.

If you would like more information on multicultural initiatives in Northern Grampians Shire, please contact Patricia Alves De Araujo at [email protected] and visit the Northern Grampians website to keep updated on the Multicultural Action Plan. 


Natural wonders, annual competitions and scenic rail trails – Stawell is the Grampians region’s hub of sport and recreation.

Held in Easter each year, the town is home to the Stawell Gift foot race which has been run on Easter Monday since 1878, attracting bigger names and bigger crowds each time.

Stawell is also surrounded by several of the region’s parks and trails including the Grampians Rail Trail, Cato Park, Stawell Ironbarks Forest, and Black Range State Park, making it the perfect place for year-round recreation.




Purchasing property in Stawell is not so much about buying a house as it is about creating a forever home of calm.

Boasting affordable housing, wide-open spaces and friendly neighbourhoods, Stawell is sure to instil a new-found joy in you and your loved ones.

This project was made possible thanks to support from the Victorian State Government.