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Stawell has a population of approximately 8,270 (Census SA2 2011, ABS) and is in the Northern Grampians Shire area. 

Key industries and employers

Metal ore mining


School education

Meat manufacturing

Supermarkets and grocery stores

Map of Victoria indicating the location of Stawell
A young Asian teacher writes on a blackboard

Finding a job in Stawell



About Stawell

Competitors running a race at the Stawell Gift

Average temperatures

Season Average maximum Average minimum
Summer 28.0°C 13.2°C
Winter 12.0°C 4.2°C

Average travel time to Melbourne (223km)

Transport Time
Car 2 hrs 30 mins
Train and coach
3 hrs

Housing costs

Median cost
Purchase Rental per week
House $175,750
(Sept 2015)
(Sept 2015)
(Jan 2015)
(Sept 2015)

Source: Purchase prices - Rental prices -

To find a local real estate agent, visit the REIV agent directory

For information about local hotels, motels and caravan parks, visit the Travel Victoria website.

Cultural groups

Migrants from Languages spoken
England (2.1%) German (0.2%)
New Zealand (0.7%) Hazaraghi (0.2%)
Scotland (0.4%)
Mandarin (0.2%)
Netherlands (0.3%) Malayalam (0.1%)
India (0.3%)
Dutch (0.1%)
Source: Census SA2 2011, ABS


Schools Health care
4 primary schools
Stawell Regional Health
1 secondary school

2 university or TAFE campuses

Find a school at the Department of Education and Early Childhood development website or find out more about education and childcare in Victoria. Visit the Victorian Better Health Channel for more health care information and services.

Sport and recreation

For more information about sport and recreation in Stawell, please visit the Northern Grampians Shire website

Places of worship

For more information about where you can practice your faith, visit your religion's Australian website. Select 'pages from Australia' if searching for your religion in Google

Stawell attractions

  • Visit the Stawell Gift footrace's Hall of Fame
  • Learn more about the gold rush at the Pioneer's Memorial in Big Hill
  • Walk, ride or drive around the magnificent Grampians area
  • Taste some of Victoria's best wines, direct from the cellar door
  • Stawell Gift 120 yard race (Easter)
  • Grampians Model Train Exhibition (July)
  • Stawell Show (October)