• Redesdale fence
  • St Lawrence Catholic church (1874)
  • Redesdale Town
  • Redesdale shed
    The Redesdale Hotel
  • The famous Redesdale Bridge

Welcome to Redesdale.

“Redesdale residents aim to achieve a town which is safe, invitingly landscaped, welcoming to tourists, clean and tidy, and where people of all ages can work and socialise well together. They require good, functional facilities for activities and meetings and easy access to necessary services.” (Community Plan review 2013)

Redesdale is a small town in Central Victoria which developed from the mid-19th century to service the growing merino wool industry. It is flanked by the Coliban River to the west and the Campaspe River to the east. Lake Eppalock lies at the northern border.

Like many of the townships in the area it flourished during the gold rush. Some of the old bluestone buildings of the era stand today, the hotel in the main street being the largest example.

Redesdale is surrounded by the picturesque small townships of Mia Mia, Sutton Grange, and Barfold, all of which have flourishing vineyards, and olive groves as well as traditional farming industries.

Redesdale has a general store, primary school, community hall, recreation reserve, rural cafe, hotel and CFA station. There are also a number of B&Bs in the area.

The landscape surrounding Redesdale is unique. There are flat-topped granite hills and rolling pastures dotted with huge old River Red Gums, Grey and Yellow Box. Magnificent granite boulders grace the paddocks and produce spectacular shadows loved by the many artists who live the region.

For a comprehensive explanation of the local geology, please see Geology of Redesdale written by geologist Michael Robinson, a frequent visitor to the area.

There are a number of very active Landcare Groups in the area.

For more information about the area, please follow the links in other sections of the website.