Scotchmans Lead, Victoria

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Scotchmans Lead
Scotchmans Lead is located in City of Ballarat
Scotchmans Lead
Scotchmans Lead
Coordinates 37°40′S 143°51′E / 37.667°S 143.850°E / -37.667; 143.850Coordinates: 37°40′S 143°51′E / 37.667°S 143.850°E / -37.667; 143.850
Postcode(s) 3352
LGA(s) City of Ballarat
State electorate(s) Ballarat East
Federal Division(s) Ballarat

Scotchmans Lead is a rural locality, 6 km (3.7 statute miles) from Buninyong, in South Western Victoria, Australia. Scotchmans Lead sits between the Yarrowee River, Midland Highway and Scotchmans Lead Road. It has recently been renamed Scotchmans Lead from Yarrowee, after a proposal by the Ballarat City Council to change its name back to its historic days.

Scotchmans Lead was once a prominent mining area and farming area, with many properties still rearing animals such as cows and horses. The former Scotchmans Lead school, itself originally a church, has recently been turned into a bed and breakfast.

Scotchman's Lead Post Office opened on 17 January 1865, was renamed Yarrowee in 1875, and closed in 1961.[1]


  1. ^ Premier Postal History, Post Office List, retrieved 2008-04-11