Victory Arch at the entrance to the Avenue of Honour, Ballarat
|Population||7,195 (2011 census)|
|• Density||947/km2 (2,452/sq mi)|
|Area||7.6 km2 (2.9 sq mi)|
|Location||4 km (2 mi) from Ballarat Central|
|LGA(s)||City of Ballarat|
Alfredton is located west of Lake Wendouree along Sturt Street. The suburb has some of Ballarat's best known landmarks including the Arch of Victory, a World War I memorial which once marked the entrance to Ballarat and the start of Ballarat's Avenue of Honour, the longest war memorial roadside plantation in Australia, which extends 18 km to the Western Freeway.
The artist and illustrator Will Dyson was born in Alfredton in 1880.
The Alfredton area is central to Western Ballarat's growth corridor, an area where suburban development is encouraged by the City of Ballarat and State Government of Victoria. Most of urban Ballarat's subdivision for new housing estates is happening in Greenfield land to the south, north and west of the Avenue of Honour. Large estates include The Chase and Insignia.
The Post Office opened on 1 August 1868.
Urban form and housing
While a small section of the original township and main roads are grid plan, the majority of Alfredton's residential areas have been developed under the concepts of street hierarchy with looped streets and culs-de-sac and almost all single-family detached homes. As a result, while the suburban streets are quiet the main roads around Alfredton are particularly busy.
The main form of transport in Alfredton is the private motor car and Alfredton can be classed as a car dependent suburb.
There are two different urban bus services servicing the suburb, both of which run regularly to the city. Route 10 is from Ballarat Station to Alfredton via Howitt Street and loops around Robertson Drive via Dyson Drive and Cuthberts Road. Route 26 is Ballarat Station to Alfredton via Sturt Street and Cuthberts Road. The suburb is serviced by Ballarat Taxis, a co-operative taxi network.
The former Redan Junction railway line servicing the Ballarat Saleyards and the Redan industrial precinct previously bisected the suburb, but this line was closed in 1997. The line has since been completely lifted, though the reservation remains unoccupied.
The nearest railway station is Wendouree 3 km to the north.
Parks and open space
Golfers play at the course of the Ballarat Golf Club on Sturt Street in the suburb.
- Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Alfredton (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 8 December 2014.
- Premier Postal History, Post Office List, retrieved 2008-04-11
- "Redan Junction Line". VicSig. 2008-11-23. Retrieved 2012-07-08.
- Golf Select, Ballarat, retrieved 2009-05-11