Dereel Soldiers' Memorial Hall and CFA shed, October 2008
|Population||666 (2006 census)|
|Elevation||348 m (1,142 ft)|
|LGA(s)||Golden Plains Shire|
It is located on the Ballarat-Colac Road, 33 kilometres (21 mi) from Ballarat and 70 kilometres (43 mi) from Colac. There is no clearly defined town centre, though the Dereel Soldiers' Memorial Hall, located on Swamp Road, is commonly considered as the town centre.
Dereel Post Office opened on 1 November 1868 and closed in 1971.
Dereel includes a large wetlands area, referred to as the "Swamp" or "Lagoon". In recent years it is almost dry.
On 27 March 2013, a bushfire at Dereel destroyed 16 houses and 18 sheds. The fire covered 1,300 hectares (3,212 acres).
- Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "Dereel (State Suburb)". 2006 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 2007-11-18.
- http://nona.net/features/map/placedetail.1505025/Dereel/ Retrieved on 24 July 2009
- Premier Postal History, Post Office List, retrieved 2008-04-11
- "16 homes confirmed lost in Dereel fire". ABC News. 28 March 2013. Retrieved 28 March 2013.
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