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
Population 97 (2016 census)[1]
Postcode(s) 3352
LGA(s) City of Ballarat
State electorate(s) Buninyong
Federal Division(s) Ballarat

Scotchmans Lead, a rural locality 6 km (3.7 statute miles) from Buninyong, in South Western Victoria, Australia, sits between the Yarrowee River, Midland Highway and Scotchmans Lead Road. It has recently[when?] 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[timeframe?] 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.[2]


  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Scotchmans Lead (State Suburb)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 19 March 2018. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ Premier Postal History, Post Office List, retrieved 2008-04-11