Donald is a very nice town in central Victoria and is a standout. In Donald heritage is clearly important and a fundamental positive for this great town and community. Donald has some really great buildings, some temple like out.
The town is named after William Donald, a Scottish pastoralist who was the first settler in the area in 1844. At the 2006 census Donald had a population of 1,697.
The earliest township was known as Richardson Bridge until surveyed as Donald in 1866. The Donald Post Office opened on 1 August 1870 replacing that of nearby Mount Jeffcott which had operated since 1860. The town grew steadily boosted by the closer settlement of the surrounding countryside and the arrival of the railway in 1882.