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.

All of the churches in Donald are century plus buildings and really grand structures.

The Museum in Donald is on the outskirts of the town.

The Donald Hotels are the classic Victorian 100 year old offer.

The Donald War Memorial is on the western fringe of the cbd.

Any visitor to Donald will have the urge to stay for an extended period. Donald is a really nice place.

Heritage diary




Fireplace Dump Station
General Store Bottled Gas
Internet Caravan
Camping 4WD
Kitchen Facilities Disabled access
Laundry Toilets
Campervans Accommodation
Meals   Airport
Pets Allowed   Boat Ramp
Telephone Picnic Area
Roadside Rest Area Electricity
Scenic Swimming
Tap water   Thermal Area
Stream Water   Walking tracks
Rotary Club Lions Club
Gymnasium   Gardens
Winery   Whitewater Rafting
Surfing   Skydiving
Skiing Scenic Flights
Postal Service Police
Movie Location   Mountain Biking
Kayaking   Jet Boating
Information Hospital
Hang Gliding Golf Course