Seymour is just over an hour’s drive from Melbourne and a town that is used as a base for the start of a holiday, or a stop off on the way back before rejoining the big smoke. Seymour is also a commute satellite town where many work in the city. Seymour is still a small place and has lots of nice features inclusive with heritage preservation.

Seymour was established in 1839 at the crossing where an inn was first built. The Post Office opened on 1 July 1844. The railway arrived in 1872 along with substantial infrastructure to support it, establishing the town as an important rail hub.

The township services the surrounding agricultural industries (primarily livestock and wine) as well as the nearby military base of Puckapunyal (population 1,176), which is an important training centre for the military. There is military Museum at Puckapunyal that is recommended.

The Hotels in Seymour were geared to service the rail in town and the highway that is now by-passed.

The Seymour War Memorial is on ANZAC Parade and is a compromised avenue of trees.

The Seymour Churches are all ‘old’ and of classic design.

The Catholic Church is a cathedral in stature.

Seymour is a nice spot and is a great place to stay for a few days.

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