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.