History and heritage

City of Melton 150th Anniversary Online Exhibition 

Explore the history of the City of Melton online. 

In February 1871, the Melton Roads Board passed a motion to declare Melton a shire. This formality marked a crucial moment in the origins of the community of Melton as we know it today. This online exhibition has been created to mark 150 years since this historic event took place. 

We are proud to have been awarded the 2022 Victorian Community History Award for Digital Storytelling, presented by Public Record Office Victoria in partnership with the Royal Historical Society of Victoria.

Dry Stone Walls Driving Trail

The City of Melton is home to some of the best and rarest examples of dry stone walls in Australia. This trail allows the public to experience and enjoy this important link to our history.

Dry Stone Wall Driving Trail Brochure(PDF, 4MB)

Dry Stone Wall Driving Trail Brochure(DOCX, 16KB)

Eynesbury Heritage Trail

479 Eynesbury Rd, Eynesbury

Sixteen heritage buildings and structures can be found along this Trail, giving visitors a picture of the history and functioning of the land from the 1800’s.

Visit Eynesbury’s Discovery Centre to grab a map and enjoy a walk back in time.

For more information, visit Eynesbury Heritage Trail

Melton Township Heritage Trail

On this self-guided walking trail you will be taken on a journey through more than 150 years of European History. You will explore Melton’s heritage streetscapes and learn about the pioneers who shaped the town from its early days.

The Willows Historical Park and Homestead

Reserve Rd, Melton Mel Ref 337 C9
Situated on the banks of Toolern Creek, The Willows Historical Park accommodates Melton’s oldest homestead, built in the 1850’s.
For more information, email the Melton and District Historical Society.

More Information

Melton is home to many other historical sites and events, you can find more information by following the Melton City Much More Facebook page