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)
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.
Melton is home to many other historical sites and events, you can find more information by downloading the Melton City Much More App.