|Population||476 (2016 census)|
|LGA(s)||Shire of Moorabool|
Lal Lal is a town in Victoria (Australia), Australia. The town is located in the Shire of Moorabool and on the Geelong-Ballarat railway line, 108 kilometres (67 mi) west of the state capital, Melbourne. At the 2016 census, Lal Lal and the surrounding area had a population of 476.
The original settlement at Lal Lal was part of a substantial sheep run dating from 1845. The township became more firmly established after the mining of iron ore, lignite, kaolin (clay) and gold began in the area.
The railway arrived at Lal Lal in April 1862 and Lal Lal Post Office opened on 18 July 1863 (closing in 1969).
Heritage listed sites
Lal Lal contains a number of heritage listed sites, including:
- Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Lal Lal (State Suburb)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 9 July 2017.
- The ebb and flow of tourism at Lal Lal Falls, Victoria : A tourism history of a sacred Aboriginal site, Author: Clark, Ian, Date:2002, ISSN 0729-4352, UB Online Repository
- Lal Lal catchment full and flowing for first time in 15 years, By Margaret Burin, 5 August 2011 - ABC Ballarat - Australian Broadcasting Corporation
- "Lal Lal Moorabool". Archived from the original on 27 February 2015. Retrieved 1 April 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
- Phoenix Auctions History, Post Office List, retrieved 8 April 2021
- "Lal Lal Iron Mine and Smelting Works (H1759)". Victorian Heritage Register. Heritage Victoria. Retrieved 7 July 2014. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
- "Rothbury (H1697)". Victorian Heritage Register. Heritage Victoria. Retrieved 7 July 2014. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
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