Beaufort, a rural town on the Western Highway, is 45 kilometres north-west of Ballarat between Ararat and Ballarat with a population of 1,004 approximately. Beaufort has two state schools, Beaufort Primary School and Beaufort Secondary School. Beaufort is approximately 164 kilometres west from Melbourne and 51 kilometres west from Ballarat. There are three hotels, a motel, a caravan park, train station and a football team that competes in the Central Highlands Football League. The Beaufort district hosts the annual Rainbow Serpent Festival, a four day international music and lifestyle festival.

  • Education

    • Beaufort Primary School
    • Beaufort Secondary College
  • Recreation

    • Beaufort Reservoir