Snake Valley is a rural township 25 km south-west of Ballarat & 153 kilometres (95 mins) west of Melbourne, in the Shire of Pyrenees. Snake Valley, and the broader Pyrenees Shire, are becoming increasingly attractive places for people to live with a general store, a school (the Snake Valley campus of Woady Yaloak), a recreation reserve, a golf course, churches, a hotel (the Royal hotel) & a mechanics’ institute hall. The former Methodist Church is heritage listed and has been used as a scout hall. There is an airstrip east of the town. The waterways in the district form the lifeblood of the country. Regionally, Mt Emu Creek, Mt Emu, Lake Goldsmith & Lake Burrumbeet are particularly significant places for Aboriginal people. Today, Snake Valley’s proximity to Ballarat, unique character, landscape & rural feel are particularly valued characteristics of the town.