Mount Egerton is located 97 km North West of Melbourne and developed as a township from the discovery of gold in the All Nations Gully in 1853.
The town was a thriving centre for both large and small mining exploration with many remnants of this history still visible today.
History buffs will revel in the many stories that contribute to Mount Egerton’s fascinating past. The most notorious story is that of bushranger Andrew George Scott, alias Captain Moonlight, who it is said, robbed the Mount Egerton Bank of 1000 pounds before skipping town. Captain Moonlight considered himself a lay preacher and the money was to be used to build a church in the nearby town of Greendale but by the time the church was built, he was in Pentridge Prison serving time for the bank robbery.
Visitors to Mount Egerton will enjoy the remains of historic buildings and sites including the old gold battery, the old gold mine, the general store and the community hall.
Mt Egerton has a primary school and dedicated bus services to high schools and private schools in Bacchus Marsh and Ballarat.