By Car

Hamilton is 295 kilometers west of Melbourne and is an easy 3.5-hour drive. Some of the major road networks servicing Hamilton include;
B140 - Hamilton Highway (Provides connections to Mortlake & Geelong)
B160 – Glenelg Highway (Provides connections to Ballarat, Mt Gambier and Casterton)
A200 – Henty Highway (Provides connections to Portland and Horsham)
C184 – Hamilton Port Fairy Road (Provides connections to Port Fairy & Macarthur)

Public Transport

V-line buses run from the Southern Cross Train Station in Melbourne to Hamilton. The Hamilton V-line coach stop is located at the Hamilton Railway Station.
For travel information and an up to date timetable, please visit or phone 1800 800 007.
Note – There is no passenger train service direct to Hamilton.

Taxis operate a regular service throughout Greater Hamilton. Taxis can be booked by calling (03) 5571 1200.

Town Bus Service
The Hamilton town bus service operates 6 days per week Monday to Saturday, except on Public Holidays.
Tickets are purchased from the driver on the bus, on the day. This service runs every one and a half hours at each stop.

Local bus timetables are available from

For more information on what else there is to do while visiting, check out

Opening Hours

Monday - Friday 10am - 5pm
Saturday 10am - 12noon
& 2pm - 5pm
Sunday 2pm - 5pm



Guided tours of the permanent collection and current exhibitions for both small and large groups are available by appointment.

Enhance your group’s visit with a one-hour private tour, led by a knowledgeable guide who can provide an insider’s view of the Gallery. Tours may be customised to focus on a specific exhibition or highlight of the collection. Groups pay a flat-rate tour fee. There is wheelchair access and lift to first floor.

Bookings are essential. Costs may apply.

Public Holidays 2017

Sun, 1 January 2017

Mon, 2 January 2017

Tue, 3 January 2017
OPEN 10am - 5pm

Sun, 24 December 2017

Mon, 25 December 2017

Tue, 26 December 2017

Wed, 27 December 2017

Thu, 28 December 2017
OPEN, 10am - 5pm

Fri, 29 December 2017
OPEN 10am - 5pm

Sat, 30 December 2017
OPEN 10am - 12noon and 2-5pm

Sun, 31 December 2017

Mon, 1 January 2018

Tue, 2 January 2018


Southern Grampians Shire Council

State Government of Victoria