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 2019

Tue, 24 December 2019

Wed, 25 December 2019

Thu, 26 December 2019

Fri, 27 December 2019

Sat, 28 December 2019
OPEN, 10am - 12noon and 2-5pm

Sun, 29 December 2019
OPEN 2-5pm

Mon, 30 December 2019
OPEN 10am - 5pm

Tue, 31 December 2019

Wed, 1 January 2020

Thu, 2 January 2020
OPEN, 10am - 5pm


Southern Grampians Shire Council

State Government of Victoria