Derrinallum, Lismore and Skipton
Derrinallum, Lismore and Skipton are all situated in the North of the Shire and are grazing and cropping farming regions. Both Lismore and Derrinallum are connected via the Hamilton Highway while Skipton is located on the Glenelg Highway. All are within close proximity to Ballarat. This part of the Shire is studded with extinct volcanoes and craters that make it a modern day explorer's treasure trove and all three townships offer attractive historical settings with strong community spirit. The picturesque village Skipton is located on Mt Emu Creek. It is well known for is heritage buildings.
Mount Elephant, Lake Tooliorook, Deep Lake, Mount Widderin Caves and the National Trust property "Mooramong".
Lismore/Derrinallum have a local football netball club and Lismore and Skipton both have swimming pools and golf courses. Skipton is known as "Home of the Platypus", and offers a number of natural park settings while both Mt Elephant near Derrinallum and Lake Tooliorook near Lismore are both popular walking and fishing spots. Mount Elephant offers spectacular views of the vast volcanic plain and gives an insight into our explosive volcanic past.
All three townships offer both preschool and public primary school facilities while Derrinallum is home to a public secondary school. All three townships have maternal child and health centres and both Lismore and Skipton have general practice medical clinics. A public hospital is located in Skipton. Lismore is home to a campus of South West Healthcare.
- Monthly Market
- Annual Australia Day Breakfast (January)
- Skipton Ball (October)
- Skipton Rose and Iris Festival (November)
- Photography Show (October)
- Monthly Market
- Christmas Under the Elms (December)
- Mount Elephant Open Days - 1st Sunday of each month.