Kilmore is the oldest settled inland Victorian township.
It is only 50 minutes from Melbourne CBD, is also central to the gold fields, snowfields, and the food & wine trails of North East Victoria.
Originally named after the Irish birthplace of founding father William Rutledge, Kilmore has many historic buildings, art galleries, fine restaurants and cafes, as well as sporting facilities such as the race course (Trackside restaurant), a picturesque golf course, a gym and a heated indoor swimming pool.
There are also many local horse riding trails and bush walking tracks.
Kilmore is proud to be the home of Assumption College and St. Patrick Primary School. There is also the Kilmore Primary School and the Kilmore International School. The Kilmore Hospital is widely used by both residents of Mitchell Shire and from the metropolitan area as well.
There are many annual events which take place in Kilmore.
The Celtic Festival is run by a small band of volunteers in June of each year.
Annually the Kilmore Racecourse is the venue for the Kilmore Turf Cup and also the Kilmore Pacing Cup.
Both events are well attended from people both near and far.
“Trackside” at The Kilmore Racing Club is a Popular venue for pokies, conferences and meals.
More popular annual events:
- The Kilmore Quilt Show is another event held annually.
- The Kilmore Agricultural Show is held on the first Saturday in December at the Kilmore Racing Club and has many attractions for everyone.
- The Kilmore Scouts run a market on the last Saturday of every month in Hudson Park.
- An Art Walk is intended along the Kilmore Creek and is eagerly awaited.
For more information about attractions and upcoming events, visit the Mitchell Shire website.