Towns in Australia

Exploring Australia, town by town

Donald VIC


Postcode: 3480

Donald ( 36°22’S, 142°59’E) is a town in Victoria, Australia, located on the Richardson River, at the junction of Sunraysia Highway and Borung Highway, in the Buloke Shire. At the 2001 census, Donald had a population of 1,321.

The town hosts a Scottish Dancing Country Weekend in June, and a lawn tennis championship on Labour Day weekend. It also hosts a Baby Boomers festival annually, this is a town event that is held over three days. Donald also has a hockey club called the Donald Hockey Club, and a Australian Rules Football club called the Donald Royal Blues.

Recently the township bid on one of three faux fish used in the 2006 Melbourne Commonwealth games ceremony, and was successful. Donald has a local newspaper called the Buloke Times which is published each Tuesday and Friday.

Another attraction in the township is the Bullock’s Head Tree. It is a tree which has a growth on it in the shape of a head of a Bullock.