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I write for Weekend Notes and I take photographs, usually sunsets and sunrises. Occasionally I include my photos in my articles. I like to promote Geelong, and activities around Geelong.
Published May 28th 2014
Elaine Cricket Club
Elaine Cricket Club
Elaine, Geelong - A dream comes true!

Elaine is a country town in Victoria, Australia, located on the Midland Highway between Geelong and Ballarat. In 2006, according to the census, Elaine and the surrounding area had a population of 677.

In this article I want to highlight some of the small businesses that are alive and well in Elaine. If you're out on the road driving between Geelong and Ballarat, pop into the Railway Hotel, Elaine, for a meal or drink. Or stop and buy a pie and hot cuppa at the milk bar. The country town of Elaine appreciates your patronage.

This is a "feel good" article as it describes the decline and the rise of a small country town.

Railway Hotel Elaine

Located on the Midland Highway, Elaine, the Railway Hotel puts on meals 7 days a week. As well as meals, there is accomodation and you will find a friendly country hotel that is family owned and operated. Come to the Railway Hotel, Elaine and try their steak with garlic sauce.

Beverley has the fires going to warm you up during autumn and winter, while you dine on some good wholesome home cooked meals. Phone Beverley Townsend for reservations or bookings on 0353415645.

Elaine's General Store
Elaine LPO, 5266 Midland Hwy,VIC, 3334
03) 5341 5572


Narmbool Weddings
440 Horsehill Rd, Elaine, Victoria 3334


Elaine Farm Supplies
5264 Midland Hwy, Elaine, Victoria 3334
(03) 5341 5665

The Milo Cricket Club, Elaine
The Milo Cricket Club, Elaine

Elaine Cricket Club is a member of the Ballarat Cricket Association (Victoria, Australia), fielding Seniors Division 5 and Juniors Under 14 sides. They also run a Milo Cricket program for Under 12 cricketers.

Elaine Cricket Club
5213 Midland Highway, Elaine 3334
Victoria Australia
Phone 0428 264103

Emilie McPhee Gymnastics
Sports Instruction Sports Club
Elaine-Egerton Road, Elaine, Victoria 3334
Phone 0488 158 210


The Story of Elaine - the little down that did!

Elaine is a small country town with a hotel, a milk bar / service station, and a few small businesses. There used to be a primary school at Elaine, but that has since closed.

In 1862 the Geelong - Ballarat railway line came to Elaine, and a local railway station was opened. Today only grain and freight trains run through Elaine.

In March 1859 a Post Office opened and was named Mount Doran. It was renamed Elaine Post Office in 1872.

The town of Elaine had all but disappeared off the map when a government grant paid for the local recreation club to undergo a major rejuvenation.

For more information on the town of Elaine see the article 'Elaine, the little town that could' published in the Age, 15th June 2013.
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