a Mount Elephant Home Page

(The short URL for this page is     https://goo.gl/H2ZG7u       )

Main gate off Hamilton Highway, 1km west of Derrinallum.

(Update 2/5/18)
Carpark Landscaping:

Mount Elephant Community Management  (MECM) is pleased to commence the next stage of landscape planning around the visitor centre and car park area  with the appointment of Niree Bingham, Mantle Studios,  Landscape Architect. 2nd May 2018.


Contact L. Brown 0409535914 or V. Lang 55962014 e: vlang@ansonic.com.au for further information.

Click here for some photos.

Waking the Giants
A weekend of celebration inspired by the volcanoes of western Victoria.
Mount Elephant, Hamilton Highway, Derrinallum. 12th to 14th October 2018
music, performance, art, presentations, activities
Details: Val Lang e: vlang@ansonic.com.au

We are open from 1pm to 4pm each Sunday.
(Unless it is a "Total fire ban", a "Severe" fire risk day or worse).
Visit our new "Mount Elephant Community" Facebook page for latest news! 

Click here to view the archives of our newsletter "Mount Elephant Update".

Visit the Mount Elephant Centre for more about wildlife and early history of the district.

Mount Elephant is a perfect breached scoria cone that erupted maybe 180,000 years ago. It is part of a suite of volcanoes on the basalt plains of south west Victoria from 30,000 to several million years old. (When will the next one erupt?!)

Located 1 kilometre west of the township of Derrinallum, on the Hamilton Highway.
It is an easy one-hour drive from major regional centres of Geelong, Ballarat, Warrnambool and Hamilton, and a comfortable two-hour drive from Melbourne.

Visit us   Open every Sunday from 1 till 4pm.
                    (Except days of Total Fire Ban or "Severe" fire risk.)              
                   Groups such as schools can make an appointment for other more suitable times.
                   Dogs on leads are welcome.
                   Please note that for your safety we will not be open on days of total fire ban.
                   Please also note the safety precautions listed in "visit us"
                   A more complete list is in the Risk management Plan.

Latest News........(Listed below)
Now Showing: Display of early photos, sketches and paintings of Mount Elephant.
                        Displays of how volcanoes work.

Click here for eBird sightings on Mount Elephant. 32 species spotted to July 2017. Can you see others?

Release of "Looking to Buy" film which was made here.
March 2017     Click here to view the film.

Drone video flight over Mount Elephant.
Feb 2017.

Click here to see the trailer and the full flight.

Nov 2016
Click here to visit the Mount Elephant Centre.

And finally, a thanks to our sponsors...............  Corangamite CMA, Fed Govt "Caring for our Country" fund, State Dept of Rural and Regional Development "Putting Locals First" Program, DSE "Communities for Nature" fund, Trust for Nature, Corangamite Shire, Jack and Millie Borbidge fund, Sue Hickey Foundation,  generous local public, volunteers, visiting public, and the list goes on...............