Lismore is a small rural town located 165km west of Melbourne on the Hamilton Highway. Originally known as Browns Water Hole by white settlers and Bongerimennin by the aborigines, the town was surveyed in 1852 and renamed Lismore in 1853. No records exist to explain the name change, but it is possible that it was named after the town of Lismore in County Waterford, Ireland. Lismore is currently a popular rest spot for drivers on the Hamilton Highway and is only a short distance from Derrinallum and Mt Elephant.

Major Features:
Brown's Water Hole, Lismore outdoor swimming pool, Lismore Golf Club, Prospect (public art)

The town features one of the state's oldest private chapels, a Gothic revival style building built by Scottish emigrant Adam Robertson in 1867 from bluestone.

Golf, Bowls, Croquet, Football, Netball, Squash and Cricket.

Lismore Primary School, Lismore Country Fire Authority, Lions Club, Lismore & District Health Care Centre

Major Businesses:
South West Healthcare, Reid Langdon


For all the up-to-date information on what's happening in and around Lismore, check out the Lismore website or visit our Events Calendar for a full listing of events in the Shire.

Useful Contacts/Organisations: 

Lismore Progress Association, Secretary Loris Shannon 5596 2344

Lismore Newsletter Sandy Gibson 5596 2012

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