An historic goldfields town since 1860   

Linton is located approximately 35kms west of Ballarat, Victoria. Linton, an historical golden mining town, is situated along the Ballarat Skipton Rail Trail, with an approximate population of 1,716 within the Linton District, Happy Valley, Newtown and Scarsdale inclusive residents according to the 2021 Australian Bureau of Statistics.

The local community is proud of our town and what it has to offer in outdoor experiences such as walking the trail and bush tracks, bike and horse riding, and popular recreational activities.

Our community is vibrant with many local sporting and community groups that connect us. These include the Linton and District Progress Association, the Linton and District Historical Society.

The Linton CFA, and Linton Cemetery Trust welcomes volunteers to join them. 

You can participate and join our local sporting groups; the Football and Netball clubs, Bowls Club, Cricket Club and Linton Craft Group. 

See our links on this website to the Linton News to keep up-to-date with events and activities.

In the spirt of reconciliation the Linton and District Progress Association acknowledges the Traditional Custodian of country throughout Australia and their connections to land, sea and community. We pay our respects to their Elders past and present, and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. Linton and district Communities are on Wadawurrung Country covering 10,000 square kilometres on the western side of Victoria.