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Welcome to Rupanyup

First surveyed in 1873, the town located on Dunmunkle Creek was originally known as Lallat but by 1876 had become known as Rupanyup, Aboriginal word meaning "branch hanging over water".


Jack Emmett Billabong and Rupanyup Memorial Park are recent additions to the attractions of the town with an artificial lake, surrounded by native trees and shrubs that have been constructed next to the highway at the northern end of town by the local Lions Club. The Memorial Park is located adjacent to the Jack Emmet Billabong and is the perfect setting to caravan or camp while exploring what the region has to offer.


Rupanyup is head quarters for the Wood’s Farming and Heritage Museum located on the Wimmera Highway. This amazing collection of stationary engines, tractors, tools, farm and household memorabilia is available for viewing by appointment. There is truly something for everyone so be sure to contact 0427 159 154 (any time) or 5385 5036 (evenings only) to enjoy an experience that will take you back in time.

Cust's Store, in the middle of town, is an example of an old-style general store named after one of the first shops erected within the town.

The Old Four Mill located in Gibson St is an early and rare example of a portable mill of galvanized iron construction and is adjacent to the first reinforced concrete silos built in the southern hemisphere. These were designed by Sir John Monash and erected in 1909.

The Local RSL Hall in Cromie Street owns one of only 9 original scale models of the Melbourne Shrine of Remembrance.

For those interested in Architecture and Heritage, the Rupanyup Railway Station dates from 1890 and the Post Office, the Memorial Hall (a former cinema), the old CBA Bank and the Commercial Hotel all have their own special character. The Anglican Church (1912), Masonic Lodge (1918) and the heritage listed Primary School (1878) are other notable buildings. The local cemetery off Dyer Street also provides an insight into the early history of the district.


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  • Commercial Hotel

    Providing 1 double, 3 twin and 2 single rooms with shared facilities, the Hotel provides classic pub meals and a welcoming atmosphere.

  • Rupanyup Memorial Park

    Located adjacent to the Jack Emmett Billabong, this charming park provides powered and non powered sites, amenities, playground and BBQ facilities.


  • Boyd's Cafe

    Providing a full range of cafe styled food, eat in or take away. Boyd’s Cafe can cater for large groups. Open Mon to Thurs. 8am – 5pm, Fri to Sun 8am – 8.30pm.

  • Commercial Hotel

    Open every day from 11am til late, the Rupanyup’s Commercial Hotel provides counter meals, cold beverages and coffee. This is a one stop spot for ice, phone recharge, great food and accommodation.


Churches - Anglican, Catholic and Uniting.
Police Station. Telephone (03) 5385 5078
Bendigo Bank - Open three days per week. Telephone (03) 5385 5320
V/Line Agency, Emmett Motors. Telephone (03) 5385 5118


Sporting facilities include an 18 hole golf course, swimming pool, bowling greens, sports ground, stadium and tennis courts.


Historical Society's Bottle & Collectors Show - April
Rupanyup Golf Club Tournament - July
Rupanyup Agricultural and Pastoral Show - October
Barley Banquet - With an exclusive 380 tickets available, this annual gathering in October is one not to be missed. Uniquely set in a different barley crop on the outskirts of Rupanyup each year, decked out with a marquee, plenty of food and beverages don’t forget to take your camera for an unforgettable day in the country. Follow the Rupanyup Barley Banquet on Facebook - October


For additional information about Rupanyup go to or visit the Yarriambiack Shire Council Website