Over looked by the picturesque Mt Fraser, Beveridge is a growing residential area only 40km from Melbourne. Located directly off the Hume Highway, Beveridge is known for its expansive grassy plains, and also as being the birthplace of notorious bushranger Ned Kelly.
History and heritage
Beveridge was named after Andrew Beveridge, an early settler who went on to build the town's Hunter's Tryst Inn in 1845.
Perhaps the most famous spot in town, and a definite must-see, is the Kelly farm, known as the birthplace of Ned Kelly, and the home where he spent his early years. Ned's father built the home in 1859, where it is still standing today. You can view the house as well as the Catholic Church that Ned attended school as part of the Ned Kelly Touring Route.
Explore the area
The history of Ned Kelly is just the beginning of the attractions in Beveridge. The Hunters Tryst is known for its classic pub food and weekly parma night. Beveridge is also home to Mandalay Estate, a growing housing estate with a lifestyle club, including a golf course and clubhouse. The clubhouse contains the popular Club Mandalay restaurant, which offers a wide range of cuisines.
Mount Fraser is a volcanic cone near Beveridge. It is the largest scoria cone near Melbourne. The extinct volcano last erupted about one million years ago.
The Greater Beveridge Community Centre is also available to hire for business meetings, event spaces or family gatherings and is also home to the local library for the town.
Points of interest
- Former family residence of Ned KellyAttraction & Historical landmarkKelly Street, BeveridgeBeveridge is home to the Ned Kelly House, the birthplace of the infamous bushranger and where he spent his early childhood years.
- Mandalay Walking TracksTracks and trailsMandalay Circuit, BeveridgeMandalay's walking tracks surround the pristine 18-hole golf course.
This page was last updated on 20 January 2022.