We acknowledge that Taradale is on Jarra Country of the Dja Dja Wurrung Community. We acknowledge through the Taradale community that their forebears are the traditional owners of the Taradale area and have been custodians for many centuries and have performed age old ceremonies of celebration, initiation and renewal. We acknowledge their living culture and their unique role in the life of this region
Our vibrant rural hamlet is home to a small but dynamic community of farmers, entrepreneurs, business people, artists, writers, tree changers, commuters, retirees and every kind of family whose diverse interests are reflected in the broad range of facilities, activities and community events available to visitors and locals. Taradale is nestled in a picturesque valley of cleared farming land surrounded by native forests and dominated by the 1862 Taradale viaduct. Our former gold rush town and pit stop on the Old Calder Highway has a significant built historic legacy as well as the advantages of an idyllic and valuable environment. We are a vital community committed to pursuing a progressive and dynamic future for our town whilst respecting and appreciating the legacy we are privileged to enjoy.