Belfast was the name given to Port Fairy in western Victoria, the town on Port Fairy Bay, 250 km south-west of Melbourne.

On 23 October 1843, a Parramatta entrepreneur, James Atkinson, was granted a Special Survey of eight square miles (21 square kilometres) on Port Fairy Bay. It was one of ten special survey grants made in Victoria, usually for land calculated to occupy a strategic location or to be capable of yielding good profit for a subdivider. Port Fairy was potentially a sea port for Western District pastoral interests.

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