Broomfield is a rural village and former mining town 3 km north-east of Creswick, immediately north of the Creswick State Forest.

Like its neighbour, Allendale, Broomfield grew rapidly when deep lead gold mining was developed during the 1880s. Prior to then it was a village with a school (1873), a church and a small amount of mining dating from when gold was first discovered there in May 1872. That discovery led to the opening of the Spring Hill leads, one of the world's richest deep alluvial gold fields.

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