Mailors Flat

Mailors Flat is a rural/residential locality in western Victoria, 8 km north of Warrnambool. It was named after Robert Mailor who took up a pastoral run extending westwards to Koroit in 1842.

The area underwent settlement as small farms during the early 1870s, and a school was opened in 1873. It developed as a dairying and agricultural district and was described in 1903 in the Australian handbook:

After Nestle opened its condensed milk factory at Dennington in 1911, a milk depot was opened at Mailors Flat. After World War II the Warrnambool airport was laid out 1 km west of the village. More recently Mailors Flat’s proximity to Warrnambool has led to it becoming a rural/residential area, enabling survival of the general store, but not the school which closed in 1994.

A plan was made in 2014 to renovate the community hall with a new carpark, public toilets, barbecue area, landscaping and improved drainage and to relocate the tennis courts to an adjacent block of land at the rear of the hall.

Mailors Flat’s census populations have been:

area census date population
Mailors Flat 1891 314
  1911 350
  1933 310
  1954 228
  1966 175
Mailors Flat and environs 2011 471