Bromley is a rural locality in the goldfields area between Bendigo and Maryborough. The nearest town of any size is Dunolly, which is three km north-west of Bromley.
Gold was discovered in 1854 at Burnt Creek, the original name of Bromley until 1864, attracting a rush of about 400 miners. As Burnt Creek was set in the midst of various alluvial diggings, miners were drawn away to better prospects and back again when new finds occurred at Burnt Creek. A peak mining population of 3000 was reported in 1856.