Dalyston is a rural village on the Bass Highway, west Gippsland, 7 km north-west of Wonthaggi.

The formation of the village dates from about 1890 when a mechanics' institute hall was built. There is a record of a Catholic church being built in 1902 on land donated by Patrick Daly – hence the name Dalyston. Daly also donated land for a mechanics' institute (1911), and a racecourse was laid out on his property for the Powlett Race Club in 1902, coinciding with the opening of Daly's Ozone Hotel.

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