Boort is a rural township 90 km north-west of Bendigo and 35 km north of Wedderburn. It is on the railway line from Wedderburn Junction to Robinvale.
The township was named after the Boort pastoral run, taken up in 1846 by John Bear. The name is thought to be derived from an Aboriginal word meaning smoke. The Boort homestead was south-east of Lake Boort, and the township is north-west of the lake.