Beaufort Court House

Built using local bricks laid with quartz-rich mortar


9 Livingstone Street, Beaufort


Wathaurung land


The Beaufort Court House has been home to the Beaufort Historical Society since the court closed in 1982. It stands on the land of the Wathaurong people.


From 1864 a Petty Sessions, County Court and a Court of Mines sat at Beaufort.

The Beaufort Court House is one of the few rural court buildings that retain its original court room furniture and fittings, a feature appreciated when Beaufort Historical Society took over the building. They have ensured the furniture has stayed in the building and take a lot of pride in it today.

Working Heritage began managing Beaufort Courthouse in 2006 and repaired and revitalised the building so it could continue to be used by the historical society.

The future

Working Heritage will continue to maintain and improve the Beaufort Court House to ensure it remains a useful community asset.

Working Heritage will be conducting a community survey in July-August 2021 in order to canvas the Beaufort community opinion on the future use and improvement of the site. Survey data will help Working Heritage prepare a strategic vision for this valued community site. To participate in the survey, click on the link below.

Photographs by Andrew Curtis.

Beaufort Court House
Beaufort Court House


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