coopers creek
Image supplied.
  • The town is set on 11 acres on the Thomson River
  • Was a mining township during the Victorian gold rush
  • Is expected to sell for $2.5 to 3 million - similar to a house in Kew

Ever wanted to own a whole town? Well, here is a chance – just like the Rose family in Schitt’s Creek.

The small Victorian town of Coopers Creek is offering a buyer the opportunity to purchase the entire town, including a historical pub.

Set on 11 acres on the Thomson River, Coopers Creek was previously a mining township that was settled during the Victorian gold rush in the 1800s, and at its peak was home to 250 people.

The Holyoak family purchased the property bit by bit from the 1960s.

Currently, the town consists of 21 lots ranging in size from 660 square metre lot over 12,000sqm. This includes the fully equipped pub with pool room, dining area, stage, open fireplaces and a commercial kitchen.

Coopers Creek pub
Coopers Creek. Image supplied.

The sale also includes a two-bedroom home with a veranda.

Mason White McDougall Director Ian Mason said that given the uniqueness of the asset, it is hard to put a price on the entire town. It is expected to sell for around $2.5 to $3 million, about the same price as a single house in Kew or Hawthorn.

Coopers Creek pub (2)
Image supplied.

“If you have ever wanted to own your own town or be the mayor of your own domain, this is the place for you,” said Mr Mason.

“Whether it’s setting up a tourism business or a desire to live off grid immersed in nature, Coopers Creek offers endless opportunities including a break from city life and a change of scenery in one of Victoria’s most pristine natural environments.

Mason White

“Like the Rose family in Schitt’s Creek, Coopers Creek could be a life-changing move for the right buyer.”

Expressions of interest are now open.


For more quirky Australian homes that have been sold over the past year, check out this property with not one but two runways in WA and this former Soviet safehouse in Sydney.

You May Also Like

Perth Design Week 2024’s program launches today, featuring expanded program and international collaboration

Perth Design Week 2024 unveils expanded program, featuring over 80 diverse events spanning exhibitions, talks, and installations.

Perth Design Week 2024: Perth’s best architects prove that smaller homes are in vogue

Perth Design Week 2024’s week-long itinerary of events, exhibitions and experiences promises a vibrant celebration of design excellence.

Top Australian downsizing locations revealed

Property Credit’s report reveals 12 locations across NSW, Queensland and Tasmania replete with opportunities for downsizers.

Revitalising urban jungles: University expert weighs in on why green spaces are the ultimate urban upgrade

Planning policies, funding disparities, and land constraints have exacerbated inequities in green space access in Australia.