Department of the Environment, Water, Heritage and the Arts.
Australian Heritage Database
Mount Elephant, Hamilton Hwy, Derrinallum, VIC, Australia
List: Register of the National Estate
Legal Status: Registered (21/10/1980)
Place ID: 3758
Place File No: 2/02/132/0005
Statement of Significance:
Mount Elephant is one of the highest and one of the major scoria cones in the largest homogeneous volcanic plain on Earth. It has scientific and recreational significance.
A regular, smooth profiled landform.
Geology of Mount Elephant.
Scoria cones, stony rises and older basalt:
Mount Elephant is a steep sided volcanic scoria cone. It was formed about 20,000 years ago and is one of the highest volcanoes in Victoria, rising 240 metres above the surrounding plain.
Mount Elephant is a site of National Significance and listed on the Register of the National Estate (AHC Database 22 July 2002)
Known as the Swagman's Lighthouse, a landmark for all to navigate their way throughout the western district.
Condition and Integrity:
Has been quarried in the past to the detriment of the area. Was under threat again from new Quarrying application 2009/2010.