Mount Shadwell Quarry


Mount Shadwell Quarry is fully owned and operated by Moyne Shire Council and provides scoria products to the construction and roadwork industries, as well as farmers, trades and the home handy person. The quarry is located 3km north of Mortlake on the Ararat-Mortlake Road, and provides products including crushed rock for roadworks, fine aggregate, dust for pipe bedding and coarse aggregate for filters and landscaping.

The quarry was established in the 1920s to provide railway ballast and as a source of material for road construction. It has operated for many years under the control of the previous Shire of Mortlake, and now Moyne Shire Council.

The quarry is open Monday to Thursday from 7.30am to 4.15pm and on Fridays from 7.30am to 3.45pm.


Fossicking is available on Friday, Saturday and Sundays

Bookings are essential, to book please contact the Information centre (03) 5599 2899.

Visitors are required to follow an induction session and sign an indemnity form.


Quarry price list(PDF, 36KB)

Quarry indemnity form(PDF, 38KB)


Phone – 1300 65 65 64 (during business hours only)

Email -

Fossicking Contact ONLY- (03) 5599 2899.