What is Significant?
The Balmoral Post Office is a single storey symmetrical timber building with a verandah, subsequently enclosed and which formerly featured a pediment and clock. The paired timber posts survive as does much of the facade detailing. Its plan includes a projecting central pavilion used as the main office the interior of which retains some original features. The current building was designed by the Victorian Public Works Department, completed in 1890. Although the design included a clock 'tower' in the verandah roof, no clock was ever installed. The facade was altered, to provide better weather protection, as early as the 1930s when the clock tower was probably removed. There is a residence at the rear (not inspected).
How is significant?
The Balmoral Post Office is of historical and architectural significance to the Southern Grampians Shire and to the community of Balmoral.
Why is it significant?
The Balmoral Post Office is of historical significance as the focus for postal and telecommunications services to the community from the 1860s to the present day. It is of architectural significance for its comparison with the post offices in the other communities of the Shire, particularly that of which is of the same standard design.