The Pyrenees region in central Victoria, just west of Ballarat, was named after the French mountain range, the Pyrenees Wine Region of Victoria is becoming very well regarded. The main towns in the area are Beaufort, Avoca, Moonambel and Redbank. The area is agricultural, predominantly cereal and hay, wool, viticulture and forestry.
The Western Highway which runs through Beaufort is the main road route from Melbourne to Adelaide and Perth. The Sunraysia Highway runs north Mildura. The Pyrenees Highway runs from Maryborough to Ararat. A passenger rail service operates twice a day between Ballarat and Ararat, stopping at Beaufort.
- Local Council: Pyrenees Shire Council
- Pyrenees Wine Region
- Lake Goldsmith Steam Rally held twice a year