The Moorabool Railway Station is one of a notable group of stylistically similar railway stations on the Geelong-Ballarat line which includes the structures at Bannockburn and Meredith. The Moorabool station is an excellent illustration of country station architecture of the 1860s when the railway was the most important mode of transport between the provincial cities. The Ballarat-Geelong line, includes important viaducts at Moorabool and Batesford.
(The Commission is in the process of developing and/or upgrading official statements for places listed prior to 1991. The above data was mainly provided by the nominator and has not yet been revised by the Commission.)
The Moorabool Railway Station, originally called the Steiglitz Road Station, was erected in 1862 by contractors John Campbell and Company from designs prepared by Victorian railways architects. This regular coursed, squared basalt structure consisting of a part two storey station office, residence and timber verandah with separate lamproom, is styled in the Italianate tradition.