Koroit is a small rural town in western Victoria, Australia a few kilometres north of the Princes Highway, 18 kilometres (11 mi) north-west of Warrnambool and 278 kilometres (173 mi) west of Melbourne. It is in the Shire of Moyne local government area located amidst rolling green pastures on the North rim of Tower Hill. At the 2006 census, Koroit had a population of 1,497. The town borrows its name from the Koroitch Gundidj people who occupied the area prior to European settlement. The town bears a name similar to the Kororoit Creek which flows west of Melbourne.