|Lga:||Shire of Mount Alexander|
The town is also located on the Melbourne to Bendigo Railway Line, although the station was closed in 1976. The Taradale Viaduct, which carries the railway 36 metres above Back Creek, was built between 1858 and 1862.
Taradale Post Office opened on 1 March 1856.
Taradale has now been bypassed by the Calder Freeway.