Beaufort is a town in Victoria, Australia. It is located on the Western Highway midway between Ararat and Ballarat, in the Pyrenees Shire local government area. It is 387 metres (1,270 ft) above sea level. At the 2011 census, Beaufort had a population of 1,004. The town takes its name either from Rear-Admiral Francis Beaufort or a Welsh village in Monmouthshire.
The area was once occupied by the Wadawurrung Aborigines who called the area 'Peerick' or 'Yarram-yarram'.