Framlingham is a rural township in the Western District of Victoria, Australia, about 24 km north-east of Warrnambool (a small city on the south-west coast of the state). With settlement beginning in the 1840s, the following decades saw a general store, post office, hotel, school and Presbyterian church established in Framlingham. The township still boasts a public reserve and a hall, but the school, established in 1872, was closed in 1993. An Aboriginal reserve was established by the Board for the Protection of Aborigines between Purnim and Framlingham in 1861. It was located beside the Hopkins River in the territory of the semi-nomadic Kirrae Wuurong (Blood Tip Tribe) people, not far from the boundary with the Gunditjmara. The reserve operated until 1916, with the Aboriginal community continuing to the present.