A man has been charged with the murder of a 14-year-old boy following a fight near Ballarat.

He was remanded in custody to appear at Ballarat Magistrates Court on Monday.

Police earlier said the teenager and a man were taken to a house on Carlyle Street, Scarsdale, by a 16-year-old girl and a 19-year-old woman who lived there.

They were confronted by a group of people, and a fight broke out about 5am (AEDT) on Saturday.

During the altercation, the boy was struck with a blunt object and suffered a serious head injury.

Paramedics tried to revive the youth, but he died at the scene.

Police arrested two men and a woman on Saturday afternoon.

A 39-year-old Wendouree man is in custody assisting police with their inquiries.

A 28-year-old Ballarat woman has been released pending further inquiries.