Discover Glenelg Shire
Tucked away in Victoria’s South West corner, the ‘Discovery Coast’ is recognised as the Western Gateway to the Great Ocean Road and its many natural and historic features, coupled with other unique attractions make it a destination worth discovering.
This small pocket of land includes the townships of Portland, Cape Bridgewater, Casterton, Heywood, Dartmoor and Nelson. Rolling hills and rich agricultural land to the north, give way to a scenic and secluded river region to the west, pine plantations line the roads through the hinterland, while a huge expanse of coastal beaches and cliffs form the southern perimeter.
The sea supports a thriving fishing industry and is also a source of pleasure for swimming, surfing, diving and other water sports.
Estimated resident population: 20,800
Land area: 6,200 km2
Find A Home In Glenelg Shire
Whether you choose to live in a coastal environment or in a rural setting, the diverse nature of the Glenelg Shire makes it a wonderful place to live, work and raise a family. Live by the sea, in town or on a farm – the choice is yours.
Careers In Glenelg Shire
Industry is progressive in Glenelg Shire and includes diversified farming, tourism, professional, retail and service sectors, small businesses, and a busy deep-water port. There are strong employment opportunities throughout the Shire.
Education In Glenelg Shire
A For the families there are a large number of first class primary and secondary schools, a TAFE campus and the Warrnambool campus of Deakin University is just an hour away.