Discover Central Goldfields Shire
In Central North Western Victoria, two hours drive from Melbourne, Central Goldfields Shire is the heart of the Goldfields Region. It is within easy driving distance of Ballarat, Bendigo, Ararat and Castlemaine. There is also a rail link from Ballarat, so there are plenty opportunities to embrace the regional lifestyle and live, work and invest as you choose.
Estimated resident population: 13,000
Land area: 1,542 km2
Find A Home
Buying or renting a home in Central Goldfields Shire is much more affordable than any big city alternative. Choose from houses in Maryborough, cottages in our beautiful townships like Bealiba, Carisbrook, Dunolly, Majorca, Talbot and Bowenvale-Timoror, or rural retreats in the picturesque countryside.
The Shire’s central location and major transport connections gives us a strategic advantage. Traditional industry strengths include agriculture, food and wine growing and tourism. The service sector is also a large employer.
Access to a great education is an essential part of family life in the country. Central Goldfields Shire provides a comprehensive range of facilities from childcare centres and kindergartens to secondary schools offering broad curriculum choices.