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Catch the wave

One of Victoria’s most liveable locations, Surf Coast Shire is close to the city but retains the charm and values of a true coastal lifestyle.

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"This is one of the most enjoyable and richly rewarding life experiences that we could have ever had and we feel very lucky for the privilege."

Comprising the towns of Aireys Inlet, Anglesea, Lorne, Moriac, Torquay and Winchelsea, Surf Coast Shire is home to some of Australia’s greatest icons. The spectacular Great Ocean Road officially begins in Torquay, not far from the undisputed home of Australian surfing, Bells Beach.

In fact, all the beaches are exceptional, while mighty rainforests, crashing waterfalls and fertile farmland work their way inland. Communities are safe and welcoming, with flourishing tourism, retail and construction sectors. Unemployment rates are well below the national average—maybe that’s why everyone seems to be loving life here.

Put it all together, and you have an ideal place to live, work and enjoy an exceptional quality of life.


If you'd like to find out more, get in touch with the Surf Coast Shire Council.
03 5261 0600
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surfcoast.vic.gov.au (external link)

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