Living the high life
Whatever your tastes in life, Victoria’s celebrated Central Highlands is one region where you’re sure to be able to indulge them.
Diversity is the theme across the Central Highlands. From historic towns and cities steeped in our golden past, to the finest contemporary produce, cuisine and wine to grace a table. It’s a place where you don’t simply live; you immerse yourself in the sheer variety of natural and man-made wonders.
With its eastern reaches less than an hour from Melbourne, the Central Highlands region also offers residents a viable commute for those wishing to work in Melbourne. Alternatively, if you’re seeking a fresh start, the region is renowned for its career prospects in manufacturing and agriculture, and continues to grow in health, retail, education, tourism, property, financial services and construction.
Diverse, active, indulgent and beautiful. What more could you ask for?
Explore the shires, towns and cities of the Central Highlands below.
Like the thought of an active outdoor lifestyle? Ararat Rural City might be just what the doctor ordered.
As one of Victoria’s biggest regional centres, and one of the closest to Melbourne, the City of Ballarat continues to surge ahead.
Rolling green hills, golden fields of canola and wheat, rugged bush landscapes and rocky plains. From historic gold mining towns to lush river valleys, the shire is a treat for the senses.
It’s known as the ‘Spa Capital of Australia’, but there’s much more to Hepburn Shire than the mineral springs that made it famous.
Perfectly positioned between Melbourne and Ballarat are the picturesque rolling hills and heritage townships of Moorabool Shire.