At a glance
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.
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.