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Located at the foothills of the Grampians National Park

Ararat and its region is surrounded by picturesque grazing country. It is the centrepiece in a region of tranquil and inspiring natural attractions and lies at the junction of Western and Pyrenees highways about 198 km north west of Melbourne. Centrally located to the Grampians National Park, the Goldfields, the South Coast and to Metro Melbourne, the Ararat Region is not far from anywhere and is situated within the Grampians Wine Region, an historic and expanding wine district renowned for high quality wines and scenic vineyards.

Apart from nature based activities, Ararat and its beautiful neighbouring townships have a lot to offer. Experience the abundance of diverse attractions and community amenities.

The region is central to many key projects within Victoria’s west, such as the 75-turbine Ararat Windfarm, the Murray Basin Railway, the Hopkins Correctional facility expansion, and is home to many large agricultural, manufacturing and health care businesses, ensuring that it remains an active and ever growing economy with diverse job opportunities.

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Ararat itself is a modern city offering a variety of retail shopping, restaurants, education and recreational activities that suit the needs of families and individuals. The central business district is home to large retail outlets as well as smaller retail shops offering something different for everyone, including fashion boutiques, restaurants and cafes.

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If you'd like to find out more, get in touch with the Ararat Rural City Council.
03 5355 0200
Email (external link)
www.ararat.vic.gov.au (external link)

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