At a glance

Time for a fresh start

Located in Western Victoria in scenic wine country, the Pyrenees Shire has two main townships: Beaufort in the south and Avoca in the north. You’ll also find strong community connections in our other townships and localities dotted across the 3,500 square kilometres of our Shire. Approximately two hours’ drive from Melbourne and half an hour from Ballarat, the Pyrenees Shire is a wonderful place to make a ‘tree change’, raise a family and enjoy the great outdoors.

There is so much to see and do in the Pyrenees Shire, ranging from tasting award-winning wine and quality local produce to mountain biking in the forest, monthly markets and family-friendly events. There is also a wide range of restaurants, hotels, cafes and bakeries to cater for every taste.

Swimming facilities are located in Avoca, Beaufort and Landsborough and the community is involved in football, netball, cricket, tennis, golf and bowls. There is also a passion for horses and pony club, dancing and Avoca is known for its petanque competitions.

Go to Visit Pyrenees to experience the Pyrenees on your next day trip.

If you'd like to find out more, get in touch with the Pyrenees Shire Council.
1300 797 363
Email (external link)
pyrenees.vic.gov.au (external link)

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One of the biggest concerns of anyone considering a move to regional Victoria is that of employment. Will there be the type of employment you’re after, and will there be enough of it? You’re definitely not alone in asking these questions.
Finding and then moving into a new home is always an exciting process. Sure, it has its headaches along the way, but there’s nothing quite like the thrill of that first night in a new house. And when the new house happens to be in a whole new region, the thrill only intensifies. Median house prices are $190,000 in Avoca and $220,000 in Beaufort. Council has also developed a new housing estate known as Correa Park in Beaufort with blocks starting at $55,000 and lot sizes start at 720 square metres.
Pyrenees Shire has ten primary schools, three early education centres and one high school spread across the municipality. Buses run children from our townships into bigger centres such as Ballarat, Maryborough, Ararat and Stawell.