At a glance

The discovery coast

Glenelg Shire’s diverse nature makes it a wonderful place to live, work and raise a family. Sea, town or farm – the choice is yours.

Tucked away in Victoria’s south-west corner, the ‘Discovery Coast’ is the western gateway to the Great Ocean Road. Rolling hills and rich agricultural land to the north give way to a scenic and secluded river region to the west, pine plantations line the roads through the hinterland, while a huge expanse of coastal beaches and cliffs form the southern perimeter. Fishing and water activities thrive here, along with a host of diverse and progressive industries.

Whether it’s Portland, Cape Bridgewater, Casterton, Heywood, Dartmoor or Nelson, you’ll be excited by what you discover in Glenelg Shire.

If you'd like to find out more, get in touch with the Glenelg Shire Council.
1300GLENELG (1300 453 635)
Email (external link)
thisisportland.com.au (external link)
visit.glenelg.vic.gov.au (external link)

Discover more

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.
You may not be aware that regional Victoria is home to some of the best schools in the state. True, you won’t find the concentration of options that you have in Melbourne, but you’ll still find plenty of quality choice across all levels of schooling.