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The art of regional living

Living in the Greater Hamilton region allows you the opportunity to leave behind city stresses and embrace a vibrant but relaxed country life. Enjoy limitless potential to experience nature, arts & culture, fine food, wine (and coffee, career opportunities and an incredibly welcoming community.

Here you can enjoy an idyllic lifestyle, at the foot of the Grampians National Park and only an hour to the Great Ocean Road.

Our region is internationally renowned for our paddock to plate experiences and award-winning food and wine experiences, including being home to the Royal Mail Hotel and its 2-chef hated Wickens Restaurant.

Our regional hub; Hamilton, was Victoria’s first area of pastoral settlement 160 years ago, and remains the heart of a thriving farming district, with signature events such as the Sheepvention Rural Expo showing how innovative our region is today. Other events like Dunkeld Races and the family-friendly Three Peaks Festival are highlights from our packed calendar of over 180 events annually, including farmers markets, national sporting fixtures and authentic country shows.

There are quirky secrets to be uncovered in each of our 10 unique towns and villages, and a myriad of natural attractions from ancient volcanoes to waterfalls and tranquil lakes.

Whether you’re seeking a tree change to spend more time outdoors with your family, or want to take advantage of the opportunities available in an affordable region with excellent facilities and a bright future ahead, the Greater Hamilton region is one place where you’ll find many possibilities.  


If you'd like to find out more, get in touch with the Southern Grampians Shire Council.

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Here are our local employment agencies, who can help connect you with a great career opportunity that’s the right fit for you. We have also included links to websites listing jobs in the Greater Hamilton region, plus links to two of our largest employees. Southern Grampians Shire Council staff at our Information Centre can also connect you with local industry contacts – 1800 807 056
The Greater Hamilton region is renowned for the outstanding breadth and quality of our educational offering. We are a Centre of Educational Excellence with six secondary colleges, two of which offer boarding facilities, and 16 excellent Primary Schools throughout the region. We also are a Regional Hub for vocational and life training, skills development and post-secondary education. Here is a list of schools and education/training providers in our region.
The Greater Hamilton region is renowned for the outstanding breadth and quality of our educational offering. We are a Centre of Educational Excellence with six secondary colleges, two of which offer boarding facilities, and 16 excellent Primary Schools throughout the region. We also are a Regional Hub for vocational and life training, skills development and post-secondary education. Here is a list of schools and education/training providers in our region.
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