Grow and live in Corangamite
We are home to inland lakes, fertile volcanic hinterland and spectacular coastline including the world renowned Twelve Apostles, Corangamite Shire is a nature lover’s paradise and emerging foodies’ favourite.
With no traffic lights or paid parking, Corangamite feels like a world away from the hustle and bustle of city life and remains within easy reach of Colac (30 mins), Warrnambool (45 mins), Geelong (1.5 hrs), Melbourne (2.15 hrs) and all the best the South West has to offer.
Our 12 communities – Camperdown, Cobden, Darlington, Derrinallum, Lismore, Noorat, Port Campbell, Princetown, Simpson, Skipton, Terang and Timboon - provide affordable living options and a great relaxed lifestyle.
Most importantly, community is everything in Corangamite and people here feel connected and happy.
Location and transport
Just over two hours from Melbourne, Corangamite Shire is linked by road and rail.
The Melbourne to Warrnambool rail line provides both public transport and freight services. Timetables can be found at www.vline.com.au
Coach and local bus services connect towns to the rail services in Camperdown.
Four major highways - Princes Highway, Hamilton Highway, Glenelg Highway and the Great Ocean Road - connect Corangamite Shire to regional centres including Ballarat, Geelong, Colac, Warrnambool, Hamilton and Portland.
Corangamite’s five major employers are:
• Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing
• Healthcare and Social Assistance
• Retail Trade
• Education and Training
Corangamite is one of the most productive dairying regions in Australia. Agriculture is a major driver, employing over one third of the Shire’s population. There are dairy processing facilities at Camperdown, Cobden and Timboon.
Affordable housing and residential land options are available in most of Corangamite Shire’s towns. This table gives an idea of the median cost to rent or buy in some of Corangamite’s towns. To have a look at what is currently available for rent or for sale, visit www.realestate.com.au
Events, Arts and Culture
We have libraries in Camperdown, Cobden, Derrinallum, Terang and Timboon, as well as a mobile library visiting Skipton and Lismore on a fortnightly rotation.
There are arts and cultural opportunities available in many of our communities. Corangamite Shire hosts a range of events and community activities throughout the year. To find your local art group meeting, or to see what events are happening, visit to www.corangamite.vic.gov.au/events
Places of worship
There are a number of places of worship that serve people of various faiths. You can get assistance finding an appropriate place of worship by referring to the local directory on our website: www.corangamite.vic.gov.au/Community/Local-Directory