Living Here

Bass Coast is less than two hours from Melbourne and is a popular holiday destination with quaint rural villages, rolling hills, bustling holiday towns nearby Western Port and the world renowned surf breaks of Phillip Island, this is the perfect place to escape to the sea side.

Currently, Bass Coast is one of the fastest growing areas in regional Victoria and has a permanent population of approximately 30,000, although in peak season the population can grow up to approximately 100,000.

Locals enjoy an enviable lifestyle with no traffic jams to contend with, numerous natural attractions and great food and local wineries. It is a location close to Phillip Island and Wilson Promontory with beautiful coastlines and beaches. The Bass Coast shire is recognised internationally for the Penguin Parade and world class events such as the Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix.

You can spend your leisure time exploring the beautiful fishing villages, regional townships, and small wineries whilst easily staying connected with Melbourne, a 90 minute drive along the Monash Freeway and South Gippsland Highway.

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