Economic Profile

Corangamite Shire (map) is located 180 kilometres south west of Melbourne in the Great South Coast. The municipality stretches from the Great Ocean Road in the south to the pastoral area of Skipton in the north. The Shire is served by the Glenelg Highway, the Hamilton Highway, the Princes Highway and the Melbourne-Geelong-Warrnambool railway line.

The Shire is predominantly rural, with a large share of the population (around a third) employed in agricultural industries, as well as associated value-adding, notably dairy products. There are dairy processing facilities at Cobden, Camperdown, Simpson and Timboon. A large share of the population is employed in services, most notably retail trade, health and education. Tourism is also an important employer in Corangamite Shire, especially around Port Campbell and associated with the crater lakes throughout the Shire, particularly around Camperdown. Energy projects are an important source of employment within the Shire, including gas processing from the Otway Basin and new wind energy opportunities.

This website presents economic and demographic insights for Corangamite. For further information and assistance in relation to business and investment, please contact Corangamite Shire’s Economic Development Unit - phone (03) 5593 7100.