From world-class wineries to natural springs, lush mountain ranges to stunning coastlines, famous roads to national parks – Victoria is full of beauty and wonder waiting to be discovered.
Regional Victoria (also known as country Victoria) encompasses all the areas of the state of Victoria outside Melbourne. Regional Victoria contains much of Australia’s geographical and biological diversity.
Journey through our pristine forests; witness the dramatic scenery of our mountain ranges; taste the exotic flavours of our gourmet produce; walk along our many hiking trails; enjoy our many rivers and lakes; visit our many towns and attractions. There is so much to see and experience in regional Victoria.
Explore Victoria and everything Victoria has to offer with just a short drive from Melbourne.
discover victoria’s regions
Discover Victoria’s regions
Select the areas below to learn more about Victoria's diverse regions.
Barwon South West Region
The Barwon South West Region stretches from the border with South Australia to the tip of Queenscliff at Port Phillip Bay. This region includes Victoria’s largest regional city Geelong, the picturesque Great Ocean Road and welcoming coastal towns.
The Barwon South West Region has excellent education facilities, sports and recreation centres, as well as investment opportunities in agriculture and renewable energy.
Gippsland offers a variety of natural attractions for residents and visitors to enjoy: clean beaches, pristine rainforests, snowfields, hiking and riding trails, wineries and more.
Some of Gippsland’s key industries include dairy, fishing and energy. Gippsland is popular for its sports activities like water skiing, surfing and snow skiing.
From the border with South Australia at Victoria’s west to the edge of metropolitan Melbourne at Melbourne’s east, the Grampians Region includes many townships, attractions and activities.
Try your luck at panning for gold at Sovereign Hill, explore the many historical Gold Rush sites, and witness the natural beauty of the Grampians National Park.
There is plenty to see and do in the Grampians Region, as well as many investment opportunities in areas such as renewable energy, food product manufacturing, agriculture and tourism.
The Hume Region is renowned for its world-class wines and gourmet food – it’s also part of the ‘food bowl of Australia’.
The region’s diversity – and new opportunities in key industries – will ensure steady economic development and jobs growth. This is reflected in Hume's population growth, which is projected to grow by over 38% before 2031.
Hume hosts a number of festivals and events throughout the year such as the Bright Autumn Festival, the Wangaratta Festival of Jazz and the Australian Superbike Championship in Winton.
Loddon Mallee Region
The Loddon Mallee Region occupies more than a quarter of Victoria. With one of the most consistently warm climates in the State, people enjoy the region’s waterways, acclaimed restaurants and wineries, heritage towns and grand forests.
The Loddon Mallee Region has a growing economy in tourism, horticulture and manufacturing. Visit some of Victoria’s most famous town centres such as Bendigo, Castlemaine and Mildura.
Melbourne is the capital city of Victoria and the fastest growing city in Australia. A central business hub for Asia-Pacific, Melbourne offers excellent investment opportunities and is the world’s most liveable city.
facts about victoria
Facts about VictoriaVictoriahas a larger economy than New Zealand or SingaporeAAAThe highest possible credit rating70%of residents live in Greater Melbourne6 MILLION PEOPLEmaking Victoria the fastest growing state by population3,500+restaurants from over 70 countries73,94630 tonnes of coffee beans are imported every day, enough for 3 million cups of coffee2.5 MILLIONtourists visited Melbourne in 2016 and spent $6.7 billion800 WINERIESand 21 different wine regions200+The number of countries that Victorians have come from50% OF VICTORIANSwere either born overseas or have a parent born overseas