The Best Place To Live
Welcome to the Geelong region, the best place to live.
The Geelong region is the fastest growing region in Victoria and home to the best surf beaches, gourmet food producers and wineries as well as internationally recognised major events. With a healthy and diverse economy, low unemployment, great access to services, world-class education and fabulous lifestyle choices within easy reach of Melbourne, the Geelong region is fast becoming the best place to live.
Golden Plains is a vibrant and progressive municipality situated between Geelong, Ballarat and Melbourne, offering residents and businesses access to the city services while enjoying a country lifestyle.
We invite you to get lost and discover the unique, untouched beauty of Golden Plains Shire. Rolling green hills, golden fields of canola and wheat, rugged bush landscapes and rocky plains span the Shire from its historic gold mining towns in the north and east, to the river valleys in its south.
New residents, including many young families, have taken advantage of the proximity to services and employment opportunities available in Ballarat and Geelong. Despite rapid growth in the north-west and south-east of Golden Plains, the Shire's rural base and natural environment dominate the landscape.
While the Shire has a strong tradition of wool and grain growing, intensive animal farming, particularly poultry and pigs, is increasing. Growth in the home based business sector is providing healthy employment and lifestyle opportunities for the growing population. Wine is an emerging sector, with the Moorabool Valley being home to a well established and growing wine industry.
For further information about the Best Place To Live campaign go to www.geelongaustralia.com.au/thebestplacetolive