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About Wellington



Located just over two hours east of Mel­bourne, Welling­ton Shire in the heart of Gipp­s­land is the third largest munic­i­pal­ity in Vic­to­ria. With an area of over11000 square kilo­me­tres, Welling­ton Shire hosts some of Victoria’s great­est nat­ural beauty along­side a boom­ing indus­trial and agri­cul­tural indus­try.

The Welling­ton Shire is a key agri­cul­tural pro­ducer, with fer­tile soils, abun­dant water for irri­ga­tion and estab­lished trans­port links to mar­kets. It is home to major indus­tries in diverse fields such as avi­a­tion, oil and gas, agri­cul­ture, forestry and pro­fes­sional ser­vices.

The diver­sity of the Welling­ton Shire is astound­ing. Cov­er­ing an expanse that reaches from the rugged high coun­try to one of the longest beaches in the World, the region has a stag­ger­ing array of land­scapes.  Also includ­ing the Gipp­s­land Lakes and numer­ous other National Parks, the Welling­ton Shire has a bounty of wildlife, his­tor­i­cal attrac­tions, unique wilder­ness and fine food and wine as well as outdoor activities including the Gippsland Plains Rail Trail, bush and walking trails, beach, lake and river fishing, water sports and horse riding.

The shire has a res­i­den­tial pop­u­la­tion of over 40,000, sit­u­ated mainly in the larger towns of Sale, Maf­fra, Hey­field, Rosedale, Strat­ford and Yarram. It offers access to a mul­ti­tude of diverse land­scapes and caters for a wide range of recre­ational and leisure inter­ests.


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