Time for a tree change? Baw Baw Shire – Closer than you think

The ideal location

Baw Baw Shire is one of the fastest growing areas in Victoria. Located only 30 minutes from the outer suburbs of Melbourne, Baw Baw is connected to the Melbourne CBD by regular high-speed trains and the Monash freeway.

Become a part of a growing community

With an estimated population of almost 50,000 (and still growing), Baw Baw Shire is the perfect place to establish a family base and allow for easy commute to the city. There are opportunities to engage with our community in our neighbourhoods, on the streets where we live, in the shopping areas, in community places and spaces, in recreation and cultural groups or on the sports field.


Baw Baw Shire is an exciting business location offering advantages that are hard to match. It’s strong and expanding economy has industry sectors in Baw Baw experiencing a booming revenue with outputs in the region of $4.5 billion and rising. Local expenditure is incredibly strong making Baw Baw the ideal place to invest.

From high-speed internet to opportunities for industrial development, Baw Baw Shire offers support and growth across all industries. A rural setting, yet so close to Melbourne with high-speed rail and road arterial networks servicing supply chains and customers.

Baw Baw Shire also works hard to support new and existing businesses to establish and expand in areas. Council’s Economic Development team welcomes all your enquiries and is happy to provide information and facilitate your investment planning.


Baw Baw Shire is home to high-quality education, ranging from pre-school care, all the way to higher education. With plenty of options designed to suit our growing communities needs, you are certain to find something to suit you and your child’s needs.


Healthcare is world renowned in Australia, and the high-quality of healthcare is no different in Baw Baw Shire. From hospitals to primary healthcare professionals, to aged care providers, or alternative healthcare providers, such as acupuncture, chiropractors, naturopath and many more, whatever your life stage or health needs you will be well cared for in Baw Baw Shire.


With new developments, your dream location can be found in our rural hamlets and some of them only half an hour from the town centres, giving you tantalising treechange choices, as well as higher density urban options. Housing and land prices are well priced and allow for the dream lifestyle to be yours, all at an affordable price. With a strong rental market, it is also the perfect location to either invest or access more flexible housing options.

For business development, commercial and industrial land cost per square metre is well below the Victorian average.


From the alpine majesty of the Baw Baw Plateau, down to the lush, green valleys and gourmet country pastures, Baw Baw Shire has a rich natural environment and beautiful landscapes: green hills and distant mountains, rich brown soils, plentiful water and clean fresh air. Our towns and villages are beautiful, settlements surrounded by green landscapes and offers its residents that country lifestyle with beauty and charm, but also all the comforts of the city.

Our region is custom-made for lovers of the great outdoors. As you ski, fish, cycle and hike your way around the region, rest assured you’ll always be coming home to a place where community spirit thrives and quality education, health and support services are close at hand.

We are the ideal location for the day, the weekend or to change your lifestyle. If you’re considering a move and would like to get to know us better, see the Baw Baw Shire Council.