South western Victoria – a jewel in the crown
Lying south of the Great Dividing Range, south western Victoria has areas of scenic beauty, a dramatic coastline, superb national parks and rich biodiversity. There is an abundance of arable land, large surface and underground water storages and a broad agricultural production base.
The region of about 2.6 million hectares extends from Ballarat in the Central Highlands of Victoria, west to the South Australian border and south to the coast. The southern two thirds are characterised by flat volcanic plains while the Grampians, the Dundas Tablelands and the Black Ranges dominate the northern third. One of the world’s great deepwater ports is located in Portland.
A healthy and sustainable relationship between the natural environment and the community
Improving relationships between the environment and the community to achieve wise use of our regional natural resources in partnership with the government