Project Description

2011 population

43,400

2031 population

74,700, increase of 72.12%

Main industries

Agriculture; timber; food processing; primary industries

Gross Regional Product

$1,484 million

Just over an hour’s drive east of Melbourne, Baw Baw Shire offers a wide range of activities and accommodation.

The northern half of the shire is heavily forested and lies in the Great Dividing Range and its foothills, including parts of the Mt Baw Baw National Park, while the shire is bounded by the Strzelecki Ranges and its foothills to the south.

With an estimated population of 45,205 (as at 30 June 2013), Baw Baw Shire is experiencing rapid residential growth with a 2.89 per cent annual growth rate between 2006 and 2011, or an increase of 5,806 people.

Baw Baw Shire is great in any season and its close proximity to Melbourne makes it a wonderful choice for a short break, an extended holiday or a day trip.

Baw Baw Shire’s natural attractions include: Mount Baw Baw, Bunyip State Park, Mt Worth State Park, Ada Tree, Moondarra Park and Toorongo Falls.