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Located within the volcanic plains of Victoria’s Western District, the Greater Hamilton region is approximately 290 kilometres west of Melbourne and 500 kilometres south-east of Adelaide.

The economic profile of the Shire reveals a diverse industry base with significant involvement in agriculture, manufacturing, education and training, community and health services, and vibrant retail and tourism sectors.

Our Economic Development Unit provides support services to facilitate the growth and development of new and existing businesses in the Shire.

The Unit is happy to provide information on the latest development and trade opportunities in the region.

For further information on economic profile of Southern Grampians Shire and the region, please contact the Unit on (03) 5573 0202 or email

Investment opportunities

Establishing a business in or moving a business to the Greater Hamilton Region could be the most positive and productive decision you make. The region has enormous potential for growth and further development, especially in the areas of:  

  • Diverse grains, including winter wheat production
  • Expanding dairy industry
  • Mineral Sands Mining
  • Forestry - Bluegum & Pine plantations
  • Horticulture - herbs, cut flowers and vegetables
  • Viticulture - premium quality table wines
  • Meat and by-product processing
  • Wool processing - scouring, top making and spinning
  • Manufacturing of woollen goods and crafts
  • Engineering
  • Information Technology
  • Tourism & related industries

For further information on the Greater Hamilton Region please visit;