Unexpected Discoveries

There’s something about Greater Hamilton.
The space, the freshest of air, the people, the delightful surprises.
Our visitors are simply too blessed to be stressed.

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So many possibilities in Greater Hamilton

Indulge in the delicacies of Dunkeld, meander through yesteryear in Byaduk, or immerse yourself in the charm of Balmoral. Or catch the feels of our other 7 charming townships – all vastly different – and share in their stories.  From volcanic plains to flowing falls, small batch wineries and vibrant acclaimed artworks our region is steeped in history, passion and full of unexpected discoveries.

Re-discover what is feels like to have space. And time.  Re-discover what it feels like to have fresh country air filter through your lungs.  Re-discover what it feels like to truly connect with the people in the places.  Re-discover rural hospitality, that feels warm, comfortable and just like home. 

There’s people to meet, places to see, and many many possibilities on your next visit to Greater Hamilton.

Our Destinations

Hamilton

Balmoral

Branxholme

Byaduk

Cavendish

Coleraine

Dunkeld

Glenthompson

Penshurst

Tarrington

What’s On

Tuesday Racing At Hamilton

Tuesday, 26 May 2020,  Hamilton

Hamilton HIRL Farmers and Craft Market

Saturday, 30 May 2020,  Hamilton

National Simultaneous Storytime

Tuesday, 02 June 2020,  Hamilton

Hamilton Harness Race Day

Thursday, 18 June 2020,  Hamilton

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Restart Checklists for Greater Hamilton Businesses

Restart Checklists for Greater Hamilton Businesses

As businesses in the Greater Hamilton region adapt to “Business as Unusual”, there are a number of National and State resources that can help you to form a COVIDsafe plan for your business.   Here is a guide to the most useful checklists and trusted sources of...

Live From Aus: Tourism Australia

Live From Aus: Tourism Australia

Tourism Australia has just launched their ‘Live from Aus’ virtual tourism activation. Live from Aus will bring some of Australia’s best tourism offerings ‘live’ into the living rooms of hundreds of Australians.  Live from Aus will highlight the best that Australian...

Greater Hamilton Region – Open for ‘Business as Unusual’

Greater Hamilton Region – Open for ‘Business as Unusual’

Council is supporting businesses in the Greater Hamilton Region through an eye-catching new campaign promoting how local businesses have adapted to the challenges of COVID-19.  Shopfronts will be activated with engaging ‘we are open’ decal stickers...

Make Mum’s day, the ISO way

Make Mum’s day, the ISO way

While the coronavirus may have changed the way we can celebrate, there’s no excuse not to celebrate the Mums in your life next weekend!   For a little inspo while in iso, here’s just a few options for you.  Ways to Eat  Everyone knows Mum loves a long lunch, and...

Funding for Creatives

Funding for Creatives

South West Victorian Artists; Jasmine Mansbridge, Madi Whyte and Jimmi Buscombe, painting the Hamilton McGuigan Lane Mural - Photo by Emma Gillespie. Independent creatives & micro-organisations in the Greater Hamilton region are encouraged to apply for $5-$10k...

Business Support Fund

Business Support Fund

Updated 11/5/20. If you are a small business or not-for-profit impacted by COVID-19 you may be eligible for a $10,000 grant, but hurry- applications close June 1!  The $500 million Business Support Fund from the Victorian Government is designed to help small...

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