Live in Greater Hamilton

Bigger backyards. Better lifestyle. Family friendly.

Start with a visit…

So you’ve made the biggest step: to come for a visit.

The best way to decide about moving to or investing in a new destination is to visit and get a strong picture of all aspects of the region.

As the centre of an expansive and wealthy pastoral industry for over 160 years, Greater Hamilton has become a thriving and diverse region of towns including HamiltonBalmoralBranxholme, ByadukCavendishColeraineDunkeldGlenthompsonPenshurst and Tarrington.

The Greater Hamilton region is rich with lifestyle opportunities and facilities. It offers a secure, rural setting, an enviable climate and excellent health and community services. Whether you choose country acres, a period home or a modern townhouse, realistic real estate prices mean you can genuinely afford to enjoy your choice of lifestyle.

Outstanding sporting, recreational and leisure services make for a spirited, energetic population endowed with an exceptional natural environment. It won’t take long to settle in – our active business associations and community will help you develop new contacts, support networks and social opportunities.

With all of this on offer, a better lifestyle is waiting for you – just a few hours away!

The Top 6 Reasons to Choose Greater Hamilton


Live in an enriched and vibrant community where majestic mountains and stunning beaches are just an hour away.

Affordable Housing

A wide range of housing options are available, and you will find that your dollar will go much further.

Employment Opportunities

This is the land of opportunity with a variety of careers, potential to start your own business and demand for skilled expertise.


It won’t take long to settle in! You’ll be welcomed by sports clubs, social groups and other community associations.

Schools and Education

Small class sizes, a broad curriculum and beautiful grounds can be found in 16 primary schools and 6 secondary schools.


With NBN and mobile services that are equal, if not better, than metro areas, you can telecommute or work remotely.

Meet the Locals


After running The Regent Florist in the Hamilton CBD, for more than 21 years, Louise still exudes passion for the Greater Hamilton region.  When you first enter the florist her beaming smile, vibrant personality and welcoming nature are evident.

”Hamilton is an absolute treasure trove to live and work, where the community is strong and connected, and customer service is exceptional a- with the person serving you more often than not, will be the owner.”  

“We feel so lucky to live, work and raise our family in this region.  I wouldn’t dream of living anywhere else – and my husband would literally have to drag me out kicking and screaming.”


Two Chefs who fell in love, moved to regional Victoria, started a young family and established a local hero restaurant in Tarrington – and ten years later bought a long-established vineyard just outside of Hamilton. It sounds like a fairy tale, but it is the life of Michael and Matilda from Henty Estate Wines.

”When we were considering moving here, we were choosing a place where we could settle down and start our family.  It was important to know that this was a community that we wanted children to be in. We love Hamilton, we really love the community and there was no question we would start our family and business here. ”

Michael and Matilda are proud of their wines that are grown, made and bottled entirely on the estate. Their wines are of the highest quality with great regional character.


Recreation and Leisure

There are over 130 local sporting and recreational clubs in and around the Greater Hamilton region with more than 230 events run throughout the region annually. 

Hamilton Indoor Leisure and Aquatic Centre is a year-round sporting hub. Facilities include an eight-lane heated indoor 25 metre pool, children’s pool, fully equipped gymnasium, four basketball courts, multi-use table tennis area, squash and racquetball, meeting space, crèche and cafe.

Indoor family entertainment includes the modern Hamilton Cinema located within the Hamilton Performing Arts Centre precinct.

The adjoining Hamilton Regional Library, with access to high quality information technology, provides internet services alongside traditional print, audio and video products.