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Sale has a population of approximately 14,250 (Census SA2 2011, ABS) and is in the Wellington Shire area.

Key industries and employers



Oil and gas services


Map of Victoria indicating the location of Sale
Two proprietors of a clothing manufacturer on the factory floor

Finding a job in Sale


About Sale

A fishing boat on a river mooring near Sale

Average temperatures

Season Average maximum Average minimum
Summer 27.1°C 12.7°C
Winter 14.2°C 3.0°C

Average travel time to Melbourne (212km)

Transport Time
Car 2 hr 30 mins
2 hrs 45 mins

Housing costs

Median cost
Purchase Rental per week
House $300,000
(Sept 2015)
(June 2015)
(Sept 2015)
(June 2015)

Source: Purchase prices - Rental prices - Department of Health & Human Services Rental Report

To find a local real estate agent, visit the REIV agent directory

For information about accommodation, see the Visit Victoria website.

Cultural groups

Migrants from Languages spoken
England (2.9%) Italian (0.4%)
New Zealand (1.0%) Mandarin (0.3%)
India (0.7%) Punjabi (0.3%)
Netherlands (0.6%) Polish (0.2%)
Philippines (0.5%)
Dutch (0.2%)
Source: Census SA2 2011, ABS


Schools Health care
5 primary schools
Central Gippsland Health Service
3 secondary schools

2 university or TAFE campuses

Find a school at the Department of Education and Early Childhood development website or find out more about education and childcare in Victoria. Visit the Victorian Better Health Channel's health services directory for more health care information and services.

Sport and recreation

For more information about sport and recreation in Sale, please visit the Wellington Shire website

Places of worship

For more information about where you can practice your faith, visit your religion's Australian website. Select 'pages from Australia' if searching for your religion in Google

Sale attractions

  • Take a boat ride from the Port of Sale through the Gippsland Lakes network
  • Visit the Gippsland Art Gallery
  • Explore the region's best produce on the Gourmet Food Trail
  • Watch the RAAF Roulettes practice their aerobatics
  • Sale Cup (October)