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Warragul has a population of approximately 16,700 (Census SA2 2011, ABS) and is in the Baw Baw Shire area. Find out more about living in Warragul on the Good Move website.

Key industries and employers






Map of Victoria indicating the location of Warragul
Three horticulturalists working in a nursery

Finding a job in Warragul


About Warragul

A scene of a winery at dawn near Warragul

Average temperatures

Season Average maximum Average minimum
Summer 26.2°C 13.2°C
Winter 12.9°C 3.8°C

Average travel time to Melbourne (164km)

Transport Time
Car 1 hr 15 mins
1 hr 30 mins

Housing costs

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


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

For information about local hotels, motels and caravan parks, see the Visit Baw Baw website.

Cultural groups

Migrants from Languages spoken
England (3.1%) Italian (0.6%)
New Zealand (0.9%) German (0.3%)
Netherlands (0.7%) Mandarin (0.2%)
Scotland (0.6%) Dutch (0.2%)
Germany (0.5%)
Greek (0.1%)
Source: Census SA2 2011, ABS


Schools Health care
6 primary schools
West Gippsland Healthcare Group
2 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 Warragul, please visit the Baw Baw Shire Council 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

Warragul attractions

  • Eat and drink your way through Gippsland's Gourmet Country
  • Ski or sled your way down a run at the Mt Baw Baw Alpine Resort
  • Visit the West Gippsland Arts Centre
  • Harvest of Gippsland Food and Wine Festival (March)
  • Playing with Words Festival (July)