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Wonthaggi has a population of approximately 20,030 (Census SA2 2011, ABS) and is in the Bass Coast Shire area. 

Key industries and employers





Map of Victoria indicating the location of Wonthaggi
A teacher looks on at students in a computer lab

Finding a job in Wonthaggi



About Wonthaggi

A scenic overview of South Gippsland's hills and forests

Average temperatures

Season Average maximum Average minimum
Summer 24.6°C 13.2°C
Winter 13.5°C 6.1°C

Average travel time to Melbourne (128km)

Transport Time
Car 1 hr 45 mins
2 hrs 45 mins

Housing costs

Median cost
Purchase Rental per week
House $262,000
(Oct 2015)
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To find a local real estate agent, visit the REIV agent directory

For information about local hotels, motels and caravan parks, visit the Bass Coast Shire's accommodation directory

Cultural groups

Migrants from Languages spoken
England (5.2%) Italian (1.1%)
New Zealand (1.5%) German (0.3%)
Netherlands (0.9%) Greek (0.3%)
Italy (0.9%) Dutch (0.3%)
Scotland (0.8%)
Source: Census SA2 2011, ABS


Schools Health care
4 primary schools
Bass Coast Regional Health
2 secondary school campuses

1 TAFE campus

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 for more health care information and services.

Sport and recreation

For more information about sport and recreation in Wonthaggi, please visit the Bass Coast 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.

Wonthaggi attractions

  • Take an underground tour of the State Coal Mine
  • Walk, run or cycle along the Bass Coast Rail Trail
  • Take in the spectacular views along the George Bass Coastal Walk to San Remo