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Portland has a population of approximately 10,700 (Census SA2 2011, ABS) and is in the Glenelg Shire area. Find out more about living and working in the region on the Good Move website.

Key industries and employers
Fishing and aquaculture
Horticulture and viticulture
Map of Victoria indicating the location of Portland
An engineer tests machinery

Finding a job in Portland

About Portland

Boats at the wharf in Portland

Average temperatures

Season Average maximum Average minimum
Summer 21.9°C 13.1°C
Winter 13.6°C 6.5°C

Average travel time to Melbourne (362km)

Transport Time
Car 4 hrs 15 mins
Train and coach
4 hrs 45 mins
1 hr 30 mins

Housing costs

Median cost
Purchase Rental per week
House $210,000
(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 local hotels, motels and caravan parks, visit Great Ocean Road accommodation on the Visit Victoria website.

Cultural groups

Migrants from Languages spoken
England (2.2%) Dutch (0.3%)
New Zealand (1.2%) German (0.2%)
Netherlands (0.5%) Mandarin (0.1%)
Scotland (0.5%) Afrikaans (0.1%)
Philippines (0.4%) Tagalog (0.1%)
Source: Census SA2 2011, ABS


Schools Health care
4 primary schools
Portland District Health
1 secondary school

1 special school
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's health services directory for more information.

Sport and recreation

For more information about sport and recreation in Portland, please visit the Glenelg 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

Portland attractions

  • Take a walk around the Historic Buildings trail
  • Watch the fishing feet come in
  • Swim, surf or walk along some of the region's pristine beaches
  • Visit the Maritime Discovery Centre
  • Heywood Wood, Wine and Roses Festival (February)
  • Portland Bay Festival (November)