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Torquay has a population of approximately 15,000 (Census SA2 2011, ABS) and is in the Surf Coast Shire area.

Key industries and employers
Tourism and hospitality
Surf and lifestyle technologies
Map of Victoria indicating the location of Torquay
A craftsman works on a surfboard

Finding a job in Torquay

About Torquay

People enjoying the surf at Anglesea, near Torquay

Average temperatures

Season Average maximum Average minimum
Summer 23.0°C 14.6°C
Winter 13.3°C 7.3°C

Average travel time to Melbourne (94km)

Transport Time
Car 1 hr 15 mins
Train and Coach
1 hr 30 mins

Housing costs

Median cost
Purchase Rental per week
House $585,000
(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 directory

Cultural groups

Migrants from Languages spoken
England (4.3%) Italian (0.5%)
New Zealand (1.1%) German (0.4%)
South Africa (0.7%) French (0.2%)
Scotland (0.7%) Dutch (0.2%)
USA (0.5%) Greek (0.2%)
Source: Census SA2 2011, ABS


Schools Health care
3 primary schools
Barwon Health
1 secondary school
St John of God Hospital
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 information.

Sport and recreation

For more information about sport and recreation in Torquay, please visit the Surf 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

Torquay attractions

  • Immerse yourself in Victoria's surfing culture
  • Visit the home base of some of the world's biggest surf brands and Australia's biggest surfing museum
  • Explore potteries, galleries and craft shops
  • Take a scenic stroll along the Surf Coast walk
  • Rip Curl Pro Surf and Music Festival (Easter)
  • Surf Coast Living Green Festival (October)