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Warrnambool has a population of approximately 32,000 (Census LGA 2011, ABS) and is in the Warrnambool City Council area.

Key industries and employers
Dairy processing
Meat processing
Map of Victoria indicating the location of Warrnambool
Warrnambool cheese and butter factory

Finding a job in Warrnambool

About Warrnambool

People enjoy the beach at Warrnambool

Average temperatures

Season Average maximum Average minimum
Summer 22.3°C 13.3°C
Winter 13.3°C 6.2°C

Average travel time to Melbourne (263km)

Transport Time
Car 3 hrs
3 hrs 15 mins

Housing costs

Median cost
Purchase Rental per week
House $322,000
(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 (1.8%) Mandarin (0.3%)
New Zealand (1.1%) Arabic (0.2%)
Scotland (0.4%) Dutch (0.2%)
Netherlands (0.3%) French (0.1%)
Phiippines (0.3%) Greek (0.1%)
Source: Census SA2 2011, ABS


Schools Health care
12 primary schools
South West Health Care
4 secondary schools
St John of God Hospital
1 special school
2 university or 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 Warrnambool, please visit the Warrnambool City 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

Warrnambool attractions

  • Learn more about Victoria's infamous 'Shipwreck Coast' at the Flagstaff Hill Maritime Museum
  • See the giant southern right whales from June to September
  • Fish in the surf, in the river or in the local estuaries
  • Delight in the colour of the Botanic and Fletcher Jones gardens
  • See wildlife in nature at the Tower Hill State Game reserve
  • Wunta Food and Wine Fiesta (January)
  • Warrnambool Racing Carnival (May)
  • Agricultural Show (October)