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Ocean Grove-Barwon Heads

Ocean Grove-Barwon Heads has a population of approximately 18,350 (Census SA2 2011, ABS) and is in the City of Greater Geelong Council area.

Key industries and employers
Health and allied health
Social and community services
Tourism and hospitality
Education and research
Map of Victoria indicating the location of Ocean Grove
Workers in a coffee shop

Finding a job in Ocean Grove-Barwon Heads

About Ocean Grove-Barwon Heads

Two people walk on the beach at sunset in Barwon Heads

Average temperatures

Season Average maximum Average minimum
Summer 22.5°C 14.7°C
Winter 12.8°C 6.7°C

Average travel time to Melbourne (95km)

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

Housing costs

Median cost
Purchase Rental per week
House $514,000
(Sept 2015)
(June 2015)
(Sept 2015)
(June 2015)

Source: Ocean Grove 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 (5.0%) Italian (0.4%)
New Zealand (1.0%) German (0.4%)
Scotland (0.8%) Dutch (0.3%)
Netherlands (0.7%) Greek (0.2%)
Germany (0.6%) French (0.1%)
Source: Census SA2 2011, ABS


Schools Health care
5 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 Ocean Grove-Barwon Heads, please visit the City of Greater Geelong 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

Ocean Grove-Barwon Heads attractions

  • Enjoy safe swimming in the calm waters of the Barwon River mouth
  • Cross Victoria's longest wooden bridge from Barwon Heads to Ocean Grove
  • Play a round at the stunning 36-hole Thirteenth Beach golf complex
  • Barwon Heads Festival of the Sea (March)