Our Partnership

The Great South Coast Regional Partnership is one of nine such Partnerships across the state, established by the Victorian Government, recognising that local communities are in the best position to understand the challenges and opportunities faced by their region.

Over the past four years, our Partnership has heard from thousands of people living and working in Great South Coast, including through three Regional Assemblies.

We've taken your voice to the heart of the Victorian Government, and we look forward to hearing from you going forward.

Regional Roundtables

Each of the nine Regional Partnerships hosted a virtual roundtable over May/June to hear directly from community and business leaders across regional Victoria about the local impacts of coronavirus (COVID-19).

The insights and evidence from the roundtables are helping us better understand the impacts of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic on local communities and are paving the way for recovery through identifying the unique challenges and opportunities each region faces in driving social and economic recovery.

Working in collaboration with the Regional Partnerships, Victoria’s five regionally based Regional Development Australia (RDA) committees discussed place-based responses to local issues to align Victorian and national efforts across all three tiers of government.

You can read the outcomes of the Great South Coast roundtable session (PDF 0.9 MB) and we encourage your feedback below.

We want to hear from you.

We’re interested to hear your thoughts on the outcomes of our Regional Roundtables. Please take a look at the playback document above and let us know what you think. Are there any issues we missed? Do you have ideas for potential actions that we mightn’t have thought of? Let us know – all feedback is welcome.

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Regional Profile

Our region in south west Victoria extends from the iconic Shipwreck Coast to the South Australian border, and each year attracts thousands of visitors who come to enjoy its spectacular coastline and stunning natural scenery.

The Great South Coast region is also home to internationally recognised areas of indigenous significance, and is underpinned by agricultural and fishing sectors.

Fast Facts

  • Gross Regional Product of $5.8 billion
  • Population of around 100,400
  • 25% of Australia’s milk is produced in the Warrnambool region
  • 31% of people volunteer
  • There are over 11,000 businesses in the region