Local Information


Currently the fastest growing area in regional Victoria, Bass Coast has a permanent population of approximately 30,000, although in peak season the population is almost triple that!

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While on holiday you and your dogs can enjoy the beaches, designated off leash areas and protect rare wildlife at the same time, please be aware that restrictions can apply.  For information on where you can take your dog in Bass Coast visit   


Community groups and services

In the Bass Coast region we have many community, service and sporting groups.  Bass Coast Shire Council's Community Directory is a comprehensive resource with contact details for all these groups.

Internet access across the region

Stay connected while visiting the region with free internet in the Inverloch, Cowes and San Remo business districts and at the Phillip Island Information Centre.



Get to know the local weather of Bass Coast, from the hinterland climate to the coast - find out the temperature and tides of the season.

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Church Services

Church services in Inverloch, Wonthaggi and Phillip Island.

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Bushfire Information

Bass Coast sits within the Central Fire District for bushfire information, plan and travel safe during your holidays, find out how to stay informed here.

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