Portland is situated on Victoria’s west coast approximately 380 kms from Melbourne, only 1 hour by plane, and 550 kms from Adelaide.

The rugged coastline of Portland and it’s many deserted beaches help make this region natural and unspoilt, to both the visitor and the local resident. Highly productive farming land is easily found throughout the region and Portland benefits financially from a natural deep water Port and all associated industries, along with the Portland Aluminium Smelter.

Portland features many historic buildings and short stretches of beach fronting safe still waters, ideal for family recreation. The bay is ideal for boating, fishing and sailboarding and there are many fine surfing spots in the area. The district is also profuse with outstanding natural attractions.


Heywood is a unique and vibrant community in Victoria’s South West, offering a wonderful location, lifestyle and business opportunities. Situated just 20 minutes from the historic town of Portland, Heywood offers affordability and the inherent qualities associated with country living in one of the most picturesque locations in Australia.

Industry in the region continues to grow and is primarily focused on forestry, agriculture and wine production along with the many businesses that support these primary producers. Local utilities, transportation and infrastructure are comprehensive and are geared to grow and support new industries in the region.