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Bass Coast is within commutable distance to Melbourne, approximately 90 minutes by car, and provides a delightful combination of an agriculturally productive hinterland, coastal tourist townships and wonderful natural attractions. The beauty of the area attracts many day-trippers and holiday makers each year, many of whom decide to make the “Seachange” and call Bass Coast home.
A list of local real estae agencies is available by clicking on the adjacent fact sheet.

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Bass Coast Shire's household and family structure of is one of the most important demographic indicators.
It reveals the area's residential role and function, era of settlement and provides key insights into the level of demand for services and facilities as most are related to age and household types.

Household types in Bass Coast
Training Organisations

Training organisations are available for further education. These institutions cater for school leavers applying for tertiary education as well as mature age students.

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Dwelling Type is an important determinant of Bass Coast Shire's residential role and function. A greater concentration of higher density dwellings is likely to attract more young adults and smaller households, often renting.
Larger, detached or separate dwellings are more likely to attract families and prospective families. The residential built form often reflects market opportunities or planning policy, such as building denser forms of housing around public transport nodes or employment centres.

Dwelling types in Bass Coast
Education Facilities

Bass Coast Shire provides an ideal combination of location, services and lifestyle. Wonthaggi is the main service centre for the Shire with Cowes and Inverloch being more tourism focussed coastal townships. The Shire has a range of educational institutions catering for all ages - from kindergarten through to U3A programs. The adjacent FAQ sheet will provide the contact details for these institutions.

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Agricultural Information & Rural Property Sales

This fact sheet provides a summary of agricultural activity and rural property sales in the following categories: beef, dairy and hobby farms.

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Hospital & Clinic Hours

This fact sheet details the current opening hours of the medical facilities in Bass Coast. The information includes the hospital and general medical services available within Bass Coast Shire.

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Aged Care Facilities

Bass Coast Shire has a number of medical facilities that cater for the varying age groups in this area. With many senior citizens choosing to make the sea change and move to this area services have evolved to cater for their needs.

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Alternative Health Services

Bass Coast has a wide variety of alternative health services available ranging from acupuncture to yoga therapy - something for everyone.

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