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Welcome to Warrnambool!

Welcome to Victoria's most liveable city in Victoria's most productive farming region.

Warrnambool is a vibrant and dynamic municipality that is home to 35,000 people.

It boasts an enviable mix of seaside location, tourism and family appeal, tidy streets and employment opportunities.

There are four daily return rail services between Warrnambool and Melbourne's Southern Cross station and the city is served by a convenient network of bus routes.

Education needs for all ages are covered. There are kindergartens in all suburbs, 11 primary schools and four secondary schools along with a TAFE campus and a campus of Deakin University.

Health services include the Warrnambool Base Hospital and a private hospital.If you have recently moved to Warrnambool we hope the following information and links make for a smooth start to life in this beautiful coastal city with a great community.


Contact Warrnambool City Council customer service - City Assist

Opening hours: 8.30am – 5pm Monday to Friday
Phone: 1300 003 280 (local call) or (03) 5559 4800
Fax: (03) 5559 4900
Email: contact [at] warrnambool [dot] vic [dot] gov [dot] au

For urgent enquiries after hours, please contact (03) 5559 4800 and make the appropriate selection.

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Discover Warrnambool

Council's community newsletter

Promenade is the official Magazine of the Warrnambool City Council

Connect Warrnambool

CONNECT is a meeting place for Warrnambool. It’s a virtual town centre and noticeboard that lifts the lid on Warrnambool

Arts and Culture

Warrnambool Library

Warrnambool Library is part of the Corangamite Regional Library Corporation. Membership is free to all residents.

Lighthouse Theatre

The Lighthouse Theatre is south-west Victoria’s premier cultural and entertainment centre.

Warrnambool Art Gallery

The Warrnambool Art Gallery is owned and operated by the Warrnambool City Council as a memorial to Sir Fletcher Jones.

Active Warrnambool


AquaZone is the major indoor community aquatic and leisure facility in South West Victoria.

Council's Tourism Site

Rail Trail

There’s no better way to enjoy the coast and the countryside.

Walking and cycling map

Let's help you plan your trip to Warrnambool, and to get around while your are here.

Waste management

Recycling and rubbish collection

E-waste recycling

Recycling guide

Public Transport

Warrnambool to Melbourne timetable

Warrnambool bus timetable

Pet owners

Walking your dog


Emergency services

Engage with Warrnambool

Council Enterprises

Council runs and manages a number of Enterprises for the benefit of our residents and visitors.
Explore everything that Warrnambool has to offer below.

Experience Warrnambool

What's On in Warrnambool

Discover everything happening in Warrnambool