Shake off the city and join the lucky ones that live in this beautiful pocket of Victoria.

The High Country is famous for its unbeatable valley and mountain scenery and clean, fresh air. You'll also find a world of seasonal produce, warm hospitality, cafes and bars offering sophisticated fare, award-winning wines and outstanding craft breweries and distilleries. Ranked by AUSTRALIAN TRAVELLER as #6 in the Top 100 Best Towns in Australia*, Beechworth is widely acknowledged as “punching way above its weight”.

Beechworth has a reputation of being very safe, with an exceptionally low crime rate. Affordable housing, strong job prospects with more business and professional opportunities than ever before, access to excellent health and education services, and of course an unbeatable lifestyle means you have everything you need in regional Victoria.

Beechworth is also close to regional centres and enviable amenities. The region boasts plenty of sporting facilities, some of the best on and off-road cycling experiences in Australia, and in winter it’s where all the snowy action can be found at Victoria’s premier alpine resorts.

Check out the list below for more details on what’s on offer.



About Beechworth   (stolen from Beechworth Surgery)

Beechworth is situated in the foothills of the Victorian Alps, 38km (½ hour) from Albury-Wodonga to the north-east, and 30km from Wangaratta to the south-west. Melbourne is 3 hours drive to the south. It has a population of 4,100 and is a historic goldrush town dating back to 1852.


Many attractions exist in the surrounding areas, including:

  • The famous Beechworth Bakery

  • Wineries – Beechworth is a wine region, predominantly consisting of independent, small to boutique winemakers and growers, and produces some of Australia’s finest wines, particularly Chardonnay, Shiraz and Gamay. Several Beechworth vignerons are nationally and internationally recognised for their high quality and unique wines.

  • Close by is the renowned wine area of Rutherglen.

  • Skiing – The ski fields of Mt Hotham, Falls Creek and Mt Buffalo are all within 1½ hours drive from Beechworth.


Beechworth has excellent recreational facilities including:

  • A high standard 18 hole golf course

  • Excellent tennis facilities

  • An enthusiastic cycling community and inclusion in the Murray to Mountains Rail Trail

  • Football, cricket and netball clubs

  • A gymnasium

  • Lots of bushwalking with stunning scenery


Beechworth also has:

  • Library

  • Historic museum

  • The Beechworth Singers (established for 20 years)

  • Drama society

  • Friends of the Museum

  • Schooling:

    • Primary state school of 200 children

    • Catholic school

    • State secondary college

    • Kindergarten

    • Montessori Preschool and Primary School

    • Private schools are available in Albury-Wodonga and Wangaratta