Business in Winchelsea

Our mission is to be an advocate for business in the Winchelsea region.

We advocate on behalf of all forms of business – micro, small, medium and large – giving a voice to industries to have a say on the issues that impact upon the economic viability of business and the region as a whole.
Growing Winchelsea Inc. ensures that the voice of Winchelsea business is heard.
We strive to build relationships that will contribute to the processes and decisions that shape the future direction of our region.


The Winchelsea Ward and Surf Coast economies

Between 2006 and 2011, the population of Winchelsea grew by 236 people (12%), from 1,934 people to 2,170 people.

G21, the Geelong Regional Alliance, has identified Winchelsea as a targeted growth node with a population target of 10,000 people by 2030-2040.

The economy of the Surf Coast is expanding at almost 4 times the rate of other regional areas in Victoria and at 1.6 times the rate of Victoria’s regional cities and the State as a whole, and is forecast to reach $1 billion annually by 2016.

Almost $50 million of construction has taken place in Winchelsea over the past 10 years.

Winchelsea has a greater percentage of health and manufacturing jobs but fewer accommodation and food jobs than Surf Coast as a whole.

Winchelsea has relatively low median house prices, but prices have increased significantly in the past decade. Moriac has higher median house prices than Winchelsea and has also experienced significant growth in median house prices .