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The Barwon South West is an
economic An economy (; ) is an area of the production Production may be: Economics and business * Production (economics) * Production, the act of manufacturing goods * Production, in the outline of industrial organization, the act of making products ...
rural region located in the southwestern part of
Victoria Victoria most commonly refers to: * Victoria (Australia) Victoria (abbreviated as Vic) is a in southeastern . It is the second-smallest state with a of and the most densely populated state in Australia (28 per km2). Victoria is bord ...
,
Australia Australia, officially the Commonwealth of Australia, is a Sovereign state, sovereign country comprising the mainland of the Australia (continent), Australian continent, the island of Tasmania, and numerous List of islands of Australia, sma ...

Australia
. The Barwon South West region stretches from the tip of the Queenscliff Heads to the border of
South Australia South Australia (abbreviated as SA) is a States and territories of Australia, state in the southern central part of Australia. It covers some of the most arid parts of the country. With a total land area of , it is the fourth-largest of Austral ...

South Australia
. It is home to Victoria’s largest provincial centre,
Geelong Geelong () ( Wathawurrung: ''Djilang''/''Djalang'') is a port city A port is a maritime Maritime may refer to: Geography * Maritime Alps, a mountain range in the southwestern part of the Alps * Maritime Region, a region in ...

Geelong
and the major centres of
Aireys Inlet Aireys Inlet is a small coastal inlet and town located on the Great Ocean Road, southwest of Melbourne, Victoria (Australia), Victoria, Australia. Aireys Inlet is located between Anglesea, Victoria, Anglesea and Lorne, Victoria, Lorne, and joined ...
,
Apollo Bay Apollo Bay is a coastal town in southwestern Victoria, Australia, Victoria, Australia. It is situated on the eastern side of Cape Otway, along the edge of the Barham River and on the Great Ocean Road, in the Colac Otway Shire. The town had a pop ...
, , , , , , , , and
Warrnambool Warrnambool (Maar A maar is a broad, low-relief Relief is a sculptural technique where the sculpted elements remain attached to a solid background of the same material. The term ''wikt:relief, relief'' is from the Latin verb ''relevo'', ...

Warrnambool
. It draws its name from the Barwon River and the geographic location of the region in the state of Victoria. Comprising an area in excess of with approximately residents as at the
2011 census2011 censuses were conducted in the following countries: * Australia: Census in Australia * Austria: Demographics of Austria * Bangladesh: 2011 Bangladesh Census * Bulgaria: Demographics of Bulgaria * Canada: Canada 2011 Census * Croatia: 2011 Censu ...
, the Barwon South West region includes the Colac Otway, Corangamite, Glenelg,
Greater Geelong The City of Greater Geelong is a Local government areas of Victoria, local government area in the Barwon South West region of Victoria (Australia), Victoria, Australia, located in the western part of the state. It covers an area of and, in June ...
, Moyne, Queenscliffe, Southern Grampians, Surf Coast and Warrnambool City
local government areas A local government area (LGA) is an administrative division Administrative division, administrative unitArticle 3(1). , country subdivision, administrative region, subnational entity, first-level subdivision, as well as many similar terms, ar ...
and the
Unincorporated area Sign at Heinola, an unincorporated community in Otter Tail County, Minnesota.">Minnesota.html" ;"title="Otter Tail County, Minnesota">Otter Tail County, Minnesota. An unincorporated area is a region not governed by a local municipal corporat ...
of Lady Julia Percy Island. The Barwon South West region is located along the two major interstate transport corridors – the
Princes Highway The Princes Highway is a major road in Australia, extending from Sydney Sydney ( ; Dharug The Darug or Dharug people are an Aboriginal Australian people, who share strong ties of kinship and, in Colonial Australia, pre-colonial t ...

Princes Highway
corridor and the Western Highway corridor. The region comprises two distinct and inter-connected sub-regions or districts: Greater Geelong and the Great South Coast. The region is bounded by
Bass Strait Bass Strait () is a sea strait A strait is a naturally formed, narrowing, typically navigable waterway that connects two larger bodies of water. The surface water generally flows at the same elevation on both sides and through the strait ...

Bass Strait
and the
Great Australian Bight The Great Australian Bight is a large oceanic bight (geography), bight, or open bay, off the central and western portions of the southern coastline of mainland Australia. Extent Two definitions of the extent are in use – one used by the Int ...

Great Australian Bight
in the south and southwest, the South Australian border in the west, the
Grampians The Grampian Mountains (''Am Monadh'' in Scottish Gaelic, Gaelic) are one of the three major mountain ranges in Scotland, occupying a considerable portion of the Scottish Highlands in northern Scotland. The other major mountain ranges in Scotl ...
region in the north and the
Greater Melbourne Melbourne ( ) is the List of Australian capital cities, capital and List of cities in Australia by population, most-populous city of the States and territories of Australia, Australian state of Victoria (Australia), Victoria, and the second-m ...
region in the east.


Administration


Political representation

For the purposes of Australian federal elections for the
House of Representatives House of Representatives is the name of legislative bodies A legislature is a deliberative assembly A deliberative assembly is a gathering of members (of any kind of collective) who use parliamentary procedure Parliamentary procedure is ...

House of Representatives
, the Barwon South West region is contained within all or part of the electoral divisions of Corangamite,
CorioCorio may refer to *Corio, Piedmont, a commune in the province of Turin, northern Italy *Corio, Victoria, a residential and industrial area in Geelong, Victoria, Australia *Division of Corio, an Australian electoral division in the state of Victoria ...
, and Wannon. For the purposes of Victorian elections for the
Legislative Assembly Legislative assembly is the name given in some countries to either a legislature A legislature is an deliberative assembly, assembly with the authority to make laws for a Polity, political entity such as a Sovereign state, country or city. ...
, the Barwon South West region is contained within all or part of the electoral districts of Bellarine,
Geelong Geelong () ( Wathawurrung: ''Djilang''/''Djalang'') is a port city A port is a maritime Maritime may refer to: Geography * Maritime Alps, a mountain range in the southwestern part of the Alps * Maritime Region, a region in ...
,
Lara Lara may refer to: Places * Lara (state) Lara State ( es, Estado Lara, ) is one of the 23 States of Venezuela, states ''(estados)'' into which Venezuela is divided. The state capital is Barquisimeto. Lara State covers a total surface area o ...
, Lowan, Polwarth,
Ripon Ripon () is a cathedral city in the Harrogate (borough), Borough of Harrogate, North Yorkshire, England. The city is located at the confluence of two tributaries of the River Ure, the River Laver, Laver and River Skell, Skell. Historic countie ...
, South Barwon, and South-West Coast.


Local government areas

The region contains nine
local government areas A local government area (LGA) is an administrative division Administrative division, administrative unitArticle 3(1). , country subdivision, administrative region, subnational entity, first-level subdivision, as well as many similar terms, ar ...
and one
unincorporated area Sign at Heinola, an unincorporated community in Otter Tail County, Minnesota.">Minnesota.html" ;"title="Otter Tail County, Minnesota">Otter Tail County, Minnesota. An unincorporated area is a region not governed by a local municipal corporat ...
of Victoria, which are:


Environmental protection

The Barwon South West region contains the
Brisbane Ranges The Brisbane Ranges National Park is a national park in the Barwon South West region of Victoria (Australia), Victoria, Australia, The national park is situated approximately west of Melbourne near the town of and is managed by Parks Victoria. ...
, Cobboboonee, Great Otway National Park, Great Otway, Lower Glenelg National Park, Lower Glenelg and Port Campbell National Park, Port Campbell national parks.


See also

* Geography of Victoria * Regions of Victoria


Notes


References


External links

* {{Victoria Barwon South West, Regions of Victoria (Australia)