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The Grampians 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 western part of
Victoria Victoria most commonly refers to: * Victoria (Australia), a state of the Commonwealth of Australia * Victoria, British Columbia, provincial capital of British Columbia, Canada * Victoria (mythology), Roman goddess of Victory * Victoria, Seychelles ...
,
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Australia
. The region lies to the northwest of the western suburbs of
Greater Melbourne Melbourne ( ; wyi, Naarm) is the capital and most-populous city of the Australian state of Victoria, and the second-most populous city in Australia Australia, officially the Commonwealth of Australia, is a Sovereign state, sovere ...
, to the state's western border with
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
and includes the
Grampians National Park The Grampians National Park commonly referred to as The Grampians, is a national park located in the Grampians (region), Grampians region of Victoria (Australia), Victoria, Australia. The Jardwadjali name for the mountain range itself is Gariwe ...

Grampians National Park
and significant gold mining heritage assets. The Grampians region has two sub-regions, Grampians Central Highlands and
Wimmera The Wimmera is a region In geography Geography (from Ancient Greek, Greek: , ''geographia'', literally "earth description") is a field of science devoted to the study of the lands, features, inhabitants, and phenomena of the Earth and ...

Wimmera
Southern
Mallee Mallee may refer to: *Mallee (habit), the habit of woody plants that grow with multiple stems from underground lignotubers Places *Mallee (biogeographic region), a biogeographic region in southern Western Australia *Mallee (Victoria), an informal ...
. As at the
2016 Australian census The 2016 Australian census was the seventeenth national population census held in Australia Australia, officially the Commonwealth of Australia, is a Sovereign state, sovereign country comprising the mainland of the Australia (contine ...
, the Grampians region had a population of , with almost half of the population located in the
City of Ballarat A city is a large human settlement In geography Geography (from Greek: , ''geographia'', literally "earth description") is a field of science devoted to the study of the lands, features, inhabitants, and phenomena of the Eart ...
. The principal centres of the region, in descending order of population, are
Ballarat Ballarat () is a city in the Central Highlands of Victoria Victoria most commonly refers to: * Victoria (Australia), a state of the Commonwealth of Australia * Victoria, British Columbia, provincial capital of British Columbia, Canada * Vic ...

Ballarat
,
Bacchus Marsh Bacchus Marsh ( Wathawurrung: ''Pullerbopulloke'') is an urban centre and suburban locality in Victoria, Australia Australia, officially the Commonwealth of Australia, is a Sovereign state, sovereign country comprising the mainland of t ...
, , , and .


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 Grampians region is contained within all or part of the electoral divisions of
Ballarat Ballarat () is a city in the Central Highlands of Victoria Victoria most commonly refers to: * Victoria (Australia), a state of the Commonwealth of Australia * Victoria, British Columbia, provincial capital of British Columbia, Canada * Vic ...
, Corangamite,
Mallee Mallee may refer to: *Mallee (habit), the habit of woody plants that grow with multiple stems from underground lignotubers Places *Mallee (biogeographic region), a biogeographic region in southern Western Australia *Mallee (Victoria), an informal ...
, 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 Grampians region is contained within all or part of the electoral districts of
Buninyong Buninyong is a town 11 km from Ballarat in Victoria (Australia), Victoria, Australia. The town is on the Midland Highway (Victoria), Midland Highway, south of Ballarat on the road to Geelong. Buninyong was proclaimed a town on 27 June 185 ...
, Lowan,
Melton Melton may refer to: Places * Melton, Victoria, a satellite town outside Melbourne, Australia ** Electoral district of Melton, the Victorian Legislative Assembly electorate based on Melton ** Melton, Victoria (suburb), a suburb of Melton **Melton S ...
,
Mildura Mildura is a regional city in north-west Victoria (Australia), Victoria, Australia. Located on the Victorian side of the Murray River, Mildura had a population of 33,444 in 2016. When nearby Wentworth, New South Wales, Wentworth, Irymple, Victor ...
, Murray Plains, 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 ...
and Wendouree.


Local government areas

The region contains eleven
local government areas A local government area (LGA) is an administrative division of a country that a local government is responsible for. The size of an LGA varies by country but it is generally a subdivision of a State (administrative division), state, province, divis ...
, which are:


Food and Wine Festival

The Grampians Region is home to one of Australia's longest running food and wine festivals,
Grampians Grape Escape Grampians Grape Escape is one of the longest running food and wine festivals in Australia and a hallmark event for Victoria. It was launched in 1992. Held in the Grampians National Park at Halls Gap during the first weekend of May every year, the ...
, held over the first weekend of May in
Halls Gap Halls Gap is a town in Victoria Victoria most commonly refers to: * Victoria (Australia), a state of the Commonwealth of Australia * Victoria, British Columbia, provincial capital of British Columbia, Canada * Victoria (mythology), Roman godde ...
every year. Launched in 1992, the
Grampians Grape Escape Grampians Grape Escape is one of the longest running food and wine festivals in Australia and a hallmark event for Victoria. It was launched in 1992. Held in the Grampians National Park at Halls Gap during the first weekend of May every year, the ...
is a hallmark event for Victoria and provides food and wine offerings by more than 100 local artisan producers, live music and family entertainment.


Environmental protection

The Grampians region contains the
Grampians National Park The Grampians National Park commonly referred to as The Grampians, is a national park located in the Grampians (region), Grampians region of Victoria (Australia), Victoria, Australia. The Jardwadjali name for the mountain range itself is Gariwe ...

Grampians National Park
and
Little Desert National Park The Little Desert National Park is a national park A national park is a park in use for Conservation (ethic), conservation purposes, created and protected by national governments. Often it is a reserve of natural, semi-natural, or developed l ...
.


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References

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