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New Residents

Southern Grampians Shire Council extends a warm welcome to new residents of this region, an area admired for its outstanding natural beauty, unspoilt environment and attractive lifestyle.

For those seeking a classic Australian lifestyle, you have indeed chosen the right place to live, work and invest.

An Invitation to New Residents | Welcome Drinks & Information Evening

When: Thursday 27 April 2017 | 6pm-7pm
Where: Hamilton Gallery | 107 Brown Street, Hamilton
RSVP: Friday, 21 April - to help us finalise our catering requirements for the night.

New residents who have moved to the Greater Hamilton region in the past 12 months are encouraged to take up the opportunity to meet other newcomers at Council’s New Residents function this month. Click on this link to receive a copy of the invitation.

The night will be an informal gathering to extend a warm welcome to our new residents, with a variety of information available to assist new residents in settling into the community and our region. The night will include a speech from the Mayor, Cr Mary-Ann Brown and the serving of light refreshments.

Community groups and sporting clubs from across the Shire have also been invited to provide information to new residents about their group. If any group or club has not been invited and would like to join us or have information on their group or club distributed to the new residents, please contact Alison on 5573 0433.

We look forward to seeing you there.

Alison Quade
Strategic Communications Coordinator
Southern Grampians Shire Council
Phone 5573 0433

Learn more about the Shire with a New Residents Kit

New residents to the Southern Grampians Shire can request a New Residents Kit either in person from our Business Centre or Visitor Information Centre in Hamilton or by email to Council.

The New Residents Kit provides a range of information on Council's services to aid newcomers in their transition to a new location.

The information contained within the New Residents Kit is reviewed and updated regularly to ensure new residents have relevant information which they can use immediately.

The list below outlines the type of information contained within the New Residents Kit:

  • Welcome letter from the Mayor
  • Southern Grampians Shire Council Services booklet
  • Southern Grampians News – Community Newsletter
  • Animal Registration brochure
  • Building Services brochure
  • Hamilton Botanic Gardens brochure
  • Western District Health Services directory
  • Electoral Enrolment form
  • Maps
  • Events Calendar
  • Waste Collection information
  • Southern Grampians Shire Council Pencil


Customer Service
111 Brown Street
Hamilton Vic 3300
Phone (03) 5573 0444

Visitor Information Centre
Lonsdale Street
Hamilton Vic 3300
Freecall 1800 807 056

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