Towns in Australia

Exploring Australia, town by town

Bass VIC


Postcode: 3991

Bass is a small rural town 109 km south-east of Melbourne via the South Gippsland and Bass Highways, in the Bass Coast Shire of Gippsland, Victoria, Australia.

The town is named after George Bass who explored and named Western Port bay in 1798 in a small whaling boat and sailed some distance up the Bass river. A memorial to George Bass stands in the George Bass Park.

Located near the town is Wildlife Wonderland, which features the Giant Earthworm Museum. This building allows tourists to crawl through a magnified replica of a worm burrow and a simulated worm’s stomach. Displays and educative material on the Giant Gippsland Earthworm, which can grow up to 3 metres in length, and other natural history of Gippsland are also featured.