Towns in Australia

Exploring Australia, town by town

Inverloch VIC


Postcode: 3996

Inverloch is a seaside village in Victoria, Australia. It is located on the Bass Highway 143 kilometres southeast of Melbourne, at the mouth of Anderson Inlet, in the Bass Coast Shire. It has an approximate population of 3,500 and is located close to Australian’s southernmost stand of mangroves.

It was established in 1870 The town was first named Andersons Inlet after the inlet on which the town is built near the inlet was named after Mr. Samuel Anderson. Later it was changed to Inverloch named after Loch Inver (Lake Entrance) in Scotland. Today, it is a popular tourist destination, particularly with surfers and fishers. The town hosts a jazz festival each Labour Day long-weekend in March. According to the Bass Coast Shire Council Inverloch’s amenities include a visitor information centre, two Pubs three motels, seven bed and breakfasts, three caravan parks and a foreshore camping reserve.

Like most other Australian coastal towns Inverloch has a local surf lifesaving club.

During 2005 and early 2006 the RACV is building an eco-village holiday resort on the Cape Paterson Road near Inverloch.