About Melton

We are one of the fastest growing Municipalities in Australia, Offering the best in urban and rural lifestyles within a comfortable commuting distance from Melbourne.

 Melton is located approx 40 mins west of Melbourne’s CBD and embraces a series of townships and communities including Caroline springs and Hillside.

The shire of Melton offers diverse lifestyles and affordable living. Which is why we continue to grow at a rapid pace. On Average 41 babies are born each week and our community increases by 52 new households.

Melton is now home to Harness Racing, with the opening of Tabcorp Park in 2009.  Melton is fast growing a reputation as one of the premier equine municipalities in the country.

Friday night racing is a great night out. Sit and eat dinner while watching the races. Let the kids loose in the children’s play area. Enjoy the atmosphere!

 Come visit our award winning Wineries including Witchmount Estate Winery and Galli Estate Winery. Or relax with a family picnic at Hannah Watts Recreation Reserve. With several different play areas, the kids should never get bored.

 With Special events scheduled all year long there is always plenty to do. We also have plenty of things to keep you active like, bush walking. The Djerriwarrh Festival is our biggest annual event attracting thousands of residents and visitors.

We proudly protect our environment and preserve the great natural assets and character of our community, now and for the future.


 Winner of the National Keep Australia Beautiful Award