The Pyrenees Shire offers affordable real estate – homes, residential land and industrial land in both town and rural settings – and competitive conditions for establishing and running your own business.


Real Estate

Median house prices for Avoca and Beaufort are very affordable at around a third of what you’d pay in Melbourne. The Pyrenees Shire therefore offers unrivalled opportunities to get onto the property ladder – whether you’re at entry level, or looking to get more for your money than is possible in other areas.

Rental properties are often in demand within the Shire, which makes building a property investment portfolio an option worth investigating.

Council has taken a proactive stance to provide residential and industrial land opportunities at Avoca and Beaufort to support new housing and business start-up or relocation. The results include:

The following agents are active throughout the Shire selling land, homes and some businesses:-

Starting or relocating a business

The Pyrenees competitive advantage for business starts with low entry costs, excellent infrastructure including main highway access, and a skilled workforce at hand. Building on that is the support available via the Pyrenees Shire Council and active business networks that you can join in Beaufort and Avoca. Just add your enterprise and vision as the vital finishing touches for your business success.

Both of the main townships sit on major arterial roads and are therefore, with Council’s support, are developing into the ‘Stop of Choice’ for travellers to and from Melbourne. This supports a wealth of opportunities in these communities:

  • Beaufort sits astride the Western Highway with over 4,500 vehicle transits daily. Recent studies have identified Beaufort as an ideal stopover for travellers to Adelaide or Melbourne. It is unique in that it is the first town travellers will pass through out of Melbourne, and the last town heading towards Melbourne, within a two-hour timeframe.
  • Avoca sits astride both the Sunraysia Highway between Melbourne & Mildura and the Pyrenees Highway between Castlemaine & Ararat. Like Beaufort it is the first and last major town within a two-hour timeframe of Melbourne for those travelling the Sunraysia Highway.

There is enormous tourism potential in the Shire, which as yet is largely untapped. Magnificent bushlands, adjacent National and State Parks, premium wine and food experiences from the Pyrenees Wine Region, high profile events, and a rich gold mining history provide a substantive competitive advantage for premium accommodation, eco-tourism, day-tripper and backpacker markets.

The area is well serviced for your business infrastructure and access needs, including attendant road freight carriers on the major highways, three phase power, substantive telecommunication infrastructure, reticulated potable water, reticulated sewerage systems in major towns and access to a skilled workforce.


Council and Government assistance

Pyrenees Shire works closely with business to ensure not only that all Council services work collaboratively, but also to provide assistance and facilitation when businesses decide to expand.

The Economic Development team has good relationships with various agencies and government departments whose role is to support small business.

To assist with the establishment or relocation of your enterprise, our Manager of Economic Development and Tourism is available to support you and can be contacted by phone on (03) 5349 1100 or 0434 668 359.

We acknowledge the people past and present of the Wadawurrung, Dja Dja Wurrung, and Djab Wurrung tribes, whose land forms the Pyrenees Shire. We pay our respect to the customs, traditions and stewardship of the land by the elders and people of these tribes.

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