Casterton 2040

Have you thought about what you will be doing in Casterton in 2040? What would make you feel proud to be part of the region in the future?

We want to ensure you have well balanced lifestyle opportunities, a quality range of services, education and employment opportunities. We’re creating a long term Community Plan that will inform how we invest in community assets, plan future programs, and make our shire an enjoyable place to live, work and play.

Tell us what areas need to be prioritised into the future.


About the region:

Located to the north of the Glenelg region in South West Victoria, Casterton is known and loved for being the birthplace of the kelpie breed of dog. Casterton is an historic rural town with a recorded population in 2016 of 1,681, and is situated on the Glenelg River in a valley surrounded by rolling Red Gum hills.

The indigenous people of the Konongwootong Gundidj clan and others from the Jardwadjali language group occupied the area in and around Casterton for thousands of years before the arrival of Europeans in Australia.

Casterton and surrounding areas possess a strong agricultural trade based on livestock, milk, wool and crops. The plantation timber industry is also a major economic driver and employer in the region, and the tourism industry is gaining momentum as visitors come to partake in numerous outdoor activities and explore the diverse natural areas and wildlife.

Key trends in Casterton:

  • Declining in population over the last 15 years
  • Fewer families and young people than ever before
  • 4% speak a language other than English at home (the highest rate in Glenelg Shire)
  • Highest proportion of people over the age of 65 in Glenelg region
  • 28% of people live alone
  • People working in healthcare and social support sectors (21%) and those working in agriculture, forestry and fishing (17%) make up the bulk of the workforce in the area.


There are many ways to have your say:

Community Reference Group: Join Casterton’s Community Reference Group to shape the process and help to develop the Glenelg 2040 Community Plan. The group will meet five times and will consist of 25 residents per group. Click here to find out more and register your interest.

Pop up Events: Come along to a series of events and pop up activities that will be hosted across the whole of Glenelg Shire between December to March 2020.

Survey: Take this 5 minute survey and join in the conversation – share your ideas for our future and go into the draw to win one of three $100 prepaid Visa Card Vouchers!

Have you thought about what you will be doing in Casterton in 2040? What would make you feel proud to be part of the region in the future?

We want to ensure you have well balanced lifestyle opportunities, a quality range of services, education and employment opportunities. We’re creating a long term Community Plan that will inform how we invest in community assets, plan future programs, and make our shire an enjoyable place to live, work and play.

Tell us what areas need to be prioritised into the future.


About the region:

Located to the north of the Glenelg region in South West Victoria, Casterton is known and loved for being the birthplace of the kelpie breed of dog. Casterton is an historic rural town with a recorded population in 2016 of 1,681, and is situated on the Glenelg River in a valley surrounded by rolling Red Gum hills.

The indigenous people of the Konongwootong Gundidj clan and others from the Jardwadjali language group occupied the area in and around Casterton for thousands of years before the arrival of Europeans in Australia.

Casterton and surrounding areas possess a strong agricultural trade based on livestock, milk, wool and crops. The plantation timber industry is also a major economic driver and employer in the region, and the tourism industry is gaining momentum as visitors come to partake in numerous outdoor activities and explore the diverse natural areas and wildlife.

Key trends in Casterton:

  • Declining in population over the last 15 years
  • Fewer families and young people than ever before
  • 4% speak a language other than English at home (the highest rate in Glenelg Shire)
  • Highest proportion of people over the age of 65 in Glenelg region
  • 28% of people live alone
  • People working in healthcare and social support sectors (21%) and those working in agriculture, forestry and fishing (17%) make up the bulk of the workforce in the area.


There are many ways to have your say:

Community Reference Group: Join Casterton’s Community Reference Group to shape the process and help to develop the Glenelg 2040 Community Plan. The group will meet five times and will consist of 25 residents per group. Click here to find out more and register your interest.

Pop up Events: Come along to a series of events and pop up activities that will be hosted across the whole of Glenelg Shire between December to March 2020.

Survey: Take this 5 minute survey and join in the conversation – share your ideas for our future and go into the draw to win one of three $100 prepaid Visa Card Vouchers!