Located adjacent to Victoria's capital city, Melbourne, Baw Baw Shire is one of Victoria's fastest growing municipalities with freeway access into the centre of Melbourne, Melbourne Docks and Tullamarine and Avalon Airports. The Baw Baw Shire (map) covers approximately 4,027 square kilometres of high quality farmland and woodlands, it also has the closest snow fields to Melbourne. The population is of Baw Baw Shire is estimated to be over 49,000.

Baw Baw Shire is known for innovation in manufacturing, design and agribusiness. Baw Baw is home to a major dairy sector, some of Australia’s leading hydroponics and agribusiness companies, and innovative food processing companies. Our equipment and food manufacturing companies export across the globe and are at the forefront of technology development in their fields. Industry sectors which contribute significantly to Baw Baw Shire's output include Manufacturing, Construction and Agriculture. The Health Care and Social Assistance, Agriculture and Education and Training industry sectors are the largest employers in the Shire.

This website contains economic and demographic insights for Baw Baw Shire. For further information regarding business and investment in Baw Baw Shire, please contact Council's Economic Development Unit: telephone (03) 5624 2411.