About Camperdown

Centred in the heart of the Lakes and Craters Country, Camperdown is central to one of Australia's rich agricultural farming districts. This pleasant rural town services a wide area ofd airy, Sheep and Beef farming communities. Abundant with local heritage this community has a range of unique landforms, heritage buildings and Historical homesteads.

Situated at the gateway to the best tourist areas in Western Victoria, Camperdown also has plenty of attractions in the immediate vicinity. The volcanic Lakes Gnotuk and Bulleen Merri are the perfect location for water sports, and the Mt. Leura lookout is the location of an annual hill climb. The racecourse boasts one of Country Victoria’s best-known grandstands, and Lake Corangamite, the Historic Museum and the annual Leura Festival are popular destinations.


There are 3 large supermarket chains, IGA, Safeway and FoodWorks. Please note that the opening hours are typically more restricted than those in the city, and in most towns the typical opening hours are from 7am-10pm daily.
The Camperdown Craft Market is also held in Finlay Ave from 10am-2pm on the first Sunday of every month.


Camperdown offers a variety of dining out options that range from pub meals to cafe's, homely restaurants and takeaway stores.

Useful Information

There are 2 major banks in Camperdown, including the St George and Westpac. Bank hours are typically 9.00am-4.00pm Monday to Friday, although ATMs allow 24/7 access to funds.

The Corangamite Regional Library is located in Manifold Street and is open Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from Midday-5.30pm and from 10am-Midday on a Saturday.

Internet Access
Internet access is available to students in Camperdown at the Corangamite Regional Library. Further details can be found under 'Libraries' on this page.

Post Offices
The Camperdown Post Shop is located at 190-192 Manifold St and is open from 9am-5pm Monday-Friday.

Travel Times

Camperdown is located 194 kilometres south west of Melbourne and is accessible by both car and bus. 
The travel time is approximately 2 hours by car from Melbourne to Camperdown.
Camperdown is accessible from Melbourne by car, bus and train.

If you are travelling from somewhere other than Melbourne, or would like further information on transport to Camperdown, visit VicLink.

Further Information

For more information on Camperdown and the surrounding areas go here

or contact the Camperdown Visitor Information Centre:
179 Manifold St
Camperdown, VIC 3260
Ph (03) 5593 3390

Orientation Tours can be arranged for students whilst they are on placement, or for a Map of Camperdown visit Wilkins Tourist Maps.  Select Victoria from the list of State Maps and then select ‘Camperdown’ from the list of Victorian Maps.