About the Shire

The Shire of Capel region spans 558km², is home to nearly 18,500 people and includes vast stretches of pristine coastland, high quality urban and leafy rural areas, historic country towns and natural forests.

The Capel region is one of the most bio-diverse areas globally - home to the world’s last remaining Tuart forest. One thing that connects us all is the appreciation of the lifestyle that our environment and cohesive community provides.

We highly value the uniqueness of our townsites, while recognising the importance of converging connections that unite us as a community. We have a distinctive character and spirit, ranging from rural villages to coastal laid-back to more urbanised neighbourhoods.