Casterton is located within the Glenelg Shire, in the far southwestern region of Victoria. Casterton is an historic rural service town situated on the Glenelg River in a valley surrounded by rolling hills. Situated 352km west of Melbourne and 63kms west of Hamilton and 45mins to Mount Gambier just over the SA border.
Birthplace of the Kelpie
Casterton is the ‘Birthplace of the Kelpie’ breed and an annual event the ‘Australian Kelpie Muster’ held over the Queen’s Birthday long weekend in June celebrates this iconic Australian and the rich heritage of the town.
Casterton news and events
Casterton's new Australian Kelpie Centre is currently opening with reduced hours. It still has plenty of well known local faces and places featuring throughout. Make sure you stop in to get your own selfie with a kelpie - the centre is open 7 days a week 10.30am to 4.00pm.
The e-newsletter contains the previous season visitor’s statistics with editorial summary, as well as key articles, links to blogs and embedded video’s highlighting tourism in the Shire. Past and upcoming events are also highlighted with an editorial and plenty of images, and links for subscribers to list their event on our Glenelg Shire website.