is situated just 8 miles off the Princes Highway in Victoria’s South West.
offers a moderate climate, which is often influenced by westerlies. Temperatures
in the town range from 4 to 16 degrees in winter to 7 to 28 degrees in
summer with an average annual rainfall of 890mm.
businesses are a supermarket, chemist, clothing, furniture, gifts, newsagent,
hotel, hairdressing, takeaway foods, hardware and B & B’s
many professional services include medical, legal, real estate and financial.
Cobden has three medical clinics with one attached to the District Health
Services. The Corangamite Shire Development Board is also based at Cobden.
has the only Technical College in the state, a playgroup, kindergarten
and TAFE courses available as well as high school at nearby Camperdown.
Hampden Specialist School, and
Cobden also has a Primary School with a current enrolment of 240 students.
& Public Safety:
addition to the Police and St John Ambulance Brigade Cobden is serviced
by Urban and Rural C.F.A members and a local State Emergency Service which
is road accident rescue accredited. A Neighbourhood Watch operates in Cobden
as well as a Safety House program.
Departments and Agencies:
Government Departments at nearby Camperdown include agricultural and rural
Affairs, Community services, Conservation Forests and Lands and the rural
is well serviced by Courier, Bus, Taxi and Rail Freight services.
also possesses an 1100 metre all weather air strip with Pilot automatic
lighting allowing 24 hour access.
is an active town with a Rotary and Quota club, an Aero Club and
Progressing Cobden Inc.
There is also a Senior Citizens group, an R.S.L. Club
Probus, SES, Red Cross,
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Art & John Hamilton
has a District Health Service at 5 Victoria Street, Cobden offering a wide
range of assistance to all persons in the town and district.