This popular retirement and summer holiday destination, is a hive of activity during the warmer weather; otherwise it is a quiet village.

Location: 13 km east of Wonthaggi; 143 km south-east of Melbourne on the Bass Highway.

Inverloch Visitor Information Centre
16A Beckett Street, Inverloch
Ph: 1300 762 433

Australia’s first dinosaur bone, the Cape Paterson Claw, was discovered near Inverloch in 1903. Today, the Dinosaur Dreaming fossil excavation at the Flat Rocks coastal site by Anderson's Inlet attracts both Australian and international visitors.

Brief history: this area was opened for selection in the 1870s and from the early 1900s grew as a seaport through which the black coal from the Powlett River coalfields around Wonthaggi was transported to Melbourne.

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Origin of name: the inlet on which the town is situated on is named Anderson Inlet after Samuel Anderson. The town was first named Andersons Inlet and later renamed Inverloch after Loch Inver (Lake Entrance) in Scotland. The name is of Gaelic origin and means 'meeting of waters'

Things To See and Do

Events: The town hosts the Inverloch Fun Festival (Australia Day weekend) and Inverloch Jazz Festival (Labour Day Weekend).

Inverloch is a popular tourist destination, particularly for surfers, kitesurfers, windsurfers and fishers. The town is at the mouth of Anderson Inlet, on Bass Strait, located close to Australia’s southernmost stand of mangroves.

Points of interest: Flat Rocks; Screw Creek Hill; Petrel Rock; Pt Smythe; Shell Museum.

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