Inverloch is a seaside village at the mouth of Anderson Inlet, and is located close to Australia’s southernmost stand of mangroves. Inverloch is a rapidly growing holiday centre and consequently everything is now ‘new’.


The first European to settle in the Inverloch area was Samuel Anderson, who, together with his brothers and Robert Massie, ran cattle and grew wheat in the area. 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 Post Office opened on 1 September 1883 as Anderson's Inlet and was renamed Inverloch in 1889. As the area developed Inverloch became a port for the shipment of black coal from area to Melbourne.

Inverloch's location on the north shore of Bass Strait gives it an oceanic climate, with the moderating effect of the ocean allowing a narrower temperature range throughout the year.

Australia’s first dinosaur bone, the Cape Paterson Claw, was discovered near Inverloch in 1903.

During 2005 and early 2006 the RACV built an eco-village holiday resort on the Cape Paterson Road near Inverloch.

Inverloch has two hotels. These great pubs are the surviving old buildings in the town.

The War Memorial is central cbd.

The congregational churches are all ‘new’. The Anglican and United at least are traditional. The Catholic different.

The historic ketch 'Ripple' is worth a good look over. This historic representation is informative and impressive.

Notwithstanding the lack of heritage the place is certainly a vibrant and fun place and given the holiday feel a stopover is recommended.



Fireplace Dump Station
General Store Bottled Gas
Internet Caravan
Camping   4WD
Kitchen Facilities Disabled access
Laundry Toilets
Campervans Accommodation
Meals   Airport
Pets Allowed Boat Ramp
Telephone Picnic Area
Roadside Rest Area Electricity
Scenic Swimming
Tap water   Thermal Area
Stream Water   Walking tracks
Rotary Club Lions Club
Gymnasium   Gardens
  Winery Whitewater Rafting
Surfing   Skydiving
  Skiing Scenic Flights
Postal Service Police
  Movie Location   Mountain Biking
Kayaking Jet Boating
Information Hospital
  Hang Gliding Golf Course