Birregurra 'By the Barwon' at the foot of the Otway Ranges and edge of volcanic plains, only 30 minutes from Lorne on the Great Ocean Road. Birregurra has a population of approximately 688.  A Post Office opened in the area on 1 October 1858 and was renamed Mount Gellibrand in 1894, a few days before another office nearby was opened as Birregurra.

The town is host to the Birregurra Weekend Festival and Art Show which will celebrate its 11th year in October 2010. The festival showcases local food and wine as well as art and music, with local talent such as Jack Simpson. It starts each year at around the month of October.

A produce market is held on the second Sunday of each month where local vendors sell cakes, jewellery, plants, fresh fruit and vegetables and arts and crafts. Organisers hold a barbecue for patrons of the market. The town is full of cafes, serving food and coffee, a local butcher, with local meats and a range of clothes shops.