(According to Wikipedia)
The Bass Coast Shire is a local government area in Victoria, Australia, located in the south-eastern part of the state. It covers an area of 864 square kilometres (334 sq mi) and, at the 2016 Census, had a population of 32,804. It includes the towns of Bass, Cape Paterson, Cape Woolamai, Corinella, Coronet Bay, Cowes, Inverloch, Kilcunda, Lang Lang, Newhaven, Rhyll, San Remo, Summerlands and Wonthaggi as well as the historic locality of Krowera. It also includes the popular tourist destination, Phillip Island. It was formed in 1994 from the amalgamation of the Shire of Bass, Shire of Phillip Island, Borough of Wonthaggi, parts of the Shire of Woorayl, Shire of Korumburra and City of Cranbourne. The Shire is governed and administered by the Bass Coast Shire Council; its seat of local government and administrative centre is the council headquarters in Wonthaggi with other service centres located in Cowes, Grantville and Inverloch.
The Shire is named after its most precious asset, the coasts of Bass Strait and Western Port.