Making a Sea Change to a Coastal Hamlet that’s escaped major development pressures, doesn’t mean you have to go without all the services you need to make life enjoyable, comfortable and supported.

Here you’ll find a list of some of the local services and businesses in Nelson, the Glenelg Shire and Mt Gambier to help make the planning of your move so much easier.

Local Services in Nelson

Patty and Deano run the local kiosk / milk bar and post office and deliver domestic bottled gas supplies.

Deet and Raj operate the roadhouse supplying fuel, gas and automotive equipment.

Glen and Donna run the local hotel which has accommodation, meals and regular music functions.

Nelson Hotel

Chris operates the boat and canoe hire business which also has fishing supplies.

Boat and Canoe Hire

Don skippers the boat that cruises the Glenelg River up to the Princess Margaret Rose Caves.

Nelson River Cruises

Maxine and Ryan operate the 7 day Tourist Information Centre, with help from a number of other locals.

Nelson Tourist Information Centre

Brenton and Sandra run the Karnkendi function centre and accommodation.

Function Centre / Accommodation

Harvey operates the airfield with landing access and also provides light plane engineering and mechanical services.

Local Services in Mt Gambier – 25 minute drive

Mt Gambier and District Health Services

GP Surgeries



Big Box and General Stores

Local Services in Portland – 55 minute drive

Glenelg Shire Council