Port Fairy, Victoria has been voted the world's most liveable community of towns with a population of under 20,000, in the UN-recognised LivCom award. Each town was judged for strategic planning, environmental practices, healthy lifestyle and heritage. Described as one of the jewels of the Great Ocean Road, Port Fairy is located nearly 300 kilometres south west of Melbourne, boasting a number of beautiful beaches and picturesque spots. As one of Victoria's oldest settlements, Port Fairy still has many original historic buildings standing around the town, adding to the town's heritage ambience. Port Fairy is best known for its remarkable range of year-round festivals, including the Port Fairy Folk Festival, with national and international artists, and the Port Fairy Winter Weekends, themed winter festivals.