Panorama of Raymond Street with clock tower in the centre of Sale. Sale is a town with a population of about 13,000 in the Gippsland region of Victoria. European settlement in the area started around 1840 and the town benefited from the Omeo goldrush and the Sale canal which linked the town to the open sea via the Gippsland lakes.
Victoria is Australia's second smallest State and covers only 3% of Australia's land area but has the second highest population of all States and Territories. Victoria's mainland and islands have a total length of 2,512 kilometres coastline which is about 4.2% of Australia's 59,736 kilometres of coastline. Australia is the driest inhabited continent and Victoria is no exception although the state capital Melbourne has the reputation to have 4 seasons in one day. Victoria is located in the southeast of mainland Australia and includes the most southern point on mainland Australia at Wilsons Promontory National Park.