Puckapunyal is 100km from Melbourne and one hour drive from the historic gold rush town of Bendigo. Puckapunyal, and the larger neighbouring town of Seymour, are part of the Mitchell Shire, which calls itself 'the heart of Victoria'. The region encompasses Melbourne's northern most area and north-central Victoria's farming area.
Puckapunyal is 8km from the township of Seymour. The housing market in and around Seymour is tight, with demand usually outstripping supply.
The Department of Education website contains information on public education in Victoria, as well as a list of schools by location. There are several schools within Seymour as well as a school situated on base at Puckapunyal.
For information on child care in Seymour and the surrounding areas, the following websites may be useful.