On 1 February 2000 the District Council of Victor Harbor became known as the City of Victor Harbor. The new name, new logo and new direction was a reflection of the dynamic changes occurring within the community and the significance of Victor Harbor as the regional centre for the Southern Fleurieu Peninsula.
The township of Victor Harbor has long been a favoured holiday destination. Many visitors have returned to Victor Harbor as residents in their retirement. In fact, Victor Harbor continues to be amongst the fastest growing communities in the State, with an average growth in excess of 3% per annum for the past 10 years. But Victor Harbor today is attracting more than just retirees. The lure of a leisurely lifestyle has seen many families settle in the area. The combined schools of the city have almost 2,000 students who are drawn from across the Southern Fleurieu Peninsula. Victor Harbor’s close proximity to metropolitan Adelaide has seen an emergence of commuters who live in Victor Harbor for the lifestyle and travel to the metropolitan area for work.