Main sources of employment are retail, olive processing and tourism. Agriculture is a major industry and employer in the Boort region. Produce includes cereal crops, tomatoes, canola, olives and wool.
Boort is known as The Northern Oasis. Lake Boort is central to the town and is used for water sports including skiing, sailing, fishing and swimming.
Boort has a football team competing in the North Central Football League. Notable players from Boort are VFL Brownlow Medallist John Schultz and recently recruited ex-AFL player Lance Piccioni The club colours are black and white.