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One of Victoria's most liveable regional cities

Greater Shepparton is a vibrant, diverse regional city located approximately two hours north of Melbourne in the heart of the Goulburn Valley, the food bowl of Australia.

Greater Shepparton offers the charm of a rural lifestyle combined with all the big city facilities. Everything you need is just around the corner, and it takes no time to get there.

Offering an enviable lifestyle, university options, premier housing estates, and all the must have facilities, coupled with a vibrant, diverse culture makes living and working here both desirable and unique.

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The Shepparton area provides many opportunities for recent graduates and young professionals

Greater Shepparton is renowned for its cultural diversity and the welcome we extend to new arrivals with just over 13 per cent of the population identifying as being born in a country other than Australia. We also have the largest indigenous population in regional Victoria. We celebrate our diversity in many ways through art, events, festivals and experiences.

We also have lots of young families who call Greater Shepparton home, with the proportion of couples with children almost three per cent above the regional Victorian average.

This means there are endless activities for kids to do including KidsTown, Aquamoves and Splash Park, All Abilities Playground, Fun City, Go Jump Trampoline Centre, Emerald Bank Leisure Land, multi-cinema complex, ten pin bowling, sports, fishing, cycling, skate park, Belstrack Strawberry Farm and Chocolate Apple Factory just to name a few!

For the adults we have Tallis Wine, Longleat Wines, bars, dining out at hotels, restaurants and cafes, shopping, SAM (Shepparton Art Museum) major events and the Motor Museum. Oh, and the Chocolate Apple Factory is worth a visit by adults too!

Here's seven reasons you need to move to Greater Shepparton:

  1. Relaxed lifestyle and pleasant climate – more sunny days than Queensland!
  2. No peak hour traffic (unless you get two red lights in a row) and easy access to everything!
  3. Centrally located only two hours from Melbourne and close to the wine, high and snow countries.
  4. Quality and affordable housing.
  5. Extensive range of education opportunities.
  6. Job opportunities or even start your own business!
  7. Sport, art, culture and history events and festivals all year round.
If you'd like to find out more, get in touch with the Greater Shepparton City Council.
1800 807 056
Email (external link)
greatthings.com.au (external link)

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The are many diverse employment and career options in Greater Shepparton. Most people are employed in health care and social assistant roles (14.2%), retail (12.7%) and manufacturing (12.4%). Whether you're seeking employment in manual work, as a medical practitioner or executive, a multitude of opportunities are available due to the broad range of industries. Greater Shepparton is home to several multinational and iconic companies such as Campbell’s Soups, SPC, Tatura Milk Industries, Unilever, Visy, Pental Soaps and Pactum Dairy. Other major employers include GV Health, GOTAFE, Goulburn Valley Water, Goulburn-Murray Water, and Greater Shepparton City Council.
Finding and then moving into a new home is always an exciting process. Sure, it has its headaches along the way, but there’s nothing quite like the thrill of that first night in a new house. And when the new house happens to be in a whole new region, the thrill only intensifies.
There are a multiude of educational options available in Greater Shepparton including GOTAFE (two campuses), University of Melbourne Rural Health Campus and Dookie Campus, La Trobe University, six secondary schools (including private schools), 26 primary schools, 27 kindergartens and 15 long day care facilities. All of these are centrally located and connected via public transport.
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