At a glance
A place to call home
Mitchell Shire offers a diverse choice of regional lifestyles and is located just north of Melbourne in the Heart of Victoria. Proudly straddling the Hume Freeway and Seymour V-Line Railway, Mitchell Shire boasts excellent connectivity with the Melbourne CBD via both road and rail. Offering the charm of rural living in towns such as Seymour, Tallarook, Tooborac, Pyalong, Trawool, Kilmore and Broadford mixed with the more urban lifestyle opportunities in Wallan and Beveridge, there is something for everyone in Mitchell Shire.
With its proximity to Melbourne and situated on the transport corridor linking Melbourne, Canberra and Sydney, Mitchell Shire offers boundless investment opportunities. Key sectors include government administration and defence, manufacturing, construction, tourism, agriculture, education and health services, business services and equine. Further opportunities exist with available industrial, commercial and retail prospects ready for the taking now.
If you are looking for all the services and amenities you would expect in Melbourne, Mitchell Shire has it in abundance. Kilmore is home to the renowned Assumption College and the Kilmore International School. A number of other public and catholic schools are accessible in Seymour, Broadford and Wallan. GO Tafe, situated in the heart of Seymour, provides a range of tertiary education options and includes a training restaurant and commercial kitchen that hosts events for the local community. The area is also well serviced by hospitals and health providers with the Seymour District Memorial Hospital, Kilmore and District Hospital and Nexus Primary Health all situated within the Shire.
Mitchell Shire is celebrated for its natural beauty with many of its key towns sitting alongside the Goulburn River or at the foothills of the Great Dividing Range. Take time to explore the Mt Piper Nature Reserve and keep an eye out for the endangered Blue Ant Butterfly and Golden Sun Moth or enjoy a ride along the Great Victorian Rail Trail that stretches 134km from Tallarook to Mansfield.
With history and heritage abundant in Mitchell Shire there is always something new to see, do and learn. Follow the path that Hume and Hovell took as they explored the Kilmore, Heathcote Junction and Seymour areas on their expedition that in turn played a significant role in establishing the colony of Victoria. On a warm sunny day visit the Light Horse Memorial Park in Seymour, where many of Australia’s Infantry Battalions and Light Horse Regiments were formed and reinforced, to experience a slice of the Shire’s proud Military Heritage. While there, climb to the top of Anzac Hill for 360 degree views of the Tallarook Range, the National Trust listed Trawool Valley and Mt Puckapunyal.
The Community Bank® Adventure Playground, located in Wallan, is Mitchell Shire’s newest and award winning premier playground offering an exciting array of adventure experiences for children of all ages and abilities including a fun and challenging five-story tower complete with three slides and a fully accessible water splash park. The playground is free and open to the public all year with the splash park operating December to March. The key towns of Mitchell Shire also provide a number of other facilities for the young and young at heart including skate parks, youth centres, local playgrounds and sports and recreational facilities.
Amazing food and wine experiences can also be found around every corner with many new and upcoming wineries, breweries, cafes and eateries popping up all over Mitchell Shire. Mitchell Shire falls within two wine regions, Heathcote, and Goulburn Valley and Nagambie Lakes, so there is always a good drop to sample. Contact the Seymour Visitor Information Centre for more information – (03) 5799 0233.
Mitchell Shire’s calendar of events is constantly growing, so there is always something new to do. October is one of the busiest times in the Shire with Tastes of the Goulburn, The Seymour Cup, The Seymour Show and a number of other events all taking place. Every February the Seymour Alternative Farming Expo comes to town to delight people of all ages, from farmers to families and everyone in between. To keep up to date with what is coming up in Mitchell Shire visit www.mitchellshire.vic.gov.au/our-region/events