Everything under the sun

Defined by the mighty Murray River to the north, the Mallee is renowned for its vast spaces, clear blue skies, unique landscape and strong local communities.

Employment opportunities are broad. Traditional roles in retail, manufacturing, viticulture, horticulture, agriculture and tourism are complemented by an increasing demand for skilled workers in mining, trades, renewable energy, aquaculture and health services.

The Victorian Government is ensuring Mallee communities continue to be ideal places to live, work and invest, by delivering a range of improvements to public transport, country roads, tourism infrastructure and health facilities, and through initiatives such as Free TAFE for priority courses.

The 2019-20 Budget provides further tax relief for rural and regional businesses, with the regional payroll tax rate to be reduced to 25 per cent of the metropolitan rate by 2022-23.

Locals living in the Mallee will also benefit from $136 million for an additional 500,000 specialist medical appointments in rural and regional Victoria, while families in Buloke will be among the first to access the roll out of universal three-year-old kinder next year.

Learn more about why the shires, towns and cities of the Mallee are great places to live, work and invest below.

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