Ovens Murray thrives on diversity
Ovens Murray offers the bustle of major regional cities, the gentle charm of historic towns and the serenity of sweeping foothills and snowfields.
Diversity also characterises the employment opportunities in the region across a range of industries such as tourism, health care, education, health and recreation, farming, manufacturing and professional services.
The Victorian Government is ensuring Ovens Murray 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 Victorian Budget 2022/23 provides $5.7 billion for regional initiatives, taking the Government’s total investment in regional Victoria to more than $36 billion since 2015.
Locals will benefit from a boost for Wangaratta hospital and investment in new VLocity trains to run on the North East line. There's also support gone towards family favourite, Benalla Splash Park, and funding for additional specialist medical appointments for rural and regional Victorians.
Learn more about why the shires, towns and cities of the Ovens Murray are great places to live, work and invest below.
There’s something about living among the mountains. And the Alpine Shire provides all the inspiration you and your family need to thrive.
Just two sets of traffic lights, warm and welcoming locals, and plenty of activities for young and old. Benalla Rural City is the epitome of a relaxed lifestyle.
Indigo Shire in beautiful north-west Victoria isn’t your run of the mill beautiful country escape. And the locals take great pride in their difference.
Just two hours from Melbourne, Mansfield Shire transitions excitingly from rolling countryside and winding rivers to majestic peaks and sparkling lakes.
If unspoilt nature and some of Australia’s most pristine landscapes appeal, Towong Shire is for you.
One of Victoria’s most geographically diverse and scenic regions, Wangaratta Rural City offers a blend of city life, welcoming villages, native bushland, pastoral landscapes and snow-capped peaks.
Wodonga is ideally situated on the Murray River with surrounding hills, rich agricultural valleys, adjacent wineries and historic towns. With all the necessities and luxuries of a capital city, Wodonga provides a superior lifestyle, is home to more than 38,000 residents, and is the largest and fastest-growing city in North East Victoria.