Melbourne and Regional Victoria


Hover over a region to see employment opportunities. Select a major town to be taken to a webpage with more information.


Facts about Victoria

Around 5.6 million people live in Victoria, the second largest population of any state in Australia.

More than 70 percent of Victorians live in Melbourne, that state's capital city.

Melbourne, the capital of Victoria, consistently ranks highly in international research on liveable cities.

Victoria is Australia's smallest mainland state - so regional centres are all within easy reach.



Key opportunities by region

North West region

  • Agriculture - dairy farming, beef, sheep and wool, pigs, poultry, fruit and vegetables, grains, viticulture and wine production
  • Fine food and wine
  • River-based tourism
  • Investment

North East region

  • Commercial fishing
  • Food processing - dairy and wine
  • Food processing
  • Manufacturing
  • Technology
  • Investment

West region

  • Agribusiness and high-tech manufacturing
  • Wheat production
  • Wineries
  • Tourism
  • Investment

Metropolitan Melbourne

  • Manufacturing
  • Construction
  • Education
  • Health and medical
  • Fashion
  • Investment

South West region

  • Agriculture (wool, cattle)
  • Forestry and horticulture
  • Automotive
  • Aluminum smelting
  • Tourism
  • Investment

South East region

  • Timber processing
  • Paper product manufacturing
  • Agriculture / horticulture
  • Fishing
  • Tourism
  • Investment

A street cafe in a rural town

North West region opportunities

  • Agriculture - dairy farming, beef, sheep and wool, pigs, poultry, fruit and vegetables, grains, viticulture and wine production.
  • Fine food and wine
  • Gold boom history
  • River-based tourism
  • Investment
A vineyard in North West Victoria

West region opportunities

  • Agribusiness and high-tech manufacturing
  • Wheat production
  • Wineries
  • Tourism
  • Investment
The Geelong waterfront in South West Victoria

South West region opportunities

  • Agriculture (wool, cattle)
  • Forestry and horticulture
  • Automotive
  • Aluminum smelting
  • Tourism
  • Investment
A rural town in North East Victoria

North East region opportunities

  • Commercial fishing
  • Food processing - dairy and wine
  • Food processing
  • Manufacturing
  • Technology
  • Investment
Fishing at Lakes Entrance in South East Victoria

South East region opportunities

  • Timber processing
  • Paper product manufacturing
  • Agriculture and horticulture
  • Fishing
  • Tourism
  • Investment
A view of the Melbourne cityscape from the Yarra River

Melbourne

  • Manufacturing
  • Construction
  • Education
  • Health and medical
  • Fashion
  • Investment