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North East Victoria

A timber truck loading timber


  • Timber
  • Electronics
  • Defence materials
The SPC factory at Shepparton in North East Victoria


  • Retail
  • Health
  • Manufacturing
  • Agriculture
  • Education
The main street in Wangaratta in North East Victoria


  • Manufacturing including:
    • Timber
    • Electronics
    • Engineering
  • Health services
A view of the mountains from Wodonga in North East Victoria


  • Manufacturing
  • Public administration
  • Retail
  • Health care and social assistance
  • Education and training

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

Living and Working in North East Victoria

If your occupation features on our Occupation Lists, you may be eligible to apply for Victorian Government nomination for a Skilled Migration visa and migrate to North East Victoria.

Wangaratta from the air

Victoria's North East region

Includes the Goulburn Valley, one of Australia's major fruit-growing regions with fruit and dairy products exported all over the world

Industries include dairy processing, commercial fishing, wine production, food processing, manufacturing and technology

Australia’s three major ports — Melbourne, Sydney and Adelaide — can all be reached overnight, giving excellent opportunities for both domestic and export markets.

Regional Airport at Albury-Wodonga with direct links to Melbourne and Sydney.


Major towns in North East Victoria

Major Towns Population Key facts Major industries and employers



Benalla is situated on major transport corridors to Melbourne, Sydney and Adelaide.

The home of Ned Kelly, see historic memorabilia and artefacts at the Benalla Museum or, better still, relive the life and times of Ned by following the Ned Kelly Touring Route.

Benalla offers a diversity of employment and investment opportunities in manufacturing, horticulture, viticulture, timber, dairy, cropping, livestock and more.

If your business requires land with large buffer zone distances, Benalla is one of the few locations in regional Victoria offering competitively priced land that is zoned and fully-serviced for this purpose.



Seymour is a beautiful old town on the banks of the Goulburn River.

Attractions include wineries, Seymour Railway Heritage Centre and the Seymour Alternative Farming Expo.

Seymour plays a key role in servicing the nearby Puckapunyal Army Base, one of the Australian Army's most important training centres, so Government administration and defence is a major employer, as are retail, health and agriculture.



At the centre of Victoria's oldest and most famous fruit-growing district, Shepparton has more recently developed a strong reputation for producing fine wines.

Shepparton offers great shopping and plenty of recreational opportunities on the banks of the Goulburn River. Its partner city, Mooroopna, is known as the Fruit Salad City.

Shepparton is surrounded by dairy farming and agriculture, including wineries and orchards.

Shepparton - Mooroopna is the centre of a major fruit and vegetable processing industry.




Wallan is strategically positioned at the gateway to metropolitan Melbourne from the north located at the junction of the Northern Highway and the Hume Freeway.


The district is highly valued for offering a rural lifestyle within commuting distance from Melbourne.

Wallan is emerging as a commuter town, and has a range of commercial and community services providing for local needs, including retail, education, manufacturing and health.

Recently diversification into viticulture, olive production, eggs and honey have extended the traditional beef and wool production of the region.



Wangaratta is located in the heart of North East Victoria, a bustling provincial centre in a region of breathtaking beauty.

The rich agricultural land surrounding Wangaratta yields gourmet produce and world class wines. The nearby alpine ranges are a playground for skiers in winter, while in summer fishing, bushwalking and cycling are popular.

The Wangaratta Festival of Jazz and Blues is an annual highlight.

Wangaratta is home to major manufacturing (textiles, timber and engineering), transport and distribution activities and is the regional headquarters for several state government agencies.



Wodonga, the north-east region’s largest city, is situated on the Murray River and strategically placed on the main transport and telecommunications corridor between Melbourne and Sydney.

Surrounded by hills, rich agricultural valleys, wineries, fine foods and historic towns, Wodonga is well placed for tourism, lifestyle and investment.


Wodonga has a thriving industrial base with several strong industries and an expanding commercial area.

Excellent health and education facilities as well as first-class sporting and recreation facilities.



Yarrawonga is much loved by Victorians as a holiday destination because of its great recreational and sporting facilities - many of which are centred on the man-made Lake Mulwala.

Manufacturing, retail, education

Olivia Stuart's Story

Olivia Stuart's Story

General Practitioner
Immigrated from Scotland

"I could have had my pick of jobs anywhere in regional Victoria. There’s a shortage here of GPs and other health professionals..."

Read Olivia's story