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North West Victoria

A streetside cafe in Bendigo in North West Victoria

Bendigo

  • Manufacturing
  • Construction
  • Retail
  • Health
  • Education
  • Finance, property and business services
The Murray River at Echuca in North West Victoria

Echuca

  • Manufacturing
  • Retail
  • Accommodation
  • Health
  • Construction
A view of the countryside near Maryborough in North West Victoria

Maryborough

  • Manufacturing
  • Retail
  • Health and community services
  • Education
A view of the Murray River at Mildura in North West Victoria

Mildura

  • Retail trade
  • Agricultural, forestry and fishing
  • Manufacturing
  • Health and community services
  • Education
A family having a picnic in a park in Swan Hill in North West Victoria

Swan Hill

  • Manufacturing
  • Health
  • Horticultural
  • Tourism

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 West 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 West Victoria.


Aerial view of Bendigo showing the post office and mall at night

Victoria's North West region

An agricultural region with substantial dairy farming, beef, sheep and wool, pigs, poultry, fruit and vegetables, grain, viticulture and wine production.

Find food and wine in all the major towns.

Gold boom history in the southern part of the region.

Great thing to see throughout.

Major towns in North West Victoria

Major Towns Population Key facts Major industries and employers

Bendigo

101,868

The geographical centre of Victoria and the key city in the region

Bendigo has a wide range of renowned public and private schools, the Bendigo Regional Institute of TAFE and a campus of La Trobe University.

Bendigo's economy was built on gold and is sustained by manufacturing, tourism and regional services

Castlemaine

9,730

Located at the heart of a substantial fruit-growing area, Castlemaine initially became famour as a rich gold-mining area.

Meat manufacturing

Medical

School education

Echuca

14,190

Echuca is one of Victoria's oldest river towns. Its port - once a key way stations for wool and wheat - has now been transformed into a vibrant entertainment and recreation precinct

 

Gisborne

11,080

Less than an hour from the centre of Melbourne but with the peace and tranquillity of living in the country

School education

Medical

Building installation services

Kyabram

10,735

The centre of a fruit and dairy producation area.

The Kyabram Nature Park is a 55-hectare reserve that is home to almost 500 species of native wildlife.

Fruit & vegetable processing

Schools

Medical

Legal & accounting services

Maryborough

7,630

Maryborough is an ideal base for exploring the rich history of this famous gold-mining region.

Wells Track, near Maryborough, features some of Victoria's best examples of aboriginal rock water wells.

 

Mildura

30,650

Only a 70-minute flight to Melbourne. Mildura has the busiest regional airport in Victoria.

Mildura is famous around Australia as a paradise of food and wine.

Mildura is the centre of an irrigated agricultural zone that produces wine, fried fruits, citus fruits, olives and vegetables. It is home to some of the largest processing and packing plants in the world.

A campus of Sunraysia Institute of TAFE

Swan Hill

10,430

Swan Hill, along with Mildura, is a popular destination to enjoy the Murray river.

Swan Hill is at the centre of a highly productive agricultural area and acts as a service hub for the region.

A campus of Sunraysia Institute of TAFE