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Swan Hill

Swan Hill has a population of approximately 10,430 (Census SA2 2011, ABS) and is in the Swan Hill Rural City Council area.

Key industries and employers





 Map of Victoria indicating the location of Swan Hill
A nurse holds a new born baby wrapped in a white blanket

Finding a job in Swan Hill



About Swan Hill

A family enjoys a picnic beside a river near Swan Hill

Average temperatures

Season Average maximum Average minimum
Summer 31.2°C 15.2°C
Winter 14.4°C 4.1°C

Average travel time to Melbourne (344km)

Transport Time
Car 4 hrs 15 mins
Train and coach
4 hrs 15 mins
4 hrs 15 mins

Housing costs

Median cost
Purchase Rental per week
House $228,250
(Sept 2015)
(June 2015)
(Sept 2015)
(June 2015)

Source: Purchase prices - Rental prices - Department of Health & Human Services Rental Report

To find a local real estate agent, visit the REIV agent directory

For information about local hotels, motels and caravan parks, visit the Swan Hill accommodation directory

Cultural groups

Migrants from Languages spoken
India (1.9%) Italian (2.1%)
Italy (1.3%) Punjabi (1.3%)
England (0.9%) Tagalog (0.4%)
Philippines (0.8%) Dari (0.4%)
Afghanistan (0.6%)
Dinkai (0.3%)
Source: Census SA2 2011, ABS


Schools Health care
3 primary schools
Swan Hill District Hospital
2 secondary schools

1 TAFE campus

Find a school at the Department of Education and Early Childhood development website or find out more about education and childcare in Victoria. Visit the Victorian Better Health Channel's health services directory for more health care information and services.

Sport and recreation

For more information about sport and recreation in Swan Hill, please visit the Swan Hill Rural City Council website

Places of worship

For more information about where you can practice your faith, visit your religion's Australian website. Select 'pages from Australia' if searching for your religion in Google

Swan Hill attractions

  • Discover the town's colonial heritage at the Pioneer Settlement museum
  • Catch an historic paddle steamer down the Murray
  • Land a fish on the banks of the Murray
  • Drink in the region's natural beauty in the Nyah and Vinifera State Forests
  • Winter Racing Carnival (June)
  • Italian Fiesta (July)
  • Australian Inland Wine Show (October)