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Morwell has a population of approximately 14,000 (Census SA2 2011, ABS) and is in the Latrobe City Council area.

Key industries and employers


Cafes and restaurants



Map of Victoria indicating the location of Morwell
Two engineers inspect a machine in a factory

Finding a job in Morwell



About Morwell

A man carries his mountain bike over a forest stream

Average temperatures

Season Average maximum Average minimum
Summer 26.6°C 12.7°C
Winter 13.6°C 3.7°C

Average travel time to Melbourne (156km)

Transport Time
Car 1 hr 45 mins
2 hrs

Housing costs

Median cost
Purchase Rental per week
House $145,000
(Sept 2015)
(June 2015)
(Sept 2015)
(June 2015)

Source: Rental prices - Department of Heath & 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 Latrobe Valley accommodation directory.

Cultural groups

Migrants from Languages spoken
England (3.0%) Italian (3.8%)
Italy (2.9%) Greek (0.8%)
Malta (1.0%) Arabic (0.8%)
Scotland (1.0%) Maltese (0.7%)
Netherlands (0.9%)
German (0.5%)
Source: Census SA2 2011, ABS


Schools Health care
5 primary schools
Maryvale Private Hospital
2 secondary schools

2 university or TAFE campuses

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 Morwell, please visit the Latrobe 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.

Morwell attractions

  • Visit the large collection of contemporary Australian art at the La Trobe Regional Gallery
  • Explore the interactive PowerWorks museum
  • Soak up the sites of the Morwell National Park and the Strzelecki Ranges
  • Latrobe Rhythm and Blues Festival (April)