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Horsham has a population of approximately 15,890 (Census SA2 2011, ABS)and is in the Horsham Rural City Council area. 

Key industries and employers


Health and community services



Public administration and services


Map of Victoria indicating the location of Horsham
Health workers in a medical store room

Finding a job in Horsham



About Horsham

A main street in Horsham at night

Average temperatures

Season Average maximum Average minimum
Summer 29.8°C 13.4°C
Winter 13.4°C 3.7°C

Average travel time to Melbourne (310km)

Transport Time
Car 3 hrs 20 mins
5 hrs
Train and coach
5 hrs

Housing costs

Median cost
Purchase Rental per week
House $234,500
(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 Horsham accommodation directory website.

Cultural groups

Migrants from Languages spoken
England (1.1%) Italian (0.6%)
Italy (0.5%) Malayalam (0.2%)
New Zealand (0.5%)
Kirundi (0.2%)
India (0.5%) Turkish (0.2%)
Netherlands (0.3%)
Tagalog (0.1%)
Source: Census SA2 2011, ABS


Schools Health care
2 primary schools
Wimmera Health Care Group
1 secondary school

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 for more health care information and services.

Sport and recreation

For more information about sport and recreation in Horsham, please visit the Horsham 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

Horsham attractions

  • Tour the Wool Factory
  • Drive to the summit of Mt Arapiles for a breathtaking view of the region
  • Explore the beautiful Little Sandy Desert
  • Fish or swim in the Wimmera River or one of the surrounding lakes
  • 'Art is' Festival (March and April)
  • Spring Garden Festival (September)
  • Awakenings Festival (October)