New Residents Information


Are you new to our region or considering moving here? We want to help make settling in to your new community as smooth as possible.  A range of information is available for new residents and to help people make an informed decision before making the move here.

Ideal Location

Located on the Murray River in north west Victoria, the Mildura region is 550kms north-west of Melbourne, 400kms north-east of Adelaide and 1,080kms west of Sydney.

Work-life Balance

Spend less time travelling to and from work and more time embracing sport and recreation, regional festivals, award winning restaurants, vibrant shopping and delicious fresh produce.

Fly In, Fly Out

Mildura is just a short flight away from three capital cities. Three airlines operate daily direct flights between Melbourne and Mildura Airport. There are also regular direct flights from Mildura to Adelaide, Sydney and Broken Hill.

Country Communities

More than 53,000 people call the region home including 32,738 who live in the Mildura township. The region’s strength lies in its diversity and the range of friendly communities that make up the municipality.

Quality Health Care

A wide range of medical and allied health services ensure the wellbeing of our community. There are three hospitals in the region plus extensive specialist health services.

Pick a Career Path

Key industries and employment sectors include retail, agriculture, manufacturing, health care, construction, transport and logistics, education and training.

Let the Sun Shine

Renowned for its warm climate, the Mildura region receives the highest sunshine hours in Victoria, being an average of 8.6 hours per day (over 12 months), as well as the highest number of clear days in Victoria, being 132 per annum. The average annual minimum temperature is 10.3°C and average annual maximum temperature is 23.6°c.

Affordable Housing

The median house price is around $260,000; median unit/apartment price is $179,500; and median vacant residential house block price is $82,000.

Excellent Education & Child Care

The region is home to a wide range of quality early years, primary, secondary and further education services including child care, kindergartens, public and private primary and secondary schools, university campuses, TAFE and registered training providers.