Get back to the land in Greater Shepparton
Known affectionately as the food bowl of Australia, the Greater Shepparton region offers a well-rounded lifestyle that is hard to beat.
It boasts a vibrant, progressive community, offering the best of both provincial and metropolitan lifestyles. There is something for everyone to enjoy from stunning natural beauty, to contemporary art and innovative industries that makes Greater Shepparton the ideal place to live, work and visit.
Make your way here
Settled in the heart of the Goulburn Valley, Greater Shepparton is the regional hub for North East Victoria. Located only a 2-hour drive north of Melbourne, here you will be connected to award-winning eateries, adventurous nature paths, regional shopping complexes and state of the art sporting facilities.
The food bowl
This vibrant and dynamic region is the heart and soul of Australia’s fruit and dairy processing industries, supplying 25 per cent of Victoria’s agricultural industry. The Goulburn River forms the backbone and lifeblood of the region, winding its way through beautiful countryside, native forests and fertile farmlands, bringing life to the rich agricultural landscape.
A Shepparton orchard
We are home to household brands such as SPC, Pental Soaps, Tatura Milk (Tatura Butter), Unilever (Rosella) and Freedom Foods. We also grow 80 per cent of Australia’s pears right here in Greater Shepparton! The food bowl has opened us up to being a regional transportation hub with high levels of connectivity through road, rail and air, bringing more services to our region.
Greater Shepparton is a retail centre for regional Victoria, constantly attracting new investment including the new Shepparton Law Courts, Shepparton-Melbourne rail link, educational upgrades to Goulburn Ovens Institute of TAFE and $200m redevelopment of Goulburn Valley Health.
Construction is a constant in the expanding Shepparton region
Offering incredible education options including universities, world-class sporting facilities and a new $52m dollar Shepparton Art Museum, we have all the amenities, coupled with a vibrant, diverse culture making living and working here unique.
There is no shortage of industry in the region, which boasts a Gross Regional Product of $3.6 billion
Waterways and wide open spaces
Our scenic open places, shared pathways and our waterways add to our environment, encouraging social connection and lifestyle options.
There are levels of cycling and walking paths suited for the challenging explorer and for those looking for an easy family walk. There are opportunities for nature lovers to enjoy our tranquil waterways with popular pastimes like fishing, boating, walking and relaxing all here to be enjoyed. Our region also has plenty of playgrounds and all-abilities facilities.
One of the Shepparton region's family-friendly parks
The rivers are not the only amazing waterways where you can discover our local flora and fauna and get close to nature. The region’s wetlands include Cussen Park in Tatura, Gemmill’s Swamp in Mooroopna and Reedy Swamp in Shepparton. Shepparton is also home to the Australian Botanic Gardens, Lower Goulburn National Park and the Shepparton Regional Park.
Regional events capital
Greater Shepparton has strategically positioned itself to be the regional events capital of Australia.
The district invests in our extensive infrastructure, capable of hosting national and international events such as International Dairy Week, the UCI BMX Supercross World Cup and playing host to AFL and A-League practice games. Our community is always celebrating our cultural diversity through festivals and events, drawing visitors from all over to experience the multiculturalism which is alive and celebrated in the region.
A cultural festival in Shepparton
Greater Shepparton enjoys a temperate climate, boasting more hours of sunshine per year than the Gold Coast! Summers bring hot and dry weather; spring and autumn are typically warm, whilst cold frosty winter mornings turn into bright sunny winter days.
Greater Shepparton population: 65,593 (as of ABS 2017)
Major townships: Shepparton, Mooroopna, Tatura
Smaller townships: Murchison, Dookie, Merrigum, Congupna, Undera, Katandra, Tallygaroopna
Area: 242,136 km²
For further information:
If you’re thinking about moving to the Greater Shepparton region, or just want to learn more about this Victorian agricultural centre, check out some of these sites that feature information about the region: www.greatthings.com.au, www.greatershepparton.com.au and www.visitshepparton.com.au
Be sure to check out some of our favourite rural Shepparton properties for sale below, too!
Author: This piece was provided by the Greater Shepparton City Council.
This lovely home boasts multiple living rooms, central kitchen and dining area. Four bedrooms with spacious master having a full ensuite and WIR, all other bedrooms have BIR’s. Good sized bathroom with a spa bath and separate shower.
The home offers evaporative cooling and split system a/c, ducted gas heating and decorative gas log fire and mantle piece. Externally there is an undercover entertaining area through 3 concertina doors from the kitchen area.
Double lockup garage with auto door and roll a door access to the rear yard.
Other benefits include:
- Ducted vacuum system
- Gas Hot water service
- 877 sqm block of well-established gardens
- Auto sprinklers
- Wide north facing veranda
- Quality window furnishings
- Ample storage cupboards and linen space
- High ceilings throughout home
- Decorative cornice & ceiling roses
- Broken river bushland walks opposite
- Schooling close by
Homes like this are hard to find at present, so show your interest now.
Property Code: 3271
Only 7 years old, this modern four bedroom offers open plan living areas with central ducted gas heating and enjoys natural light shining through. Master bedroom with split system cooling, WIR and ensuite. Kitchen is complete with pantry and modern appliances overlooking the alfresco area. Located close to GV Health and Grammar School. This home is a great option for the first home buyer or the keen investor.
Property Code: 3275
Well cared for and loved, this property has been owned by this family for over 33 years. Offering four good size bedrooms, three with built in robes, master bedroom with ensuite. Formal lounge with open fire place, updated kitchen with generous cupboard space adjoing a large family room area. Central ducted heating and evaporative cooling. Externally the property features a large undercover pergola, carport area, a well set up "man cave"with heating and cooling. Well established low maintenance lawns and gardens. Located in a central position, across the road from St. Mary's School, Mooroopna Recreational Reserve and walking distance to the supermarkets. A great home for a growing family!
Property Code: 3262