Get back to the land in Shepparton Victoria
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 to Shepparton Victoria
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.
Shepparton Victoria: the nation's food bowl
This vibrant and dynamic Shepparton Victoria 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 Victoria orchard
Shepparton Victoria is home to household brands such as SPC, Pental Soaps, Tatura Milk (Tatura Butter), Unilever (Rosella) and Freedom Foods. The region also grows 80 per cent of Australia’s pears! The food bowl has opened Greater Shepparton up to being a regional transportation hub with high levels of connectivity through road, rail and air, bringing more services to our region.
Industry investment in Shepparton Victoria
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 ever-expanding Shepparton Victoria region
Offering incredible education options including universities, world-class sporting facilities and a new $52m dollar Shepparton Art Museum, Shepparton Victoria has all the amenities, coupled with a vibrant, diverse culture making living and working here unique.
There is no shortage of industry in the Shepparton region, which boasts a Gross Regional Product of $3.6 billion
Waterways and wide open spaces in Greater Shepparton
The scenic open places, shared pathways and our waterways add to the envrionment of Shepparton Victoria, 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 Shepparton Victoria'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 Victoria is also home to the Australian Botanic Gardens, Lower Goulburn National Park and the Shepparton Regional Park.
Shepparton: a 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 Victoria
Weather in Shepparton Victoria
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 Shepparton Victoria region, or just want to learn more about this 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
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This piece was provided by the Greater Shepparton City Council.