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New Residents

New Residents

Swan Hill Rural City Council welcomes new residents to our beautiful part of the world – The Heart of the Murray.

Swan Hill is a bustling provincial centre just three and a half hours from Melbourne and five and a half hours from Adelaide.

The region is renowned for its world class produce, spectacular landscapes and close proximity to the Murray River.

It provides the perfect blend of regional charm and city sophistication, and is a major regional centre – economically, culturally and socially – for the surrounding region.

Swan Hill’s vibrant CBD offers diverse shopping, cafés and restaurants, parks and gardens and is easy to navigate on foot. Home to the iconic Pioneer Settlement and world class Heartbeat of the Murray laser light show, our region boasts a variety of tourism and recreational experiences.

Our region runs adjacent to the Murray River for nearly 200 kilometres and encompasses 6,000 square kilometres of changing landscapes and lively townships like Lake Boga and Nyah/Nyah West.

Services on offer in our communities are equal to that of larger regional centres with a number of schools and educational facilities, easy access to health and aged care services, housing options to suit varying needs, and most importantly a vibrant and diverse industry with rewarding career opportunities.

We are a passionate community, we pride ourselves on being welcoming, culturally diverse and forward thinking. It’s no wonder that more than 20,000 people proudly call our region home and we hope that you will to.

The new resident guide aims to help you navigate all the services on offer in one easy to read guide. We trust that it will make your transition into our community as seamless as possible.

Mayor Les McPhee