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Live, Work and Invest

Live, Work and Invest

Nestled on the banks of the Murray River and bathed in sunshine, the region enjoys a Mediterranean climate with low humidity and high sunlight hours. These same attributes added to the strong sense of community and range of community facilities has led to the region being regarded as a great place to live.

Ideally located within the economic heartland of southeast Australia, in the heart of the rich Murray Valley, the region is one of Australia’s most diverse and productive rural areas. The Swan Hill region is rich in culture and blessed with local produce and wine. And all this is surrounded by the country’s most beautiful natural asset, the Murray River.


Families move to the Swan Hill Rural City and never look back. It’s a combination of factors that make the region a sought after lifestyle change. Of course the Murray River, more days of sunshine per year and a welcoming community has a lot to do with it. There are job opportunities in all sectors and a range of schools and education facilities. There are also fantastic sporting clubs and recreational facilities to suit everyone. It all adds up to a great place to live, work and raise a family.

New Residents

New Residents

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


There are a myriad of job opportunities in the Swan Hill Rural City. Add to that a welcoming community, affordable housing, great schools, and plenty of sunshine and water, and you’ve got the lifestyle you’ve been dreaming of. What are you waiting for? Find out about job opportunities in your sector today.


Swan Hill Rural City has excellent opportunities for growth and investment in horticulture, agriculture, commerce, manufacturing and tourism. These industries are already flourishing, and Swan Hill’s quality infrastructure means there is ample room for new developments.

Investment Attraction Strategy

Investment Attraction Strategy

This new strategy provide a framework for the assessment of assistance and/or financial incentives applicable to either new business investment or the significant expansion of existing business in the Rural City of Swan Hill.

About our municipality

Our municipality is home to around 20,400 people. The Swan Hill city itself has a population of 10,000 and is a regional service centre for some 40,000 people across the catchment.

This catchment stretches along the Murray Valley into our state’s Mallee and the Western Riverina in New South Wales.

Influenced by irrigation from the Murray River, agriculture, horticulture, viticulture and tourism are important industries in our region. The river is also central to our region’s lifestyle.

To find out more about working, living, investing in our region visit

Swan Hill Region

Rovinvale Euston Region

For more information on the Swan Hill Region

Click here to view the Swan Hill Economic Profile
For more information contact
Economic Development Unit
Phone: (03) 5032 3033

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