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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.


Peaceful regional living in the Swan Hill region is just the beginning of the lifestyle that has evolved here. Living on the Murray provides both picturesque views and endless possibilities for all-ages. Swimming, kayaking and fishing for a mighty Murray Cod is all at your fingertips when living in the Swan Hill Region. Numerous sporting clubs, walking and cycling trails, and golf courses allow you to keep healthy and become active in the local community, while the thriving food and drink scene lets you indulge in fantastic local dining. There’s no doubt that the Swan Hill lifestyle is one of balance, delivering both relaxed rural living and plenty of exciting opportunities.

New Residents

New Residents

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


Right now there are many job vacancies in the Swan Hill Region. Accelerate your career and take advantage of all of the rewarding job opportunities the Region has to offer. If you are looking for a change, there is an abundance of opportunities – Professional Services, Trade, Local Government, Agriculture, Hospitality, Retail, Management and much more.


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) 5036 2333

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