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Situated on the Victorian side of the Murray River, Mildura is a thriving and rapidly growing municipality that’s famed for its outstanding natural beauty and Mediterranean climate. Its stunning location and relaxed, outdoor lifestyle offer the opportunity to achieve that elusive work/life balance you may have been searching for.
Making the move in 5 steps
The best decisions are well-informed ones. Visit the friendly Mildura Visitor Information Centre, to learn more about housing, schools and career industries.
2. Visit us
A visit is the perfect introduction to your new lifestyle. It is a fun and entertaining way to get to know the locals, witness first-hand the magical scenery, try the quality local produce and experience walking around the towns.
3. Rent before you buy
Need time to find your dream home? Try renting instead of investing in a house immediately. It gives you time to figure out which area you prefer, the kind of house you’d like and which neighbourhood or town is best.
4. Engage with the community
The Mildura region is known for its close-knit and inviting community. Join the local sporting clubs, gyms, social groups and follow the local cafés, art gallery and library on social media to have your finger on the pulse.
5. Take your time
Take the time to build up connections and networks. Ensure there is time set aside to plan the move. Instead of living between your old home and the Mildura region, focus on enjoying the area at weekends – which should be easy!
Distance to Melbourne
A six-hour drive or one-hour flight from Melbourne.
Irymple, Red Cliffs, Merbein, Ouyen, Murrayville, Hattah, Nangiloc, Colignan, Cowangie, Lake Cullulleraine, Cardross, Walpeup, Underbool, Nichols Point, Wentworth, NSW, Buronga, NSW and Dareton, NSW.
Median house price: $265,000
Median house rent: $310 p/w
Median unit price: $195,000
Median unit rent: $230 p/w
Arts, Culture and Events
There’s always something to see at Mildura Arts Centre, the leading arts, culture and heritage hub in North West Victoria. It houses an extensive and impressive regional art collection as well as a theatre, sculpture park and café. With no shortage of festivals throughout the year, Mildura has a full calendar of social events including a Country Music Festival, Writers Festival, Summer Music Festival and Arts Festival.
Food and wine scene
When a town has nicknamed one of its avenues ‘Feast Street’, you know finding a great restaurant is never going to be a problem. Locals love Mr + Co Wine Bar, for its intimate setting and extensive wine list. The Wooden Door is a quaint, award-winning café with a delicious seasonal menu, while The Spanish Grill is the area’s one and only wood-fired grill and steakhouse. Over 80% of Victoria’s grapes come from Mildura with many famous wineries creating their wines from the region’s great variety and abundant supply.
The fabulous Murray River provides endless opportunities for fun family time. You can take a trip on a houseboat or paddle steamer, or try a spot of fishing or water-skiing. The childrens’ water play park, with its playgrounds and picnic tables, is a favourite of local families. And there are several national parks to explore and playgrounds to enjoy.
The great outdoors and sporting facilities
Mildura’s sports scene is dominated by its location on the Murray River. It offers some of the best watersports in the country, including canoeing, kayaking, fishing and water-skiing. The region also offers multiple premium sporting facilities.
• Mildura Clay Target Club
• South Mildura Football Club
• Mildura Football Club
• Mildura Waves - indoor gym and pool
Mildura is a major producer of citrus fruits and is known as Victoria’s Food Bowl, so it’s no surprise you’re spoilt for choice when it comes to farmers’ markets. Enjoy the Sunraysia Farmers’ Market, Red Cliffs Country Market and Mildura City Market, while Mildura Central has all your other shopping needs covered from food to fashion, toys to homewares.
Mildura is connected to several major highways and has regular regional trains and buses servicing the area. It even has its own airport, with three airlines operating daily direct flights to Melbourne.
Health and community services
Mildura Base Hospital, Sunraysia Community Health Services and a host of private practices provide premium health services to the region. The active, local community is supported by various community groups and the Mildura RSL Club.
The region offers the full spectrum of early years, primary, secondary and further educational facilities. There are 20 primary and 13 secondary schools to choose from.
Some schools of note: Sacred Heart School (Co-ed P-6 Catholic), Henderson College (Combined P-10 Independent) and Mildura Senior College (Co-ed 11-12).