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Horsham and surrounds

From breathtaking landscapes to tech-enabled agriculture, Horsham and surrounds needs skilled workers.

Tourism is flourishing with an increasing number of attractions opening in the region. Retail, food and accommodation industries are also growing in the Wimmera Southern Mallee.

Agriculture is another major player. Grains, cereals, oil seeds and more are all produced here.  There is plenty of investment in innovation in the industry. There is a demand for workers who can apply new technologies to agricultural production.

The region also hosts 75% of Victoria’s mineral sand deposits. These resources are being used in clean energy initiatives that are creating even more jobs.

So whether it’s farming, food or mining, Horsham and surrounds is a hotspot if you’re considering your training and career options.  

Training and careers in Horsham and surrounds

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Quick facts about Horsham and surrounds 

Population: 48,400^

Total new workers needed by 2026: 1,518*

Known for:

  • Silo art trails
  • Grampians (Gariwerd) National Park
  • Wimmera River
  • Horsham Regional Art Gallery
  • Little Desert National Park. 

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Official region name: Wimmera Southern Mallee

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