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Melbourne’s northern region

Melbourne’s northern region is large and culturally diverse. It stretches from Hume’s farming communities to Melbourne’s popular inner northern suburbs. Thriving communities in the region offer lots of job opportunities.  

Melbourne Airport is at the centre of the region. The transport and logistics industry is a significant employer. The area is also home to many of Melbourne’s leading healthcare facilities. This provides many job opportunities in health care and community services.

Melbourne’s northern region is also home to many large industrial precincts. Manufacturing is a major job provider to people from across Victoria.  

Major government investments in infrastructure are helping to grow jobs for the future. 

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Quick facts about Melbourne‘s northern region

Population: 1,016,300^

Total new workers needed by 2026: 41,098

Known for:

  • Melbourne Airport and a large transport and logistics industry
  • Innovative industrial precincts and manufacturing hubs
  • Culturally diverse communities and food scene
  • Wine and tourism in the Yarra Valley region. 

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Official region name: Northern metropolitan region

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