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Melbourne’s western region

Melbourne’s west is one of the fastest-growing regions in Australia. Its large and diverse population provides lots of opportunities in service industries. These include health, education, community services, and hospitality.

Melbourne’s western suburbs are a transport and logistics hub – and they connect Melbourne with regional cities including Ballarat and Geelong. The West has many industrial precincts providing numerous career opportunities.

Many construction activities are planned to support a growing population and there is a large pipeline of work. This will create thousands of jobs in the coming years, so people who live in the area can find work close to home. 

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Quick facts about Melbourne‘s western region

Population: 975,901^

Total new workers needed by 2026: 36,740*

Known for:

  • Tourist attractions including Werribee Zoo, Scienceworks and Werribee Mansion
  • Diverse cultural communities and food
  • You Yangs National Park.  

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Official region name: Western metropolitan region

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