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Wangaratta, Wodonga and surrounds

Wangaratta, Wodonga and surrounds is a scenic, nature-rich region with diverse, growing industries.

Waterways and pastures support farming in the region. Local produce and manufactured goods reach customers across Australia and around the world. Demand for these products is rising. This means more jobs.

The Ovens Murray region’s stunning parklands and alpine areas see an increasing number of tourists each year. Food, wine and brewery experiences, common to the region, are another major drawcard.

Health care is also big. Wangaratta, Wodonga and surrounds is home to the largest health service between Melbourne and Sydney.

The region’s demographics are changing. There is increased connectivity and a rising number of retirees. This means Wangaratta, Wodonga and surrounds needs skilled workers more than ever. 

Training and careers in Wangaratta, Wodonga and surrounds

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Quick facts about Wangaratta, Wodonga and surrounds

Population: 134,593^

Total new workers needed by 2026: 7,004*

Known for:

  • Alpine regions 
  • Farm, food and winery experiences 
  • Tourism, cycling and water-based recreation 
  • Waterways, including the Murray and Ovens Rivers 
  • Ned Kelly country 
  • Silo art trails.

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Official region name: Ovens Murray

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