Make a Country Change to

Greater Hume Council

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Greater Hume in southern NSW offers access to the region’s strong jobs market and enviable lifestyle benefits in a relaxed rural setting. 

People relocating to Greater Hume appreciate the reduced cost of living, more open space and fresh air. Families are attracted to Greater Hume for a country and affordable lifestyle, choosing large residential allotments available in 5 towns and 6 villages, or farmlets or semi-rural residential estates. Residents settle here knowing that they can work remotely, find a job locally or easily commute to nearby Albury-Wodonga or Wagga Wagga for skilled positions in health and other sectors.

Are you searching for a different lifestyle for your family? If you are thinking about moving to a regional area and want a move to the country, then consider a move to the Greater Hume region. 

Enjoy the benefits of a rural lifestyle, space, fresh air and liveability of the Greater Hume region. Discover a simplier life, a more affordable life. #movetogreaterhume

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Greater Hume Council

06. Greater Hume :: GEOCADDER
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Emily Jones - Executive Assistant - Tourism and Communications
39 Young St, Holbrook NSW 2644

Greater Hume Council

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Bus, Train, Airport

Albury Airport is serviced by Qantaslink, Rex Airlines, and Bonza.

For regional bus services, visit: Regional Buses Community Transport, offering point-to-point transport across the Greater Hume LGA.

The XPT train service (Melbourne to Sydney) includes stops at Culcairn and Henty.

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Jayfields Nursery, Holbrook. Credit: Mark Jesser
PJN Sheds, Walla Walla. Credit: Mark Jesser
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Industries & Opportunities

The Agriculture, Forestry & Fishing sector makes the greatest contribution to economic output of the Greater Hume region, representing roughly one third of total output and one third of all jobs in the shire (1,125 jobs). Education is another key sector for employment at 12% of jobs.

Excellent employment opportunities also exist in manufacturing and construction sectors. Health and social assistance is an expanding sector and regular employment opportunities exist in nursing and care assistance.  Also new employment opportunities arise in green energy as the first of 4 planned large scale solar farms are installed in the shire.

Key large employers in the region include the Kotzur manufacturing facility at Walla Walla which specialises in grain storage and handling solutions serving national and international markets, Geelong Leather at Culcairn operates a Wet Blue tannery which is gold rated for environmental excellence, producing quality Australian leather exported around the world.

Greater Hume Council is the local government organisation and provides for employment opportunities for professional appointments, skilled and unskilled placements, in engineering, road construction/maintenance, planning, children’s services, governance and finance spheres. 

There are regular employment opportunities - general farm hands, transport operators, teachers, tractor and transport drivers, shearers, welders, nurses/care assistants, café and bakery staff.

Co working spaces exist at Holbrook and Jindera.

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Jobs in This Region

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Full Time General Practitioner
Har Nadar Pty Ltd (Vecare Health) in Holbrook and Walla is seeking a full time GP with the right attitude and skills with at least 2 years of relevant experience. Minimum Salary of $90,000 - $110,000 + super for this full-time position for the right person. The General Practitioner is required to be appropriately qualified, trained and experienced in the discipline of general practice, and assessed as competent for the position in NSW. The General Practitioner must abide by all legislative acts governing medical practice in NSW. Tasks and Responsibilities: Clinical Responsibilities Provide high quality, primary health care services to the community, in keeping with best practice standards. Examining and identifying patients and evaluating clinical problems. Provide appropriate care and services to patients of all age ranges and level of health care needs. documentation of the patient’s progress in the patient record using iEMR Respond to medical/ health problems presented by patients including history taking, diagnosis, investigation, treatment and referral as appropriate. Provide after hours, on call and hospital services if applicable. Provide management of long-term conditions in line with national guidelines and pathways. Prescribe for patients as appropriate to need. Provide appropriate health promotion and preventative health care advice to all patients attending the practice. Ordering diagnostic tests as required. Referring patients to other providers as appropriate. Operational Responsibilities Record and maintain accurate, adequate and relevant patient records using the established practice protocols and computerised medical records system, including details of: Specialist referrals Previous health and family history Prescriptions Investigations Treatment Diagnostic results Registers and recalls. Actively communicate and coordinate with colleagues, specialist services and allied health professionals when sharing the care of a patient Safety and quality: Record incidents and near-misses in line with practice policy Practice duty of care including meeting practice standards and accountability Maintain patient and practice confidentiality at all times Qualifications: Relevant and Australian recognised medical degree. Current and appropriate registration with the Medical Board of Australia. Experience Requirement: At least 2 years of relevant experience as a GP. Ability to undergo the above tasks competently. Essential Skills and Requirements: Applied knowledge, skills, and experience as appropriate for the position. Satisfactory participation in quality improvement and continuing professional development to at least the same standards as the Royal Australian College of General Practice’s (RACGP) Quality Assurance and Continuing Professional Development (QA & CPD) Program. Permanent Resident or Australian Citizen (or temporary residents requiring sponsorship who have obtained the required English level and registration level). Great communication skills. Superior clinical decision-making in a busy work environment. Current First Aid or BLS certificate or willingness to obtain. Apply: If you satisfy the above, please apply without hesitation outlining why you are suitable. Email: Candidates will be considered for 4 weeks from the listing of this advert. Please note only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.
Tue, 04 Jun
Holbrook, 2644, NSW
Plant Operator
Applications closing on 17 June 2024, 12:00 PM Job TypeFull Time A Plant Operator position is currently vacant within Council’s Holbrook Road Construction crew. This position works with the Road Construction Ganger and a team of operators to deliver on minor and major capital works projects. The position offers versatility in operating plant and equipment and covers the Greater Hume Local Government region. For more information and to apply, follow this link. Click here to apply
Sun, 02 Jun
Holbrook, 2644, NSW
Customer Service Representative
"Console operator" : The ideal candidate will be well presented, good communication skills, problem solving, trust worthy & reliable. Duties vary but will consist primarily of - A commitment to customer service Daily cleaning between forecourt and inside the shop, Refilling of shop stock, Must be flexible to work over openings, closings, weekends and Public Holidays, Award rates: *We love commitment & longevity. Casual: approximately 30 hours Successful candidates must have full-time working rights in Australia without restrictions. To apply, please email your resumes to with Subject CSR-AF052024 or apply here.
Fri, 31 May
Henty, 2658, NSW
Holbrook Public School. Credit: Mark Jesser
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Holbrook Health Service. Credit: Leanne Bickley
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The Wiradjuri people's influence is evident in indigenous words and place names, such as Billabong Creek, a crucial food source for the region.

Hume and Hovell were among the first Europeans to explore the area in the early 1800s, journeying through Greater Hume. Scaling Table Top Mountain, they saw the lush grass and envisioned its grazing potential.

By 1835, 'squatters' settled in the fertile land, establishing pastoral runs. The region's history includes tales of bushrangers, like the notable Mad Dan Morgan. Morgan, an educated bushman, used various hiding spots, including Morgan's Lookout in Walla Walla.

From 1861, German families from South Australia settled in Jindera and Walla Walla.

Jindera Pioneer Museum. Credit: Matt Beaver Photography
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Recreation & Arts

Living in Greater Hume means embracing a picturesque rural setting at every turn - on your way to work, school, town, or the nearby regional hub. 

Residents wholeheartedly embrace the serene 'country' lifestyle, indulging in fishing, bushwalking, cycling, pony club activities, horseback riding, and local fitness centres.

Community sports like AFL and netball are popular, with summers for swimming and winters for snow skiing. Car aficionados enjoy enthusiast clubs and ample garage space for cars, boats, and hobby items. Life in Greater Hume is truly living life to the fullest.

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