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Temora: Small town, big heart

What it’s really like living in ‘The Friendliest Town’   Proclaimed ‘The Friendliest Town in NSW’ in 2005 by Pat Shiel, Editor of Column 8 in the Sydney Morning Herald, Temora Shire has continued to live up to the legend - so much so that the story of how it happened is almost inscribed in local folklore 14 years on. This well-deserved title was bestowed upon Temora...

Find a greater life in Greater Hume

7 ‘Greater’ reasons to make a Country Change this year Education options, jobs, business opportunities, red-tape reduction for startups, and less mortgage stress, all within an easy drive to the conveniences of two major regional cities. So where is Greater Hume? This Shire is conveniently located between New South Wales’ two biggest inland regional cities, Wagga Wagga and Albury, in the southern Riverina region. The Shire...

Dream big. Plan smart. Why Griffith businesses are set for success

Boredom in the country - not an option Why Griffith is the place for business growth and beauty We have a myth to dispel and it may shock you. Country life is far from boring. In fact, if you choose it, your life and career, could get a ‘big buzz’ injection. So let us introduce you to Griffith.   Griffith is a thriving regional city in the Murrumbidgee Irrigation...

Lockhart is open for business!

Why now is the perfect time to do business in the country. If you’ve been looking for the perfect time and place to launch your business idea, it’s time to take a closer look at Lockhart Shire. The Shire consists of the township of Lockhart, and the smaller villages of The Rock, Yerong Creek, Pleasant Hills and Milbrulong. Nestled comfortably between Wagga Wagga and the twin...

Coolamon Shire: The Best of Both Worlds

Are you a wannabe Country-changer? Maybe you’ve been doing the research about making a Country Change, but you’re not quite ready to give up your city creature comforts just yet? Well, while you’re slugging away on your city mortgage, let us open the door to a place where the home loan repayments are less than half that of Sydneysiders’ (and no, it’s not somewhere over...

Country Change Expo: It’s time to register and get to know your future town!

In its second year, the Country Change Expo is all about locals showcasing their community and welcoming you for a weekend of hospitality and adventure. This year, Cootamundra is opening their doors to host the event in conjunction with their local country show, a true local experience! There will be council staff, estate agents, employers and other residents from the shires of Cootamundra-Gundagai, Coolamon, Junee and Temora...

EXPO-2018

Are you ready to make the ultimate Country Change? IT’S TIME [embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hSidUYDZFD4#action=share[/embed] Making a Country Change is a dream for many people sick of the city rat race. But it isn’t an easy decision is it? There’s a lot to consider. Things like, ‘What will I do for work? What are the schools like? Will we fit in?’ These are perfectly normal and important questions to ask. Recognising that people need support...

Country Change 2017 Survey Results

Your Top Motivations and Concerns Revealed! In the lead up to last year’s Country Change Expo we sent out a survey to get a better understanding of the needs of potential country changers. This data has helped us provide people with the right kind of information they need to decide whether it’s time to make the move. So if you participated in last year’s survey - thank you! The results of...

Looking for a job in the Riverina?

We understand that finding a job is one of the most important factors in relocating to a new region. It is because we understand this that we have launched Jobs Riverina. Jobs Riverina (www.jobsriverina.com.au) is a one-stop-portal allowing job seekers to easily find work opportunities and apply online for jobs in the Riverina Region. The Riverina is a great place to live, work and play. Jobs...

What is the real cost of your home?

It’s no secret that the cost of living in metro areas is at least double the cost of living in regional Australia - sometimes more. But it’s not until after people make their country change that they realise city life was costing them far more than just money. Do you need to work long hours to barely afford your modest home? Is work taking...