Why a Country Change?

Firstly, why the Riverina?

A snapshot of the region…

Download the Riverina Regional Profile and browse the Riverina Investment Profile to learn more about the Riverina Region.

Diverse lands

The Riverina region covers a total of 80,545 sq km, covering 14 local government areas and extending from the foothills of the Snowy Mountains in the east to the open plains of Hay and Carrathool in the west. The Murrumbidgee River flows through the region, and delivers water to the irrigation areas around Griffith and Leeton.

Major cities on your doorstep

The regional city of Wagga Wagga is positioned on the main Sydney-Melbourne railway line, and the Hume Highway runs through the eastern part of the region. It is half way between Sydney and Melbourne and only 2 hours from Canberra.

Vibrant and growing economies

With an economy based on agricultural production, food and beverage manufacturing, and wood processing, the region is well connected logistically for access to markets throughout Australia and overseas. Total value-added generated by the regional economy (GRP) is $8.73 billion, with a total value of output of $20 billion.

Well-supported social structures

The region has a range of social infrastructures such as health and education services. The defence industry also makes a contribution to the regional economy via the training facilities at Kapooka (army) and Forest Hill (air force), and there is a campus of Charles Sturt University at Wagga Wagga. Deakin University also maintains a presence in the region via their Cloud Campus.

It’s growing at a sustainable rate

The population of 165,883 (ABS, Census 2016, Place of usual residence population) is concentrated in the cities of Wagga Wagga (62,383) and Griffith (25,635), with both centres offering numerous retail and other professional and social services. The region also has a large number of smaller towns and villages offered a wide range of residential opportunities.

Moving to the country is fast becoming the dream of urbanites tired of high mortgage prices, poor job prospects, crime and that hectic big city lifestyle. When you’ve had enough, make your move to the country lifestyle and convenience of the Riverina. A tree change in NSW’s Riverina region offers both peaceful, spacious rural townships and vibrant regional hubs teeming with great jobs, homes, culture and lifestyle.

Moving to a Better Career

With exceptional career and business openings available across the region, the Riverina offers diverse and challenging opportunities, without all the stress of the rat race. View some Riverina Jobs to see how far moving to the country can take you!

Moving to a Country Home

Take advantage of the Riverina’s highly affordable, spacious family homes and lower cost of living; get ahead and enjoy the freedom from mortgage stress.

Moving to a Better Future

With low crime, quality infrastructure and health care, the Riverina ticks all the boxes for long term growth.  The Riverina offers excellent educational options including a highly regarded university, TAFEs and quality public and private schooling options.  Moving to the country could be the best thing you do for your family’s future.

Moving to Affordable Country Living

Finally, get ahead with your finances by enjoying a lower cost of living while earning a competitive salary.  Finally, afford the lifestyle you want, while building your financial future.

Moving to Quality Family Time

Step away from the video games because the Riverina’s many sporting, social, arts and cultural attractions will keep the whole family entertained!  Galleries, wineries, museums, performing arts or just dinner, a movie or a footy game, the Riverina region is home to a rich and diverse array of dining, sporting, arts and cultural venues and events. Moving to the Riverina region means moving to great outdoors, beautiful countryside, river activities, and it’s all just a magnificent national park and the Kosciusko ski fields away from the ACT.

Moving to the Country Lifestyle, with City Convenience

The Riverina is home to two of New South Wales’ seven Evocities – regional hubs that tick all the boxes for convenience, lifestyle, culture, infrastructure and outstanding potential for growth. With Wagga Wagga, Australia’s largest inland city, and border city Albury part of the Riverina Region, city convenience is never far away.

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