Why Choose Mildura

Mildura is one of Australia’s fastest growing inland centres. It offers a welcoming environment for you to learn and work in. Visit the wineries, orchards, flower gardens or take a ride down the ‘mighty’ Murray River.

Mildura is six hours north of Melbourne (550 kilometres), on the edge of Australia’s famous outback desert. The region enjoys a pleasant Mediterranean climate, great natural beauty and a rich local history.

Mildura is a busy region with a variety of industries, from agriculture to engineering and computer technology. With about 50,000 residents, it has excellent educational, sporting and community facilities and offers a lower cost of living than larger cities. There are a number of local tertiary education campuses to choose from which welcome students from around the world.


  • Lower cost of living - housing and rent
  • Housing availability
  • Purpose built SuniTAFE student accommodation
  • Food availability

Reliable public transport

  • 1 hour flight from Melbourne (550kms)
  • Bus & train from Melbourne alternative
  • Easy to get around
  • Taxis & buses
  • Walking distance

Safe & welcoming community

  • Smaller regional community
  • Fastest growing inland centre
  • Friendly multicultural community
  • Inclusive, safe and welcoming
  • Opportunities to be involved in community groups

Food & wine

  • Slow Food Mildura organisation
  • Farmers’ & community markets
  • Restaurants & take away options
  • Great coffee and cafes
  • Local fruit growing farms, vineyards & wineries

Recreation, Arts & Culture


  • The Mildura region receives the highest average sunshine hours in Victoria
  • Average annual maximum temperature of 24°C
  • Average winter maximum temperature of 16°C


  • Plenty of opportunity for hospitality/retail/tourism or horticulture/agriculture related work.


  • 2 x hospitals
  • Vast array of health and allied health services
  • Unpolluted
  • Relaxing atmosphere
  • Wide tree-lined streets and many parks and gardens