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City Spotlight: Moving to Mildura, Victoria or Wentworth New South Wales

City Spotlight: Moving to Mildura, Victoria or Wentworth New South Wales

Mildura, Victoria and Wentworth, New South Wales are two adjacent cities on the opposite sides of the Victoria and New South Wales border. They are located inland and also very close to South Australia. These two cities are growing in popularity and population. The combined population of these cities is over 50,000. They are both centrally located to Melbourne, Sydney, Adelaide, and the Murray River. If you are thinking about moving to either city in this Sunraysia region, read on to find out more about each city.

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Langtree Avenue in Mildura, Victoria Photo Credit: (Wikipedia) By Photograph by Longhair, CC BY 2.5, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=3006844

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Langtree Avenue in Mildura circa 1950 Photo Credit: Wikipedia

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Darling Street in Wentworth, New South Wales Photo Credit: (Wikipedia) By Mattinbgn – Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=7565040

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Wentworth Region Photo Credit: VisitWentworth.com.au

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Confluence of the Darling River with the Murray River Photo Credit: (Wikipedia) By Antonov14 – Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=2581459

Hiring a Truck in Mildura

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Mildura Truck Hire Map Photo Credit: BudgetTrucks.com.au

If you decide to move to Mildura or move to Wentworth, you can hire or return your rental truck at Budget Australia’s Mildura location. Hiring a moving truck or moving van on your own helps make your move budget friendly and convenient. There are always special offers and deals available that make hiring your own moving truck affordable and easy. Budget Australia offers different size trucks and vans and also helps with moving tips, moving supplies, and the friendly expertise of our staff. When moving to this area, you can familiarise yourself with things to do with a little help from our sister site Budget Australia Rent a Car’s Travel Tips Blog posts from this region:

Mad Max Museum in the NSW Outback

The Murray River Region

The Coorang

Darling River Run in NSW

Mildura Industry and Culture

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Mildura Grape Vines Photo Credit: Wikipedia

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Mildura Paddlesteamers Photo Credit: (Wikipedia) By Photograph by Longhair, CC BY 2.5, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=3006985

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Mildura Map Photo Credit: Google Maps

Mildura is the largest urban centre with its central business district close to the banks of the Murray River. The main industry for the city is largely horticultural. Its products include grapes, citrus, almonds, and dried fruit. Mildura is responsible for supplying 80% of the grapes for the entire state of Victoria. There is a large tourism industry in Mildura; however 30% of all tourism is due to domestic tourism. Since Mildura is situated on the Murray River, it plays a large part in the industry, transportation, and tourism for the local economy. Mildura’s culture has been fueled by artists and creative residents who have helped grow and nurture a community of artists and musicians. Mildura hosts annual festivals and events like the Mildura Country Music Festival, the International Balloon Fiesta, the Jazz Food & Wine Festival, Mildura Wentworth Arts Festival, the Murray River International Music Festival, Mildura Writers Festival, Mildura Palimpsest, and the Mildura Show. The top industries and employers in Mildura are in the retail sector, agriculture, forestry, and fishing, manufacturing, health and community services, and education.

Mildura Climate

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Mildura Climate Photo Credit: Wikipedia.com

Mildura’s climate is semi-arid with differing seasons, hot summers, and cool winters. Average high temperatures in the summer range between 30°C and 32°C. Average low temperatures during the winter months range from 4°C to 5°C. Mildura receives 282 mm of precipitation a year with an average of 72 rainy days.

Wentworth

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Wentworth, NSW Roadside Sculpture Photo Credit: (Wikipedia) By Conollyb at the English language Wikipedia, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=7564989

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Semi-arid countryside, roadside rest stop terrain in Wentworth Photo Credit: (Wikipedia) By Conollyb at English Wikipedia, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=7564990

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Wentworth Paddle steamers Photo Credit: VisitNSW.com

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Wentworth Map Photo Credit: Google Maps

Wentworth is a small town in New South Wales, but it lies at the confluence of the two most important rivers in Australia, the Darling River and the Murray River. The Murray River lines the border between New South Wales and Victoria. The town is named after the famous explorer and politician William Charles Wentworth. The industry is similar to that of Mildura, but Wentworth is also an important tourist destination and considered the gateway to the outback.

Wentworth Highlights

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Wentworth Photo Credit: VisitNSW.com

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Colonial Wentworth Photo Credit: VisitNSW.com

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Mungo National Park in Wentworth Photo Credit: VisitNSW.com

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Wentworth River Activities Photo Credit: VisitNSW.com

Wentworth was founded in the 1850’s. It is known as the gateway to the outback but also has its place as a bustling inland river port. There is a rich history of river boats dating back to colonial times.In fact, it is the busiest inland river port in New South Wales and has held that title since the 1870’s. Many colonial era buildings are still standing and are a reminder of the town’s connection with the past. The Old Gaol and the Customs House are among these old buildings still representing the days of old in Wentworth. The Wentworth Pioneer Museum houses over 3,000 exhibits and includes fossilised remains of animals from Australia’s ancient history from more than 20,000 years ago. Wentworth is also a base of operations for many tours into Mungo National Park. Other places of interest in and around Wentworth include Old Wentworth Wharf, Wentworth and District Sporting Club, Lock 10 and Weir, St Ignatius Convent School, Junction Park, Sturt’s Tree Wentworth Caravan Park, Thegoa Lagoon, Perry Sand-Dunes, St John’s Anglican Church, Fotherby Park, Court House, Pioneer World, Lake Nearie Nature Reserve, and Scotia Sanctuary.

Wentworth Climate

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Wentworth Climate Photo Credit: Wikipedia

Even though Wentworth is considered a sister city to Mildura and is only 34 km away, it has a slightly different climate but the temperatures are very similar. The climate is a Mediterranean climate. Wentworth has hot summers and mild winters. The average high temperature in summer is between 31°C and 33°C. In the winter months, the average low temps dip to 5°C and 6°C. The average precipitation for the year is 286 mm with an average of 59 rainy days.

Tips for Moving to Mildura, Victoria or Wentworth, New South Wales or any City in Australia

These are some general moving tips and advice if you are moving to any city in Australia. The important thing is to plan ahead, get organised, and don’t wait for the last minute when you are moving.

  • Make sure your passport is valid and up-to-date. Obtain a visa if you are going to need one.
  • Get an international free email address so that you will be able to keep in touch. Checkout Gmail, Yahoo, or Hotmail.
  • Connect with a relocation agent to help you find a job and a place to live.
  • Start going through your clothing and other belongings to see what you can sell or giveaway before it’s time to pack.
  • If you are moving from another country, check the compatibility of your appliances. Australia uses voltage 220-240 volts.
  • Start to inventory the items you are taking and see if you have receipts for those items.
  • Start getting quotes for renting a moving truck or hiring a moving company and decide which one is best for you.
  • Ask about the cost marine insurance. This is based on the value of the things you are taking.
  • Take pictures of everything you are moving, especially the more expensive items to keep a record for insurance purposes.
  • Make a checklist and a calendar and stick to them.

Here are some other city spotlights we have covered for other cities in Australia:

City spotlights in Queensland: Brisbane, Toowoomba, Cairns, Townsville, Sunshine Coast, Gold Coast, Mackay, Rockhampton, and Bundaberg.

City spotlights in New South Wales: Sydney, Wollongong, Maitland, Newcastle, Tweed Heads,  Coffs Harbour, and the Twin Cities of Albury, New South Wales  and Wodonga, Victoria, or Wagga Wagga.

City spotlights in Victoria: Melbourne, Geelong, Ballarat, Bendigo, and the Twin Cities of Albury, New South Wales and Wodonga, Victoria

City Spotlight: Canberra, ACT

City Spotlight: Perth, Western Australia, Bunbury, Western Australia

City Spotlight: Adelaide, South Australia

City Spotlight: Darwin, Northern Territory

City Spotlight Alice Spring, Northern Territory

City Spotlight: Hobart, Tasmania, City Spotlight Launceston, Tasmania

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