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City Spotlight: Moving to Mooroopna or Shepparton in Victoria

City Spotlight: Moving to Mooroopna or Shepparton in Victoria

The cities of Mooroopna and Shepparton in Victoria are usually referred to together as a unit. They are located about a 2 hour drive north of Melbourne and a little over 150 km. In the 2011 census, the combined population of the two cities was at 60,450. The two towns are opposite each other. Mooroopna is on the banks of the Goulburn River and Shepparton is in the floodplain of the Goulburn River. The Midland Highway joins the two towns which are separated by the river. Mooroopna is more residential and Shepparton has the Central Business District and is more urban. Mooroopna is considered a suburb of Shepparton.


Shepparton Photo Credit:


Shepparton Photo Credit: Wikipedia

Mooroopna and Shepparton Industry


Mooroopna Railway Station Photo Credit: (Wikipedia) GFDL,

If you are moving to the Shepparton area for work, chances are it is for the popular industries or top employers here: retail, healthcare, manufacturing, agriculture, or education. Originally the industry focused on processing grains and fruit. Shepparton is now an agricultural manufacturing centre. The Goulburn Valley irrigation system there is one of the largest centres of irrigation in Australia.

About Mooroopna


McLennan St. the main street in Mooroopna Photo Credit: (Wikipedia) By Mattinbgn – Own work, CC BY 3.0,

Mooroopna is residential with plenty of parks and gardens. There are some factories and is also family friendly. There are plenty of child care centres, preschools, and primary schools. There is plenty of community and cultural aspects in the city including free library, public meeting rooms, a performing arts centre, playgrounds and a Kidstown, which offers a fun day out for kids.

About Shepparton


Maude Street Mall in Shepparton Photo Credit: (Wikipedia) By Mattinbgn – Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0,


Wyndam Street in Shepparton 1908. Photo Credit: Wikipedia

Shepparton began as a sheep station in the 1840’s but experienced a great deal of growth and transformation. Now it is a major manufacturing centre and has one of the largest irrigation systems in all of Australia. The City of Greater Shepparton includes surrounding towns, or suburbs. In addition to Mooroopna, the other towns are Tatura, Merrigum, Murchison, Dookie, Toolamba, and Grahamvale.

Shepparton and Mooroopna Climate


Shepparton and Mooroopna Climate Photo Credit: Wikipedia

Shepparton’s climate is a semi-arid one. That means it has hot summers and cold winters. The average high temperatures in summer reach between 28 °C and 31 °C. In the winter months, the average low temperatures dip to ranges between 12 °C and 15 °C. It is not very rainy or humid in this region. There is an average of only 98 rainy days per year and the average humidity is 46%.

Hiring a Moving Truck for Moving to Mooroopna or Shepparton


Shepparton and Mooroopna Map Photo Credit: Google Maps


Bendigo Car Hire Map Photo Credit:

The closest car hire location to Shepparton is Bendigo. Bendigo is just an hour ½ from Shepparton. 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:

Things to Do in Melbourne

Free Things To Do in Melbourne

Free Things To Do Near Melbourne

Melbourne with Kids

Refresh and Relax on the Mornington Peninsula

5 Stops on the Great Ocean Road

The Great Ocean Road – Road Trip

Road Trip: Sydney to Melbourne

Escape to the Countryside South Yarra Valley and the Dandenong Ranges

Outdoor Rock Pools in Melbourne

Outdoor Pools and Baths in Melbourne

Foodie Tours in Melbourne

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, Wentworth, 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, or Mildura 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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