Our region

Murray river
Region map

Our work and communities run along the beautiful Dhelkunya Yaluk or Murray River and into the centre of the state, in a diverse area covering almost 100,000 square kilometres of mountains, semideserts and vibrant regional cities.

Our estimated population is 660,000 and is projected to grow steadily for the next 10 years. With close to one third of all Victorian First Nations Peoples living in the region, we live and work on the lands of many different Traditional Owners and Aboriginal language groups, including Dja Dja Wurrung, Yorta Yorta, Wiradjuri and Millewa-Mallee.

We are home to some of the state’s biggest fruit and vegetable industries, which means that, in most years, we have large populations of seasonal workers. Our natural river and mountain resources generate significant numbers of visitors throughout the year, but particularly in summer and in the ski season. We have a generally ageing population, yet increasing numbers of both refugee communities and “tree-change” settlers from urban areas.

The Murray PHN catchment has multiple data collection boundaries including: 22 local government areas (LGAs), 73 Level 2 statistical areas (SA2), 13 Level 3 statistical areas (SA3), six Federal electoral boundaries and 169 postcodes. And to help guide our work, we have grouped our catchment into four main geographical regions: Central Victoria, Goulburn Valley, North East and North West Victoria.

Local government areas

Central Victoria Goulburn ValleyNorth East Victoria North West Victoria
City of Greater Bendigo
Gannawarra Shire
Loddon Shire
Macedon Ranges Shire
(to Woodend)
Mount Alexander Shire
Shire of Campaspe
City of Greater Shepparton
Shire of Mitchell
Shire of Moira
Shire of Murrindindi
Shire of Strathbogie
Alpine Shire
Benalla Rural City
City of Albury
City of Wodonga
Indigo Shire
Rural City of Wangaratta
Shire of Mansfield
Shire of Towong
Rural City of Mildura
Rural City of Swan Hill
Shire of Buloke

If you would like to locate search for a PHN by location or address, use the national PHN locator map.

Last Update: May 23rd, 2024