Situated in western Victoria, the Wimmera Southern Mallee is a region well-known for its resilience, ‘can-do’ attitude and relaxed way of life.
Major developments in our region, including securing water supplies, overhauling infrastructure, and renewed government focus on regional Australia have all combined to make this one of the most exciting moments in the Wimmera Southern Mallee’s history.
Together with our beautiful natural assets, affordable housing, quality health care and education, and our strong community spirit, we really do have…everything you need.
Imagine your children or your pets running around in a large back yard. Imagine having room for a garden and a vegetable patch.
Importantly, imagine living only minutes away from your workplace, from schools and shops. Wimmera Southern Mallee residents have long enjoyed the benefits of a 5-minute commute to work. And those who live further away enjoy a beautifully scenic drive to work.
The Wimmera Southern Mallee generally has a dry, hot climate in summer, with mild days and cool nights in winter. Experiencing four distinct seasons, reflected not only in the weather but in the landscape. The region has recently come out of a long drought, and is now experiencing average or in some cases higher than average rainfall.
Temperatures can be high during the day in summer, averaging around 30 degrees but sometimes reaching as high as 44 degrees. Generally temperatures fall to under 10 degrees in the evening.
The population of the Wimmera Southern Mallee is over 50,000. The main population centre is Horsham, with smaller populations residing in Warracknabeal, Hopetoun, Minyip, Murtoa, Nhill, Dimboola, Natimuk, Kaniva, Edenhope, Stawell and St Arnaud.
Participating in sport is a very popular activity in the Wimmera Southern Mallee. Each community has a range of sports available, from football and netball through to tennis, cycling, volleyball, hockey, badminton and running just to name a few.
Whether you are a interested in group activities or solo adventures there is a lot to offer when it comes to getting out and active in the great outdoors. Bush walking, cycling, camping, fishing and enjoying the many rivers and lakes are all within easy reach.
Your social calendar will never be empty with the Wimmera Southern Mallee’s large selection of restaurants, productions, concerts, cinemas and local festivals. The newly redeveloped Horsham Town Hall complex provides world-class performance, visual arts and conferencing facilities and allows our community to enjoy the highest quality international, national and locally-produced events.