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Coastal living, mountain living and everything in between is on offer in regional Victoria where the cost of living is cheaper and the pace of life is less hectic than the big city.
The state of Victoria spans 237,639 square kilometres. It is Australia’s most densely populated state, and the second-most populous state overall, with a population of around 6 million.
Outside the capital of Melbourne, the next largest cities are Geelong, Bendigo, and Ballarat – all with quite large populations of more than 100,000 people. These cities are thriving metropolitan areas in their own right offering the same cosmopolitan aspects of major cities with reduced commute times and lower property prices. This includes good schools, universities, cultural experiences, good food and wine, and top quality sporting facilities.
Other smaller towns around the state also offer unique lifestyle opportunities and a change of pace.
Victoria’s economy has recently recorded 3.3 per cent growth which is higher than the decade average. It is also recording Australia’s strongest annual population growth. Regional Victoria has a diverse economy with agriculture, tourism, manufacturing, retail and healthcare among its top employers.
Healthcare Jobs and Medical Careers in Regional VIC
Regional Victoria’s health system has had significant state government investment in the form of a brand new $1.1 billion hospital in Bendigo that opened this year. A $200 million Regional Health Infrastructure Fund was announced last year to fund projects in rural and regional hospitals.
Healthcare professionals in regional Victoria are supported by several primary health networks (PHNs). Support networks exist for various health care needs including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health, diabetes, lung diseases, mental health, immunisation, aged care, disability services and alcohol and other drugs.
Regional Victoria has more affordable housing than Melbourne. For example, median house prices in Horsham in the Grampians region are $245,000 and you can rent there for around $260 a week, while in Shepparton in the Goulburn Valley the median house price is $260,000 and rent is an average of $275 a week.
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