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Living and working in GP Jobs, Practice Nurse Jobs in Shepparton and the Goulburn Valley, VIC
No matter what sort of lifestyle you’re looking for, you can find it in the Shepparton and Goulburn Valley region of Victoria – about a two hour drive from Melbourne.
Located on the floodplain of the Goulburn River in northern Victoria, Shepparton is approximately 181 kilometres north-northeast of Melbourne. The surrounding Goulburn Valley region consists of the areas in the Goulburn River’s catchment. On the south it is bordered by the Great Dividing Range and to the north, by the Murray River which is also Victoria’s border with NSW.
The Goulburn Valley is often referred to as being the “food bowl” of Australia – it’s one of the nation’s most productive and intensely farmed areas. Agricultural industries such as fruit, cattle, sheep, dairy and grain production are major employers, with irrigation critical to both agricultural production and manufacturing. Fruit and vegetable processing and dairy processing are also major employers.
The estimated urban population of Shepparton, along with the neighbouring town of Mooroopna, is 49, 371. There are 26 primary schools and 6 secondary schools, both public and private to choose from. There are campuses of both La Trobe University and the University of Melbourne here. The city is well serviced with sporting and cultural facilities, including a concert hall and an art museum.
Healthcare Jobs and Medical Careers in Shepparton and the Goulburn Valley, VIC
Goulburn Valley Health is the main provider of healthcare services in the region, while there is also a private hospital in Shepparton. The health care and social assistance sector is responsible for the most employment in Shepparton, accounting for 15.8 per cent of all jobs.
The Murray Primary Health Network (PHN) supports health professionals in the region. Support networks for this region include indigenous, lung diseases, diabetes management, immunisation, mental health and alcohol and other drugs.
The median house price in Shepparton is more affordable than Melbourne at $260,000 while the average rent is $295 per week. At nearby Mooroopna the median house price is $213,000 and average weekly rent is $275.
Shepparton is approximately two hours by car from Melbourne via the Hume and Goulburn Valley Highways. From Sydney it is a 9 hour drive down the Hume Highway. Several V/Line trains and buses run each day linking Shepparton with Melbourne.
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