ABOUT THE UPPER MURRAY REGION

Upper Murray Region (UMR) is located predominantly in the DHHS Ovens Murray Area, and also incorporates part of Moira Local Government Area (LGA), located in DHHS Goulburn Area. 

 

The full map of the DHHS Areas can be found here.

UMR covers six Local Government Areas:

  • Alpine Shire Council

  • Indigo Shire Council

  • Towong Shire Council

  • City of Wodonga

  • Rural City of Wangaratta

  • Moira Shire Council (part)

Find out about the UMRNHN Working with Local Government Strategy here.

ALPINE SHIRE COUNCIL

The Alpine Shire is a regional community with three major townships of Bright, Mount Beauty and Myrtleford, located in the two major river valleys, the Ovens and Kiewa valleys. The Shire's economy is based on tourism, forestry and agriculture.

 

For more information regarding the Alpine Shire, click here.

Neighbourhood Houses in Alpine Shire:

Mt Beauty Neighbourhood Centre

Mt Beauty 

Phone: 03 5754 1166

Email: info@mountbeauty.org.au

Myrtleford Neighbourhood Centre

Myrtleford

Phone: 03 5752 2775

Email: themnc@people.net.au

INDIGO SHIRE COUNCIL

The Shire of Indigo has a population of around 16,000, and includes the towns of Beechworth, Chiltern, Rutherglen and Yackandandah. The shire's economy is based on value-adding to local primary produce of the region and service provision, including tourism.

For more information about the Indigo Shire click here.

Neighbourhood Houses in Indigo Shire:

Quercus Beechworth

Beechworth

Phone: 03 5728 2386

Email: manager@quercusbeechworth.com.au

Yackandandah Community Centre

Yackandandah

Phone: 02 6027 1743

Email: manager@ycc.org.au

Chiltern Neighbourhood House

Chiltern

Phone: 03 57261405

Email: m.murphy@inh.org.au

TOWONG SHIRE COUNCIL

Towong Shire is a pristine rural and relatively unpopulated area. The economy of the shire is based around primary production, particularly agriculture and forestry. There are many small towns in the municipality, including Corryong and Tallangatta, that service these industries.

 

For more information regarding the Towong Shire, click here.

Neighbourhood Houses in Towong Shire:

Corryong Neighbourhood Centre

Corryong 

Phone: 02 6076 2176

Email: sara@corryongnc.org

Tallangatta Integrated Community Centre

Tallangatta 

Phone: 02 6071 5100

Email: Lou.Newman@towong.vic.gov.au

MOIRA SHIRE COUNCIL

Moira Shire is bounded by the Murray, Goulburn and Ovens Rivers. The shire's economic base is provided through primary industries. The region is a major fruit, dairying and beef district with growing tourism and manufacturing sectors. It is a popular holiday and retirement area, incorporating a large part of the Murray Valley.

For more information regarding the Moira Shire, click here.

UMRNHN Neighbourhood Houses in Moira Shire:

Yarrawonga Neighbourhood House

Yarrawonga 

Phone: 03 5744 3911

Email: manager@ynh.org.au

Other Moira Neighbourhood Houses are included in the GNEACC Network.

RURAL CITY OF WANGARATTA

Wangaratta is a manufacturing and commercial centre in north-east Victoria. The rural city's traditional strengths of clothing and textile production has been supplemented in recent years by the manufacturing of wine and wood products.

Wangaratta is the municipality's largest urban centre, with approximately 18,000 residents. The region includes wineries, gourmet food, historic legends, cultural heritage and access to numerous State and National Parks. The outdoors are also a focus for popular leisure activities in the region.

For more information regarding Rural City of Wangaratta, click here.

Neighbourhood Houses in Rural City of Wangaratta:

Open Door Neighbourhood House

Yarrunga, Wangaratta 

Phone: 03 5721 9175

Email: coordinator@opendoornh.org.au

Pangerang Community House

Central Wangaratta 

Phone: 03 5721 3813

Email: coordinator@pangerang.org.au

King Valley Learning Exchange

Moyhu 

Phone: 03 5727 9548

Email: kvle@people.net.au

CITY OF WODONGA

Wodonga is the twin city to Albury in New South Wales. The cities together form a major growth centre which services a wide rural hinterland in both Victoria and New South Wales. Wodonga's major residential growth complements Albury's retail and commercial focus. The main industry is food manufacturing, and together with retail trade, these two areas are the region's largest employers.

 

For more information regarding the City of Wodonga, click here.

Neighbourhood Houses in City of Wodonga are:

Bandiana Neighbourhood House

Bandiana Army Base 

Phone: 02 6055 2137

Email: bandihouseinc@gmail.com

Trudewind Rd Neighbourhood House

Wodonga 

Phone: 02 6024 3950

Email: trudewind@bigpond.com

Birallee Park Neighbourhood House

West Wodonga

Phone: 02 6059 2590

Email: birhouse@bigpond.net.au

Felltimber Community Centre

West Wodonga

Phone: 02 6043 4550

Email: cfelltimber@wodonga.vic.gov.au

Baranduda Community Centre

Baranduda

Phone: 02 6020 8643

Email: cbaranduda@wodonga.vic.gov.au

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