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
Phone: 03 5754 1166
Myrtleford Neighbourhood Centre
Phone: 03 5752 2775
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:
Phone: 03 5728 2386
Phone: 02 6027 1743
Chiltern Neighbourhood House
Phone: 03 57261405
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:
Phone: 02 6076 2176
Tallangatta Integrated Community Centre
Phone: 02 6071 5100
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
Phone: 03 5744 3911
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:
Phone: 03 5721 9175
Phone: 03 5721 3813
Phone: 03 5727 9548
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 Army Base
Phone: 02 6055 2137
Trudewind Rd Neighbourhood House
Phone: 02 6024 3950
Birallee Park Neighbourhood House
Phone: 02 6059 2590
Felltimber Community Centre
Phone: 02 6043 4550
Baranduda Community Centre
Phone: 02 6020 8643