Murray East

  • State

  • Region Size

    433 (Sq Kms)
  • Population

  • Largest Regional City

  • No. of Jobs

  • Median Weekly Household Mortgage

  • Median Weekly Household Rent

  • Region is known for

    Historic towns and wineries
Data Source: Based on Australian Bureau of Statistics data

Map of Towns in Murray East

Discover Murray East

Experience this spectacular area with so much to offer, including stunning landscapes, historic towns, and a friendly community. The region is defined by the beauty of the Murray River, historic towns, exquisite wines, and its welcoming community. The region has something for everyone, and with a range of job opportunities available, you can find a fulfilling career while enjoying a high quality of life in Murray East.


People are the heart of all communities. Get a picture of Murray East by understanding the people who live there.

  • 43,183

    Estimated resident population (no.)

  • 37

    Median age - persons (years)

  • 26,892

    Working age population (aged 15-64 years) (no.)

  • 1,479

    Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples (no.)

  • 4,910

    Persons born overseas (no.)

Murray East Adelaide Hills Population Statistics

From small locally owned businesses to larger operations, industries in Murray East form an important part of the community.

  • 3,232

    Total number of businesses


A move to more means creating a better life for yourself. Gain insight into the job market in Murray East to assist in your decision-making.

  • 33,009

    Number of jobs (no.)

  • 805

    Median weekly personal income ($)

  • 3,232

    Total number of businesses


Discover the household make-up of those already living in Murray East to help you decide if this is the right region for you.

  • 17,094

    Total households (no.)

  • 2.5

    Average household size (no. of persons)

  • 972

    Median equivalised total household income (weekly) ($)

  • 1,473

    Median monthly household mortgage payment ($)

  • 290

    Median weekly household rental payment ($)


Have confidence that Murray East has the services you need to support your lifestyle. This is a vital step in your decision to move to more.

  • 9

    Number of Hospitals

  • 1

    Number of Airports

  • 1

    Number of Universities

Moving to Murray East


Chance to thrive

Education is at the heart of this vibrant community. Rutherglen boasts excellent schooling, including Rutherglen Primary School, St. Mary’s Primary School, and Rutherglen High School, ensuring a bright future for young minds. The Murray East region also offers a variety of job opportunities. The towns and surrounding areas have a thriving agricultural sector, including wineries and farms. There are also opportunities in tourism, hospitality, education, and other service industries. The region’s proximity to the major transportation route, the Hume Highway, provides additional employment prospects. Whether you’re looking to work in a vineyard, a local business, or pursue a career in education, you’ll find opportunities in this vibrant region.

Living in Murray East


Life on The Murray

The Murray River begins near Corryong in the Snowy Mountains. As it flows from the mountains, it passes through a large lake called Lake Hume, which is a popular place for water activities. It then goes through fertile land and acts as a border between states, dividing twin towns like Albury Wodonga, Corowa, and Rutherglen. During this stretch of about 400 kilometres, the riverbanks become shallow, and there are wetlands filled with birds, as well as wineries and farms. Murray East is a food lover’s paradise, offering tasty local produce such as lamb, honey, Murray cod, cherries, nuts, and preserves. The region boasts beautiful weather throughout the year, making it ideal for outdoor adventures with your family.

Towns of Murray East

Explore Murray East, a region with different towns each offering something special. Albury Wodonga is where Hume Highway meets the Murray, surrounded by beautiful parks. Greater Hume has Wodonga, a town with riverfront living and Rutherglen charms with its historic streets, famous wines, and delicious local food.

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