• State
  • Region Size
    61733.15 (Sq Kms)
  • Population
  • Largest Regional City
    Wagga Wagga
  • No. of Jobs
  • Median Weekly Household Mortgage
  • Median Weekly Household Rent
  • Region is known for
    Rich agricultural heritage & tranquil communities
Data Source: Based on Australian Bureau of Statistics data


The Riverina is an idyllic agricultural region extending from the foothills of the Snowy Mountains north to the flat dry inland plains of Hay and Carrathool. With its charming towns and stunning natural landscapes, the Riverina offers a tranquil lifestyle. Embrace the slower rhythm of life, surrounded by rolling vineyards, fertile farmlands, and the winding Murrumbidgee River. Experience a close-knit community, thriving local produce, and a range of outdoor activities. From the vibrant city of Wagga Wagga to the quaint villages dotted throughout, the Riverina offers something for everyone.


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

  • 152,193
    Estimated resident population (no.)
  • 38
    Median age - persons (years)
  • 93,976
    Working age population (aged 15-64 years) (no.)
  • 10,126
    Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples (no.)
  • 18,057
    Persons born overseas (no.)
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From small locally owned businesses to larger operations, industries in Riverina form an important part of the community.

  • 15,872
    Total number of businesses

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

  • 124,130
    Number of jobs (no.)
  • 783
    Median weekly personal income ($)
  • 15,872
    Total number of businesses

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

  • 59,069
    Total households (no.)
  • 2.6
    Average household size (no. of persons)
  • 954
    Median equivalised total household income (weekly) ($)
  • 1,387
    Median monthly household mortgage payment ($)
  • 270
    Median weekly household rental payment ($)

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

  • 17
    Number of Hospitals
  • 6
    Number of Airports
  • 1
    Number of Universities
Moving to Riverina
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Experience a lifestyle that prioritises work-life balance and a strong sense of community. In the Riverina, you’ll discover a wide range of opportunities for outdoor activities, such as hiking, fishing, and exploring the stunning natural landscapes. Enjoy the benefits of a close-knit community, where neighbours become friends, and local events and festivals foster a sense of belonging. This region strikes a harmonious balance between fulfilling careers and quality time spent with family in a relaxed, welcoming environment.

Living in Riverina


Diverse opportunities

With fishing, agriculture, forestry, healthcare, social assistance, manufacturing, retail, and education and training playing vital roles in the economy, the Riverina region offers employment options to suit a wide range of skill sets. The healthcare and social assistance sector, employing nearly 12,000 individuals, stands as the largest employer, followed closely by the agriculture, forestry, and fishing industry, which provides opportunities for over 10,000 people. These industries contribute significantly to the region’s thriving economy, and offer you endless opportunities for exciting, challenging, and meaningful career paths.

Best Towns to Live in Riverina
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Enriched learning

The Riverina region provides excellent education opportunities for students of all ages. Choose from a range of high-quality schools, where dedicated teachers are part of the same community, ensuring a personal investment in your child’s education. The region is also home to three university campuses, including Charles Sturt University, as well as 18 TAFE campuses. Additional learning options, such as Riverina Community College, Country Universities Centre – Riverina, and Western Riverina Community College, ensure continued education and skill development beyond the school years. The RAAF Base Forest Hill and Kapooka Army Base contribute to the region’s commitment to building skills and fostering enriched learning opportunities within the Riverina communities.

Towns of Riverina

The Riverina offers a diverse range of living options. From larger centres like Albury, and Wagga Wagga, boasting excellent shopping and dining, and a strong sense of community to smaller towns like Griffith, Leeton, and Narrandera offering a relaxed lifestyle, surrounded by picturesque landscapes, vineyards, and agricultural heritage.

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