Economic Profile

Moira Shire’s municipal region (map) comprises the major centres of Cobram, Nathalia, Numurkah and Yarrawonga, as well as 18 smaller towns and communities. It is a vibrant and progressive place in which to live, work and invest. Moira Shire is strategically positioned two and a half hour’s drive from Melbourne and close to other regional centres such as Shepparton, Wangaratta, Echuca-Moama and Albury-Wodonga, in north-central Victoria.

The economic strengths of the Moira Shire include intensive irrigated agricultural production, associated food processing industries and tourism. The Shire is home to a variety of agricultural industries including horticulture, cereal, oilseed, livestock and dairy production. Agricultural land use accounts for approximately 71 per cent of the total land area, currently divided equally between irrigated and dry-land production. The food processing sector, comprising principally dairy products and meat processing, is the largest sector based on output in the Moira Shire. Food processing also includes significant output in oils and fats, fruit and vegetable products, wine and other food products.

This website presents economic and demographic insights for the Moira Shire. For further information and assistance in relation to business and investment please contact Moira Shire Council’s Economic Development team.