Economy

The Loddon Valley has all the space you need to grow your business, build your career, invest in something new, or just create your perfect lifestyle – all within an easy drive of Victoria’s major regional centres.

With a wide range of agricultural industries represented in the region, including dairy, horticulture, viticulture, cropping, lamb and intensive poultry and piggeries, the Loddon Valley has broad appeal as an agricultural destination.

The Loddon Shire in northern Victoria is the largest and most diverse municipality within Victoria’s Foodbowl. The region is approximately 200km north of Melbourne, and its proximity to major centres such as Bendigo, Kerang and Echuca allows residents to enjoy a rural lifestyle without compromising on amenity.

The Loddon Valley is predominantly rural, with its population spread among a number of towns and rural areas. The Loddon Valley’s economy is characterised by agricultural production, with most of the local labour force employed in this industry.

Employers in the Loddon Valley include:

  • Laucke Flour Mills
  • Hazeldene’s Chicken Farm
  • Boundary Bend Olives and
  • Water Wheel Vineyards, among others

Economic profile

Loddon Shire's economic profile presents economic information that enables you to describe the area's role within the broader economy, explore options for economic development and promote the area's strengths. The information presented is derived from official sources of information (Australian Bureau of Statistics) as well as Australia's leading economic modellers.