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New Resident - Latrobe Visitor Information Centre, Latrobe Valley, Central Gippsland, Victoria, Australia
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Whether you have recently moved to Latrobe Valley or are contemplating living in our region, the below information will make your transition a smooth one. 

Situated in the centre of Gippsland, Latrobe City (Latrobe Valley) is recognised as one of Victoria’s four regional centres, along with Ballarat, Bendigo and Geelong, the only city located in the eastern part of Victoria.

Latrobe Valley is located 90 minutes (150kms) from the outskirts of Melbourne with a population of over 76,000 residents. V/Line runs an hourly rail services between Melbourne and Traralgon. Latrobe Valley boasts all of the recreational and cultural facilities of a large diverse regional centre with the added benefit of being nestled amongst some of the best tourist attractions in Victoria. 

Latrobe Valley encompasses four major towns of Moe, Morwell, Traralgon and Churchill as well as the outer lying townships of Boolarra, Glengarry, Newborough, Traralgon South, Toongabbie, Tyers, Yallourn North and Yinnar.

Historically, brown coal electricity generation has been the backbone of the local economy but the economy has diversified to include a range of industries including forestry and paper, manufacturing, agribusiness, retail, hospitality, aviation, health and education. Latrobe Valley is now home to Australia’s largest yoghurt manufacturing facility, Federation University, Latrobe Regional Hospital, the largest pulp and paper manufacturer in Australia, and the only commercial aircraft manufacturing facility in Australia.

Latrobe has nature based attractions including Morwell National Park, rail trails and gardens; water and recreational facilities where people can enjoy water skiing and sailing at Hazelwood Pondage and Lake Narracan; arts and culture at one of the twelve art galleries and studios, in addition to locally produced food and award wining wines.

We are one of the most economically diverse municipalities in Victoria with local industries generating over $3.7 billion in Gross Regional Product and $8.8 billion in annual economic output. The combination of major employers, the City’s regional significance, and affordable housing make Latrobe Valley a centre of opportunity for both businesses and families.

Latrobe Valley hosts many national and international sporting events such as the Victorian Junior Tennis Championships and International Championships, the Latrobe City Pro Am and the Waterski Championships. Other highlights of the event calendar include the annual Latrobe Spring Racing Carnival and the prestigious Moe Cup, the Sister Cities Festival and the Boolarra Folk Festival. Week to week, there is always something different happening whether it be a local market with fresh produce, a community event, an exhibition at Latrobe Regional Art Gallery or live shows at the Latrobe Performing Arts Centre.

As a regional centre, Latrobe Valley offers you, your family and your business a diverse range of regional living opportunities. We have it all from unbeatable lifestyle options, urban living, rural townships, farming and bush settings, to well-supported commercial and business communities; education and health options, leisure and recreational choices and the chance to live in a connected, diverse community. Latrobe Valley is the ideal place for you to live, work and invest!








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