The Hume Region (map) is located in northeast Victoria along the two major interstate transport corridors – the Hume corridor and the Goulburn Valley corridor. The region is bounded by the Victorian Alps in the south and east, the New South Wales (NSW) border in the north, the Loddon Mallee Region in the west and the Northern and Western Metropolitan, Eastern Metropolitan and Gippsland Regions to the south. The Hume Region contains the local government areas of Alpine, Benalla, Greater Shepparton, Indigo, Mansfield, Mitchell, Moira, Murrindindi, Strathbogie, Towong, Wangaratta and Wodonga.
Hume is one of the fastest growing regions in Victoria and is renowned for world-class wines and gourmet food. The Hume Region’s economy is varied in its industry and employment make-up and is influenced by access to quality irrigated and dry land for agriculture and food production and its strategic location in the Melbourne-Canberra-Sydney-Brisbane national freight corridor. Tourism is a strong contributor to regional employment, with winter visitation focussed on the snowfields and significant summer tourism based along the Murray River corridor and in the valleys and historic townships of the Upper Hume and Central Hume sub regions. The Hume Region is part of the 'food bowl of Australia’; the Goulburn Valley area is one of Victoria's largest primary producers, combining traditional broad acre farming, viticulture, orchards, olives and aquaculture. The region’s diversity – and new opportunities in key industries – will ensure steady economic development and jobs growth which is reflected in Hume's population growth.
This website contains economic and demographic information for the Hume Region. For more information, please contact RDA Hume.