Industry Profile

Some of the major industry employment categories of people working in Gannawarra Shire include:

  • Agriculture, Forestry & Fishing (26.6%)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (12.0%)
  • Retail Trade (10.1%)
  • Education and Training (6.3%)
  • Construction (6.2%)
  • Manufacturing (5.8%)

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There is a well-established and thriving service sector, which caters for a catchment of around 15,000 people. Professional services include banking and finance, legal, accounting, design and drafting, IT and employment agencies.

A capable and professional trades sector includes building, earthmoving, electrical, plumbing, engineering and hardware.

A modern retail sector includes clothing and footwear, health and beauty, furniture and homewares, sporting and recreation, electrical, a range of fresh foods and an array of hotels and specialty dining.

The region is also home to some of Victoria’s renowned manufacturing businesses that have endured many years of industry success in competitive environments. There is a strong connection in the manufacturing industry with services to the agricultural industry.

The blend of productive dryland and irrigation provides security and diversity for the agricultural sector. Major agricultural activities include dairying, livestock, cropping, viticulture and horticulture. 

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An emerging industry for Gannawarra Shire is large scale renewable energy production. A number of large-scale solar projects have been approved and construction of the first project commenced in mid-2017. The area has the ideal environment and infrastructure to support such projects.

Access to high speed internet connections have improve performance, provided flexible working options, opened up new markets and allowed better customer engagement for your business.

The Gannawarra Shire has fantastic transport and logistic links available to businesses including road, rail and air. We are located within 100km of major rural centres Bendigo, Echuca and Swan Hill with major road links to each of these destinations (Murray Valley Highway, Loddon Valley Highway). The shire is located within 3 hours of Melbourne and 6 hours of Adelaide.

A range of resources are available for people seeking to ‘do business’ in Gannawarra. Council aims to provide support to new businesses, business groups and associations, existing businesses and activity centres – to help improve our vibrant economy.  Please contact Council’s Economic Development unit on (03) 5450 9333 or email: if you’d like to discuss further.

Below is a map showing the location of the Gannawarra Shire in Victoria  


Below is a link to a short video showing the benefits of relocation to the Gannawarra Shire.

Gannawarra Shire ... Your Perfect Choice for Relocation

Mawsons Quarries and Concrete is a major employer in the Gannawarra Shire, the link below shows some of the benefits of employment with the business.

Mawsons Recruitment

The dairy industry is seeing significant change on a local level, Dairy Australia have highlighted some of our local success stories in the videos below.

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Employment opportunities are regularly available in the Gannawarra Shire with opportunities in a number of industry sectors. Below is some useful links for job search in our shire, just enter the area you would like to search for employment Kerang, Cohuna, Koondrook or Quambatook.

Jora Job Search



You can also register your interest in employment within the Gannawarra Shire with council, just send your CV and the industry you would like to work in to 

We will update you with any opportunities that become available within the Gannawarra Shire.

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