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Corowa. Mulwala. Howlong. Savernake. Rennie. Balldale. Coreen. Daysdale. Buraja-Lowesdale.

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The Federation Council is a prospering rural community situated on Australia's greatest River the Majestic Murray in New South Wales, centrally located between the rural cities of Albury, Wodonga, Wangaratta, Wagga Wagga and Shepparton.

Boasting a Mediterranean climate, Federation Council has a vibrant atmosphere and is ideally located for business, families and retirees to experience exceptional lifestyle and opportunities. The Shire is only 3 hours from Melbourne, 4 hours from Canberra and 6 hours from Sydney.

The area population is 10,976 with Corowa at 5,628, Mulwala at 1,624, Howlong at 2,111 people plus many smaller villages throughout the Shire's rural area.


Federation Council is home to a wide array of small to medium sized enterprises ranging from tourism and hospitality to manufacturing and agriculture. The major industries include a piggery feedlot and abattoir, agriculture machinery sales and services, food processors, munitions factory, many freight transport companies and thriving tourism, retail and trade businesses.

Tourism, accommodation and the registered club industry are major employers in the area. Tourism is a fast growing part of the region's economic expansion. Transport and agricultural industries are also extensive throughout the Shire area. The region raises sheep, cattle and pig meat for export and large domestic contracts. The local transport industry has an excellent reputation and carts product throughout Australia.

Employment in the above industries is readily available throughout the region. There is a wide array of employment opportunities for labourers, tradesmen and service professionals throughout the Shire.

The Shire's total annual output is equivalent to $1,183,183,000 and recent estimates show that there are more than 650 businesses operating within the Shire.


Numerous pre-school and primary schools along with Corowa High School offer excellent opportunities to both urban and rural students. (Click here to access Corowa High School Website). Corowa has further education in the form of the Riverina Institute of TAFE and Riverina Community College. Both La Trobe and Charles Sturt Universities have facilities in nearby Albury/Wodonga. Students also commute by bus to private secondary schools in Albury and Wangaratta.

Employment and Training services are also available from Sureway, Shop 10 Corowa Arcade, Sanger Streetand Riverina Community College, 145 Sanger Street, Corowa.


The housing industry is continuing to experience strong demand in Corowa, Mulwala and Howlong. Land values in Corowa have grown an average of 14% over the last nine years and in Howlong during the same period 16%. Housing values have grown on average over the same period by 8% in Corowa annually and 10% in Howlong annually.

Property prices are still reasonable and very attractive to the increasing number of C-Change' buyers who seek lifestyle allotments, a riverside/lakeside location or quality centrally located properties.


Federation Council is predominately serviced by Greater Southern Area Health Service who provide excellent health care facilities to the people of the region.

Corowa has it's own Medical Centre employing over ten Doctors, a Hospital, new aged care facility along with Corowa Community Health who provide ancillary medical services throughout the Shire. There are several Chemists in Corowa. Howlong is serviced by a Doctors Surgery located in the Community Health Centre. The township also has its own Chemist. Two Medical Centres and a Hospital in Yarrawonga service Mulwala and district.

Federation Council residents also have access to comprehensive and specialised health services in near-by Albury/Wodonga and Wangaratta. Childcare facilities are provided through Corowa Family Day Care, Childcare Centres in Corowa, Howlong and Yarrawonga/Mulwala.


The Shire is a sporting mecca catering for sports ranging from lawn bowls and golf to extreme sports such as skydiving, water skiing and professional boat racing. The Shire is home of a world class lawn bowls facility, three championship golf courses which includes the largest public golf course in the Southern Hemisphere with 45 holes. The Shire plays host to the Australian Billy Cart Championships and is home of the Australian Soaring Centre. Horse racing is a big attraction and sports such as football, netball, tennis, hockey, rowing and cricket are catered for extensively.

The Shire is the central access point to the snowfield regions of Victoria and NSW as well as the famous wine regions of Rutherglen, King Valley and the Gourmet Region.

Residents and visitors to the Shire have the opportunity to explore the history, which has made Corowa "The Birthplace of Federation", and enjoy the well-preserved surrounds of those of the near-by Gold rush townships. Alternatively, activities may include Murray River or Lakeside nature walks, bird watching or camping at one of the many lake and riverside Caravan Parks.

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