Sitting on the banks of the Murray River and extending to the edge of the outback, Mallee is in the far north-west of Victoria. It comprises Buloke, Gannawarra, Mildura and Swan Hill.
Mildura is an oasis on the mighty Murray River boasting Mediterranean-style sunshine and a laid-back outdoor lifestyle.
Perched on the edge of the wild Australian outback, this historic river-town is famous for its magnificent 19th century paddleboats and fantastic food and wine.
Explore the vibrant local culture or venture out into the ancient landscapes of Mungo National Park, home to some of Australia's most significant Indigenous sites.
Mildura has its own regional airport with regular flights to Melbourne, Sydney, Broken Hill and also Adelaide.
First Nations People have lived along the Murray River for thousands of years.
Swan Hill is a thriving, modern city; an economic catchment stretching along the Murray Valley into the Mallee in Victoria and the Western Riverina in New South Wales.
Swan Hill has a great rail service to Bendigo and also Melbourne.
Fine food and wine, extensive nature trails and endless opportunities for boating, fishing and golf are hallmarks of the area.
Enjoy the magnificent wide open spaces and the tranquillity of the land while you visit an award-winning winery or a fine restaurant featuring fresh Murray Cod, yabbies, avocado, citrus, stone fruits or vine fruits.
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Join the Department – our Mallee area offices
Our Mallee area offices are located in Mildura and
These modern offices are hubs for our highly skilled area teams that comprise a broad range of professionals including:
- speech pathologists
- social workers
- staff to support Aboriginal children and their families
- early childhood advisors
- school nurses
- visiting teachers to support schools around the inclusion of students with disabilities and additional needs
- administrative and project support staff
- Senior Educational Improvement Leaders and other education professionals.
Area teams take a holistic approach to support the delivery of quality services for all children at all stages of learning.
How we work together
Teams work together to provide expert advice and support to early childhood providers, schools and their communities at a local level, with extra effort directed to ensure education and health and wellbeing services are accessible to, and inclusive of, the most vulnerable and disadvantaged.
Area teams also build and maintain strong connections between central and regional offices and the communities they service, so that positive outcomes are delivered where they matter most.
As a member of our area team you will be an integral part of a highly skilled network of experts and have a strong, visible connection to your work and the direct impact it has on the Mallee community, to help us deliver better outcomes for all learners and their families.
Benefits of working for us
As a Victorian government employee you’ll have access to a variety of benefits including professional development opportunities, career mentoring and Personal Development Plans to promote career advancement.
We actively support work–life balance with flexible working hours and leave entitlements and inclusive paternity leave. You will also benefit from salary packaging and 9.5 per cent superannuation employer contribution.
There are a variety of positions available in the Mallee area. For the latest employment opportunities see
Considering a tree change to the Mallee area?
If you are considering relocating to the Mallee area, find out more about the region and what is has to offer:
Regional living – the Mallee region is ready when you are
Current Department employees transferring to the Mallee area may be entitled to residential relocation leave and reimbursement for relocation expenses.
Reimbursement of Travel and Personal Expenses policy.