Wodonga is the largest and fastest growing center in North East Victoria, with a growth rate of 1.3 percent between the 2014 and 2015 financial years. • By 2036, the population of Wodonga is forecast to be 57,634 an increase of 21,609 persons (60 percent) from 2011. This represents an average annual growth rate of 1.9 per cent. • Wodonga services a regional population in excess of 180,000 people, including the towns of Rutherglen, Beechworth, Chiltern and Tallangatta. The Wodonga region offers a diverse mix of metro and regional living. Being centered between Sydney (6-hour drive) and Melbourne (3- hour drive) along the Hume Fwy with access to a major airport with flights across Australia daily. Wodonga is one of Victoria’s sought after destinations for relaxed living, with more time spent on doing what you want, then being stuck in traffic for hours on a long commute to work. Spend your time on one of the many trails along the mighty Murray River or visit the Rutherglen or King Valley wine regions located only moments away. With the Lake Hume offering a vast array of fishing and water sports, with many more outdoor past times that are popular with the locals, such as cycling, hiking, camping, sightseeing and less than 2 hours to the regions snowfields. A cultural diverse city, Wodonga has a booming arts scene, with a professional theatre company and gallery located in the heart of the CBD offering live shows and events.