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Mooroopna VIC


Postcode: 3629

Mooroopna is a rural town with a population of 9000 located approximately 180 km north of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. It is on the banks of the Goulburn River opposite the larger town of Shepparton. The Midland Highway crosses the river between the two towns.

The name Mooroopna was used by the original Kaieltheban tribe living in the area and meant ‘deep water hole’. This refers to a very deep part of the Goulburn River behind the old Mooroopna Hall. The Kaielthebans (population 50 in 1841) were part of the Bangerang race living in the region before the arrival of Europeans.

In the beginning, industry revolved around the processing of grains and fruit but, in the past 30 years, Mooroopna has become a desirable residential area for nearby Shepparton. The town now consists of mainly residential areas, many parks and gardens and some factories.

Three primary schools are located in Mooroopna, being Mooroopna Primary, Mooroopna Park Primary, and Catholic school St. Mary’s Primary. Mooroopna Secondary College is also located on Echuca Road.