Need to Know

The Wimmera is a large regional area in western Victoria. It is renowned as an agricultural area, and is responsible for producing a significant proportion of the world’s wheat, barley and pulses. We also have strong communities and a unique identity.

Economic Profile

Newly released economic and demographic data for the region is now available. Data includes population, employment, industry sector and trend information. 


The Wimmera generally has a dry, hot climate in summer, with mild days and cool nights in winter.

The Wimmera experiences four distinct seasons, reflected not only in the weather but in the landscape. The region has recently come out of a long drought, and is now experiencing average or in some cases higher than average rainfall.

Temperatures can be high during the day in summer, averaging around 30 degrees but sometimes reaching as high as 44 degrees. Generally temperatures fall to under 10 degrees in the evening.


The population of the Wimmera is over 50,000. The main population centre is Horsham, with smaller populations residing in Warracknabeal, Minyip, Murtoa, Nhill, Dimboola, Natimuk, Kaniva, Edenhope, Stawell and St Arnaud.

Local media

The towns of the Wimmera strongly support their local newspapers and radio stations. Take a look at the links below to get to know the Wimmera a little better.

Need Links?

Check the weather in Stawell, Horsham Warracknabeal or Nhill at the Bureau of Meteorology
Read the Australian Bureau of Statistics summary data on the Wimmera region

Read local newspapers online:

The Wimmera Mail-Times

The Weekly Advertiser

Warracknabeal Herald

Dimboola Banner 

Stawell Times-News

ABC Western Victoria 594 AM  

3WM 1089AM

Mixx FM - 101.3FM