Nestled in the rolling western foothills of the Snowy Mountains and framed by rugged snow-capped mountains, Snowy Valleys Council offers a vibrant country lifestyle in a beautiful natural environment.

The area’s cool mountain climate with high sunshine hours is favoured for cool climate wine growing, agriculture, horticulture and plantation forestry.

There are four distinct seasons marked by brilliant summer sunshine; a spectacular display of autumn leaves; winter views of snow-capped mountains; and sparkling spring days.

The region is well serviced by quality health, education and community facilities, making it an excellent choice for a country lifestyle in a scenic natural environment.

There is also abundant entertainment for you and your family, including a thriving cycling scene, amazing walking trails, renowned trout fishing, amazing water skiing, equestrian activities and sensational events like Tumbafest, CiderFest and Rock the Turf.

With a median house price of $250,000 and average rent of around $250 per week, our region is a very affordable and accessible place.

The Snowy Valleys has a lot to offer anyone looking for a tree-change to a welcoming and progressive region featuring friendly communities.

The number of people moving to the snowy valleys to live is growing all the time, and with good reason. If you want to hear the story of some of our new(ish) arrivals, check out the profile in our Snowy Valleys Up Close site.   

In this site our local ambassadors have shared inspiring stories to lead you on new discoveries right across the region. Find out what they love most about the Snowy Valleys and follow in their footsteps to get to know the communities and the best places to visit with your family and friends.