The Rural City of Murray Bridge covers an area of 1,832 km2 and has a total population of council of approximately 22,000 people. Murray Bridge is located approximately 75km from Adelaide and is the major South Australian centre on the Murray River.
The Murray River is a picturesque location of house boats, paddle-steamers and happy, relaxed people. Although many of the Murray Bridge attractions are water based, such as fishing, skiing and wakeboarding, there are many land based recreational opportunities provided through sporting facilities, parks, gardens and open space that help make Murray Bridge a liveable community. Combined with this, our community values the affordable housing and facilities such as shopping, health, aged care, education and government services.
Murray Bridge is a major regional service centre in South Australia’s Murraylands region and is supported by a number of small rural townships. The Rural City of Murray Bridge has excellent schools, hospital, educational establishments and amenities that support a regional lifestyle.
The Rural City of Murray Bridge acknowledges that they are on the traditional country of the Ngarrindjeri people. Their cultural heritage, beliefs and relationship with the land are of continuing importance today.
The Rural City of Murray Bridge has an increasingly diverse population, the 2016 census recording 56 different nationalities and 14.7% of people in the Rural City of Murray Bridge having been born overseas. Over 30% of our migrant population arrived in Australia within the 5 years prior to 2016. The region benefits from the skills provided by those who have arrived as skilled migrants. Our multi-cultural community is valued and cultural festivals embraced.
Murray Bridge is a proud, safe and progressive locality creating our vision of thriving communities.