The region's diverse cultural and economic identity was firmly established following the arrival of the soldier settlers and the post-war migrants from Italy, Ireland, Greece, England and the former Yugoslavia etc who brought with them traditional cultivation skills that helped to make Mildura the important Australian food bowl it is today. Mildura was soon the main town of the district. Suburbs and new satellite towns sprang up. In 1937 it officially became a city. Today, Mildura is a bright, thriving regional centre, and the surrounding Sunraysia district has a population of over 50,000.
Mildura Visitor Information Centre
Take the time to explore the permanent interactive displays at the Mildura Visitor Information and Booking Centre and learn about the town and region, from its original inhabitants to contemporary life. The exhibition celebrates the Mildura region's Aboriginal history and includes a symbolic canoe tree, a genuine artifact rescued from flood plains.
The 50-seat theatrette screens two free presentations on the history and vitality of the Mildura region:
The Chaffey Trail
- this presentation explains the history of irrigation in the region. Download brochure of The Chaffey Trail
to learn more about how Mildura became an irrigated colony.
Mildura - Reflections, Echoes and Dreams
- Winner Silver Screen awards at the US International Film and Video festival.
Presentations are shown on the hour and half hour starting at 9am with the last available viewing 4.30pm daily.