You are in site section: Online features

Swan Hill, Victoria

Swan Hill, Victoria

Home of the Murray cod

Students prepare for the Swan Hill workshop
Students prepare for the Swan Hill workshop

Swan Hill is located on the Murray River, 344 km north-west of Melbourne, at the eastern edge of the Mallee area, north-western Victoria. It is famous for the giant Murray cod. The Murray River extends 2530 km from north-eastern Victoria to the coast of South Australia, making it one of the longest navigable rivers in the world with a catchment area covering 14 per cent of the continent.

In Swan Hill we also met up with a number of schools from Tasmania who had made the journey across Bass Strait. The resulting mix of lyrics was always going to be interesting. Both songs capture what is important to young people, especially their ambitions and dreams for the future. The second song is pretty surreal - read the lyrics!

Audio and video downloads

Photos