6.7 out of 10

Morwell

Ranked 11th best suburb in Gippsland
-38.2589246447486 146.411052996481
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  • Safe & Sound
  • Peace & Quiet
  • Lack of Traffic
  • Schools
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3/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 3/5
May 05, 2017

"A town which can only improve"

Morwell has been a bit down on its luck for some years. However, it's inexpensive housing, proximity to Melbourne and good educational/sporting facilities mark it as a place with potential.
It has all the base retail, medical and professional services and is very close to nearby national parks and beaches. And the Federation University campus is only a 15 minute drive or bus trip, Only 9km east is the much larger town of Traralgon with a strong cafe culture, something Morwell does lack. The town is now the subject of significant Government attention following the closure of Hazelwood Power Station, and there are plans to invest in better facilities and urban improvements. The hourly train service and duplicated freeway to Melbourne is also great.
Pros
  • Potential to improve
  • inexpensive
  • cheap houses
  • convenient
  • friendly
Cons
  • Social issues
  • Limited cafes/restaurants
  • Run down
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rd rd
1/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 1/5
  • Safe & Sound 1/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 2/5
  • Peace & Quiet 1/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 2/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 2/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 2/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 2/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 4/5
Mar 24, 2017

"Avoid like the plauge"

If you are considering moving to Morwell - Dont.
I have lived in Morwell for a while and let me tell you, it is not worth it. I consider Morwell to be a wasteland consisting of people and lack of livlihood. The general economy in this area is going downhill rapidly due to closing business' and little to no employment opportunity.
Morwell has a shockingly high crime rate; the police are on my street 24/7 and it is not safe at all at any given time of day. The drug epidemic here is growing by the minute and the number of people it is affecting it also shocking.
The shopping is limited to mostly mid valley( shopping centre) and it has some alright shopping options where as the town itself have only few shops to choose from. On weekends you would be lucky to find a cafe or restaurant open at midday and it is like a ghost town.
And if you are super lucky, you might run into a friendly person. Public transport is good as there is a train station and bus interchange that run frequently on every day of the week.
If you are looking for a comfortable and stress free life, Morwell is definitely NOT for you.
Avoid this town like the black plauge unless you would like to get on drugs and become a rambling toothless centrelink bludger who harasses people on the street for ciggarettes and bus money as a 9-5 job then by all means go right ahead.
Pros
  • inexpensive
  • cheap houses
Cons
  • Drug epidemic
  • Run down
  • Mobile reception
1/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 2/5
  • Safe & Sound 1/5
  • Clean & Green 1/5
  • Pest Free 1/5
  • Peace & Quiet 1/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 2/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 2/5
Nov 15, 2016

"Second biggest crime rate in Victoria 2016"

Affordable housing. 20 percent unemployment. Next to no industrial factories. Car break ins, damage to property and theft is rife. Australian paper mill pollutes the air with a foul stench close to egg fart on a weekly basis. Town is out dated and shabby overall.
Pros
  • Minimal traffic
  • Older people are lovely
  • Laid back lifestyle
  • inexpensive
  • convenient
  • cheap houses
Cons
  • Power station
  • Run down
  • The smell
  • No employment opportunities
  • Ice addicts rife
  • Theft is daily
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5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 1/5
  • Childcare 2/5
2yrs+

"Nice little town"

Pros
  • I can walk to the shop at 3am with out getting mugged or bashed
  • It's easy to find work if you are willing to actually look
  • housing, cars, public transport and groceries are very cheap. however power and water are both more expensive than other parts of Victoria/Australia
  • inexpensive
  • convenient
  • friendly
  • cheap houses
  • happy people
Cons
  • People here can not work out how to use roundabouts
  • It does not have a hungry jacks :(
  • The council like to put parking tickets on cars that are parked on private property
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  • Trendy & Stylish
  • Beach Lovers
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
2yrs+

"Twelve months in Morwell"

I have lived here for a year now and i just love Morwell wish i had moved here years ago .We had the fires and for a few months it was a bit smokey but its fine again now and really speaking more pollution on the Melbourne Streets with traffic.As a retired person i see quite a few child care centres but do not know if people have a hard time getting in them.Morwell township is so pretty the rose garden is just beautiful we have a new skate park that the children seem to be using it a lot .There is everything here for a family sports the pictures ten pin bowling swimming pool golf course .Customer service is excellent people say hello and talk the streets are clean and the hills are so pretty . the train ride to the city is very pleasant .If you cannot find what you want in Morwell it is only a short drive or bus ride to Traralgon and they have all the big shops there .
Pros
  • inexpensive
  • convenient
  • friendly
  • cheap houses
  • happy people
Recommended for
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  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
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1/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 1/5
  • Clean & Green 1/5
  • Peace & Quiet 1/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Shopping Options 1/5
  • Internet Access 1/5
  • Parking 1/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 1/5
  • Medical Facilities 1/5
2yrs+

"Polluted and smells."

Cheap housing, no jobs, dumping ground for refugees. I know because i live here.
Cons
  • Power station
  • Run down
  • Terrible shopping
bod
bod Sounds like a comment by someone living in a cheap neighbourhood with no job qualifications and surrounded by dumped refugees. Try getting an education, a job and shifting to a better neighbourhood. Having the dept of housing shift you to another town doesn't fix your problems.
2yrs+
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5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Full Of Joy"

Well, Morwell, what can i say...BEST TOWN EVER.

Full of energetic people and a nice town, if you want prefection, Morwell is it, hahaha.
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jayne78
jayne78 i have lived there, and thank god that i had common sense to move out of the town.
2yrs+
bod
bod Generally people leave a town for personal reasons, it is rarely because of the town itself. Very bizarre comment.
2yrs+
robertl1
robertl1 If I didnt own my house at 31 I'd be out of here in a flash. This town is filled with drug addicted scum. No employment opportunities for my children.
Nov 15, 2016
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4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 1/5
  • Clean & Green 2/5
  • Pest Free 1/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 2/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"I love morwell"

just got everything i need. only a bit smelly coz of traralgons mill. I love the art area. coffee is great and i love mid valley and the pitchers.
Pros
  • happy people
  • cheap houses
  • inexpensive
  • convenient
  • friendly
Cons
  • smelly
  • Power station
  • The smell
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  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Students
2/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 2/5
  • Safe & Sound 1/5
  • Clean & Green 1/5
  • Pest Free 2/5
  • Peace & Quiet 1/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 1/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 2/5
2yrs+

"Not the sort of place where youd feel safe leaving your doors unlocked"

My introduction to the neighbourhood... One of my first nights living here my neighbours set fire to the road outside my house. They thought it was hilarious, I wondered what I'd gotten myself in to.
Things haven't improved much since then, other than those particular neighbours moving out. Rude children yelling out foul things at complete strangers, random drunk people showing up on my doorstep or having fights outside my house, hoons driving around like maniacs at all hours, tomcats fighting all night (guess I can't really expect responsible pet owners in this sort of area), people using my yard as a rubbish bin, breaking things (including my fence), the stench from the nearby power plants, the list goes on.
It's not all like that, of course. I just live in a bad area (although there do seem to be some nice people around, they just don't stand out as much as the others). The shopping centre isn't bad, especially for way out here, and the rentals are affordable. There seem to be a lot of schools, I don't have kids so I don't know if they're any good or not. I'm sure there are other redeeming features that I'm just not aware of. Personally I just can't wait to move out of here.
Pros
  • inexpensive
Cons
  • The smell
  • Mobile reception
  • Traffic noise
  • Power station
  • Run down
Recommended for
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  • Students
bod
bod Sounds more like Traralgon, why did you move to the valley in the first place?
2yrs+
JackieG
JackieG Sounds like you live in a different place to me .Sad that you must be in a bad road .
2yrs+
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4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Small town with a big heart"

I have lived in Morwell all my life and althought like every other town it has it's down points, Morwell does have a lot to offer. Within a short drive to both Traralgon and Moe, it is a great centural town if you are unable to find what you need. In a way Morwell is devided up into 3 ageas because of the rail line and the distance of the midvalley shopping center from Morwell's centural CBD. Morwell provides all kinds of housing for most tastes and budgets, aswell as a growing business sector that always seams to grown in turn with close bye Tratalgon. Althought Morwell may not have jobs for every chosen profession, it does however provide training facilities for a lot of trade professions and is only a short drive from the Monash Uni at Churchill. If you are looking for property in Morwell there are a few areas that are known to be trouble spots none more then the area near and including Beattie Cres, or as it is morn know "The Vortex" All in all Morwell is a wonderful place to live, just pick your spot carefully.
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Lil1
Lil1 I totally agree. The prices in traralgon are very overpriced. I am near by morwell out of town and never have a problem when I am there. It is the middle of the valley and central to everything.
2yrs+
HannahGray
HannahGray Hi Lil1. I am looking at renting in Morwell or surrounding areas, prefferably heading more toward Melbourne... where would you reccommend so I avoid those 'dodgy' areas people seem to be talking about?
2yrs+
Aberfeldy
Aberfeldy Try and look at places close to the railway station and main shopping centre (south side of the line). There are some nice streets there.
May 05, 2017
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1/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 2/5
  • Safe & Sound 2/5
  • Clean & Green 1/5
  • Pest Free 2/5
  • Peace & Quiet 2/5
  • Eating Out 1/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 2/5
  • Shopping Options 1/5
  • Gym & Fitness 2/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 1/5
  • Parking 2/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 2/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 2/5
  • Schools 1/5
  • Childcare 1/5
2yrs+

"Run down..."

Run down area I hate going there... yes it is cheap but for a reason. Power station on your doorstep and the weirdest down and outs I have see. I avoid as much as possible...
Pros
  • inexpensive
Cons
  • Power station
  • Terrible shopping
  • Run down
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 4/5
2yrs+

"Inexpensive housing right through to mansions...lovely,easy,comfortable place to live"

Morwell has everything...all types of architecture...from as early as 1878 when the train line was completed to Melbourne...housing is still cheap and yet there shopping is good, there are a nice selection of restaurants,some great antique shops,n shoes n food etc etc...The train whizzes of to Melbourne regularly and often for those who like the city life. Morwell is only an hour or so from the snow and the surf, and only minutes to lakes, ancient rainforests, National parks.....its a beautiful area around a happy town
Pros
  • inexpensive
  • friendly
  • convenient
Recommended for
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  • Students
  • Country Lovers
  • Trendy & Stylish
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"A great place to live"

Morwell has virtually everything anyone could ever want. The houses are cheap, neighbours are friendly, there is very little crime, the schools are great, the shopping is fantastic, its a very beautiful area and most of the noise generated by traffic, trains, etc. is drowned out by birds singing.

Morwell isn't perfect though and has problems like the lack of ISPs providing adsl2+ which has resulted in slightly higher than normal internet prices. Mobile coverage is great for the most part but there are black spots and it rains all the time. To be fair though the National Broadband Network will fix up the internet before long, the mobile black spots are few and far inbetween and the weather here means we never have to water the garden.

I guess in the grand scheme of things my only real issue is over paying for my internet connection. But as that will soon be fixed up by the NBN I'd have to say Morwell is about as close to perfection as you can get without paying through the nose for it.
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KYLEandSomeone
KYLEandSomeone Leep, you sound like a true Morwellian Haha,

i agree with everything you say, Morwells great but a bit rough around the edges
2yrs+
JackieG
JackieG I water my garden have not found it rains a great deal this year that i have been here but i agree with what you said any noise generated by train or traffic is drowned out by birds singing lovely place to live.
2yrs+
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