Rochester, VIC 3561

3.8(4 reviews)

Ranked 5th best suburb by locals in Goulburn Region, VIC

Great for

  • Clean & green
  • Eating out
  • Neighbourly spirit
  • Parks and recreation
  • Public transport

Not great for

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  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Retirees

Reviews of Rochester, VIC

7th April 2020

"Small town and extremely nice community"

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  • Families with kids
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"Absolutely Perfect"

Quiet, peaceful yet just the perfect amount of takeaways shops, new gym is perfect. Friendly and caring people, beautiful parks, 15mins to Greens lake for skiing and watersports. 15 mins to the wineries for tastings, 40min to Bendigo for shopping, 20 mins to Echuca for bigger stores like Bunnings, Restaurants etc. V/line station is brilliant (to Melbourne for footy or weekend away). Mitsubishi dealer, Bruce hocking motors, Caltex food/willow cafe is 10/10. Kits kafe is awesome! It’s the perfect humble town that is family friendly & welcoming. Shamrock pub has the best meals! IGA is great. COTTAMS and Elsie’s provide the best meats! Market every month for fresh vegetables and lots of other goodies. Sports, campaspe river for canoeing. Fresh country air. Lots of paths to walk around the town. Some really nice new houses going up. Recent $5 million upgrade to high school. River walking tracks, sports power, jewellery store, wine bar! It’s just an amazing town! Love it. Never moving ever! Chinese takeaway is amazing! Fish and chips are the best. Souvalakis! Yum! mitre 10, bakery has great pies! It’s a place where the locals are smart and care about each other :) love it!

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  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
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"Ok but too small"

I have lived here for 6 years and to be honest it is ok, just I always seem to be travelling to bendigo, echuca or sheppsrton to get things that arent readily available here. It is very limited.

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"Close to Everything"

One of the best streets in Rochester.

Close to State Primary and Secondary Schools, Local churches, bowls club, corner store, playground and only a short walk to main shopping area and train station.

Boast big wide streets, with good footpaths and most homes on large blocks so you are not close to the neighbors.

Find everything you need within several street blocks, post office, pubs train station, parks, pubs x 3, churches x 4, schools x 3 supermarket, Professional services of Solicitor, accountant and many specialty stores - such as jeweler, shoe, clothing, sports, electrical, videos, local department store etc.

Rochester Has
4 banks - CBA, ANZ, Westpac and Bendigo Bank.
3 pubs, Rochester, Criterion -with bottle shop, Shamrock.
2 restaurants - Pizza and The Tavern
3 Coffee shops
2 Butchers
Super IGA with bottle shop
2 Gardening and home centre
Rural Supplies
2 Estate Agents
3 Petrol Stations
2 Car dealerships
5 Parks and open space areas
Oppy museum
Serviced Police Station
Childcare centre
Library and Shire Service centre

Industrial Precinct has metal engineer, wholesale trader, Neilsons Silos, Murray Goulburn (Devondale) factory, Building services, mechanics, electricians, plumbers and transport services as well as storage facilities. Yes you can get a tradesmen when you call one here!

Churches are - Catholic + primary school, Presbyterian, Salvation Army, Assemble of God, Anglican.

Sports include - Football, cricket (both run Auskick/Cricket learning session on season), tennis, netball.

Local Secondary school of approx 490 students years 7 - 12 has own small gym, major entertainment venue, huge arts faculty and IT department, new Industry learning centre catering for hospitality, building and industrial metal trades. All this topped with great teachers and caring knowledge personable principal.

Elderly are catered for with Senior Citizens, aged care facilities, rebuilt hospital with 5 GP's and special medical staff,

The best thing about Rochester is that is close enough to Echuca regional Centre on the Murray River only 20 mins away, 40mins from Bendigo, 55mins from Shepparton and just over 2 hours from Melbourne.

If you don't want to live in a crowded town but like to be near - close to services and facilities then Rochester is the place to be. Growing all the time with new comers welcome

Town has a lovely peaceful and friendly atmosphere suitable for all generations.

Who lives here?

  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
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