Murray Bridge is the fourth most populous city in South Australia. It is an easy drive straight down the freeway, 80km east-southeast of Adelaide and is the largest town on the Murray River.
Residents enjoy a vibrant river lifestyle surrounded by a prosperous growing region of primary and secondary industry. The city is the centre of a major agricultural district, driven by dairying, chicken raising, pig breeding, tomato and lettuce growing.
Murray Bridge has a sprawling rural centre, grain silos, vegetable gardens, glasshouses and light industry around the town centre.
The city has a large regional shopping centre, accommodation, restaurants, hotels and sporting facilities. It is also home to the riverfront Sturt Reserve, which has a playground, BMX track, barbecues and a kiosk.
With a beautiful consistant climate providing the best of all four seasons, the region hosts more than 1.1 million visitors every year. Attractions include water sports, boating, fishing, swimming, motor sports, recreation, walking trails and restaurants.
Local schools include Unity College, Murray Bridge Primary & Junior Primary, Murray Bridge South Primary, Fraser Park Primary, St Joseph's Primary, Murray Bridge High and Murray Bridge Christian College.
Murray Bridge Soldiers’ Memorial Hospital serves the town, with more extensive medical facilities in Adelaide.