John Vucic

General Manager, Cooma-Monaro Shire Council

We have a diversity of employment in
Cooma-Monaro Shire, which many towns and shires of a similar size around Australia just don’t have. However, Council is determined to create a sustainable environment that fosters even more job opportunities.



Employment by Industry

Retail Trade 12.4%
Public Administration & Safety 12.0%
Health Care & Social Assistance 10.7%
Construction 8.0%
Agriculture, Forestry & Fishing 7.6%
Accommodation & Food Services 7.4%
Education & Training 7.4%
Scientific & Technical 5.6%
Utilities 5.0%
Manufacturing 4.1%

Cooma-Monaro Shire is a diversified economy when compared to other similar rural and regional areas.

Its position as a regional service centre is well established with over 60% of employment in service industry sectors.

This strong service orientation is led by retail, public administration and safety, health care and social assistance, accommodation and food services, education and training.

Public and utility services account for approximately 35% of employment. The allied industries of retail, accommodation and food services represent approximately 20% of employment.

This diversity gives Cooma-Monaro Shire many advantages over other regional areas.