One of Victoria’s most geographically diverse and scenic regions, the Rural City of Wangaratta offers a blend of city life and welcoming villages, native bushland, pastoral landscapes and snow capped peaks.
There are over 27,100 residents living in the Rural City of Wangaratta, 17,000 of whom live in urban Wangaratta. Prominent townships and villages include Boorhaman, Cheshunt, Eldorado, Everton, Glenrowan, Oxley, Milawa, Moyhu, Peechelba, Springhurst, Tarrawingee, Whitfield and Whorouly.
The rich agricultural land surrounding Wangaratta yields gourmet produce and world-class wines, making this region a paradise for food and wine lovers.
The regional economy is exceptionally diverse. Wangaratta is home to major manufacturing, transport and distribution activities and is the regional headquarters for several state government agencies.
Our small towns support industries such as viticulture, agriculture, horticulture and tourism. Opportunities within niche markets, based around these industries, abound throughout the Rural City of Wangaratta.
Wangaratta provides significant retail opportunities, an extensive range of health providers and excellent recreational facilities.
Families can choose from a variety of educational opportunities including twenty primary schools, three secondary schools, a specialist school, a TAFE Institute including a Rural Studies Campus and Victoria’s first Technical Education Centre, many childcare and kindergarten facilities and a centre for continuing education.
The world renowned Wangaratta Festival of Jazz is an annual highlight amidst a diverse calendar of events.
The Rural City of Wangaratta is proud of its cultural diversity and heritage. The legend surrounding Australia’s most renowned bushranger, Ned Kelly, is captured and preserved in and around the historic township of Glenrowan which has seen the “Siege Site” placed on the National Heritage List.
The Rural City of Wangaratta is widely recognised as offering “the Ultimate in Liveability”. Here you can enjoy life at the perfect pace, balancing family and career aspirations in a vibrant, safe, progressive and caring community.