Tourism FAQ's

What is the popoulation of Wangaratta?

There are over 27,000 residents living in the Rural City of Wangaratta, 17,000 of whom live in urban Wangaratta. More statistics from the latest census can be found here

What funding support is there available for tourism and visitor attraction events?

There are 2 funding streams; special events and visitor attractions, which allow applicants to apply for up to $5000 depending on the funding stream. The 1st round of funding closes 1 August 2015 with a second round subject to available funding to be completed by 1st February 2016. The aim of the event funding program is to promote the tourism product strengths of the RCoW, maximise economic and community benefits, provide significant branding and marketing opportunities for the region, and to substantially build the profile of the event to attract visitors from outside the RCoW.

For more information about the specific eligibility criteria please contact Council on 5722 0888 to speak to the Tourism Development Coordinator.


Where can I obtain images of the region?

The Economic Development & Tourism Department have an extensive photographic library that is available for anyone to use in promoting their business, Wangaratta and the Rural City of Wangaratta. For further information contact the Tourism Development Officer on 5722 0888


Where can I get assistance with my digital presence - social media and websites?

Periodically the Economic Development & Tourism Department may run social media workshops and/or one on one mentoring.   Private consultants in the region also offer training in this area.


Where is the dump point for Wans and Motor homes?

The Wangaratta public dump point is located within the Painters Island Caravan Park. It is $5 to use and is available during the hours of 10am and 4pm.


Where can i fill up with water (Vans and Motor homes)?

You can fill up your water tankat Painters Island Caravan Park. Any fee would depend on the volume of water required however users can expect that the cost is minimal.   Preferred time to fill up is between 10am and 4pm.

Last Updated: 27/04/2015

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