Shop Local

Buy small, make a big difference.

 Seed & Bloom

Support our community to thrive by supporting our local businesses.  We have created a range of activities for you to consider spending your dollars more locally.


Buy Small, Make a Big Difference Activity Card

You can’t buy happiness, but you can buy local and that’s kind of the same!  Help Wangaratta bounce back and Shop Local and challenge your friends or yourself to tick off all the activities this fun activity card!


Download your activity card below or pick up your activity card at the following participating businesses;

  • Wangaratta Visitor Information Centre- 100  Murphy Street, Wangaratta
  • Wangaratta Government Centre- 62-68 Ovens Street, Wangaratta
  • Wangaratta Library- 21 Docker Street, Wangaratta
  • Wangaratta Performing Arts and Convention Centre- 33-37 Ford Street, Wangaratta
  • Wangaratta Sports and Aquatic Centre- 41 Schilling Drive, Wangaratta

... and many more local businesses


Shop Local Activity Card(PDF, 2MB)


Wangaratta Chronicle Shop Local Christmas Competition

The Rural City of Wangaratta is a proud sponsor of the Wangaratta Chronicle’s Shop Local Christmas Campaign for 2021. Shop at participating local business before December 17 to enter the draw for a chance to win.

More details available here(PDF, 15MB).


Free CBD Parking - Christmas 

Free parking will be offered throughout the Rural City of Wangaratta from Friday the 10th of December 2021 until Sunday 2nd January 2022 (time limits still apply).


Encouraging Customers to Shop Local this Christmas

Social Media and Marketing Professional Jenn Donovan takes us through how to best use the busiest time of the year to set yourself up for the rest of the year.  Watch a recording of the workshop here.   


Coming Soon - Boomerang Bags Shop Local Campaign 

When you spend over $100 in Rural City of Wangaratta small to medium businesses, bring your receipts into the Wangaratta Visitor Information Centre and collect a free Boomerang Bag tote. Show off your local shopping spree with pride, with a quality local made shopping bag by Boomerang Bags Wangaratta.  

More details to come in the New Year. Ts & Cs apply.


If you would like to register your business as an activity card pick up location, please contact us via email