Shop Local

Buy small, make a big difference.

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.


Shop Local Social Media Competition 

Keep an eye out on the Rural City of Wangaratta Facebook and Instagram channels from April 1 - 21 for an Easter themed social media competition. 

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The lucky winner (drawn on April 22) will win a local shopping spree valued at over $300. 

You can enter the competition by interacting with the post, or simply post your own photo on social media tagging #shoplocalwangaratta during the competition dates to automatically go in the draw. 



Boomerang Bags Shop Local Campaign - Spend $50 in the Rural City of Wangaratta and receive a free reusable shopping bag

We want residents to consider spending their dollars locally when and where they are able to, and rewarding those who do!

Spending locally directly supports the vibrant community we have in the Rural City of Wangaratta creating jobs, growth and innovation within our region.

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When you spend over $50 at businesses located in the Rural City of Wangaratta municipality (includes surrounding townships such as King Valley, Milawa, Eldorado, Glenrowan etc.) you have scored yourself a free Boomerang Bag. These bags make excellent reusable shopping backs, grocery bags or even a new look handbag. 

Simply bring your receipt or receipts (multiple to reach threshold is fine) into the Wangaratta Visitor Information Centre, located at 100 Murphy Street Wangaratta to collect a Boomerang Bag tote.

Keep us in the loop - we would love to see it and allow us to be tagging us in any social posts #shoplocalwangaratta. 

One bag per customer. Until stocks last - this page will be updated once stocks run out. 



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)

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