Events & Attraction Strategy Community Consultation


In 2018 the Rural City of Wangaratta adopted the 2018-2023 Events & Attraction Strategy. This strategy has been the guiding document for the events department during this time. The actions within have been instrumental in formalising event funding for the purpose of attracting events to Wangaratta and establishing policies and procedures for the department and essential operations.

The 2018-23 Strategy has observed outstanding results, it has activated and enabled an annual curated events program that services the needs of the community as well as attracting large events to the region and achieved a completion of actions rate of 80%.

We are now revisiting the events landscape, our community and aiming to reset the actions and priorities for the coming five years (2024-2029) and we need your help! We want to know what you want to see, or what you have seen, what makes Wangaratta special and what is our niche to engage our community and attract tourism to our city.

There are drop-in sessions scheduled for the below dates and times;

Thursday 28 September, 10.30am-12.00pm @ Wangaratta Performing Arts & Convention Centre

Tuesday 3 October, 5.00pm-6.30pm @ Wangaratta Performing Arts & Convention Centre

Tuesday 17 October, 3.00pm-5.00pm @ Wangaratta Sports & Aquatic Centre

Monday 23 October, 10.00am-11.30am @ Wangaratta Sports & Aquatic Centre 

If you are unable to attend these sessions, you can give us some feedback via the survey linked to this page. 


You can also download the attached document for a brief description on where the strategy has come from, where we are headed and if you would like to discuss anything further, please contact