Community Profile

The Rural City of Wangaratta (map) is located in the heart of North East Victoria - a bustling provincial centre in a region of breathtaking beauty. It offers a blend of city life and welcoming villages, native bushland, pastoral landscapes and snow- capped peaks. There are more than 28,000 residents living in the Rural City of Wangaratta, approximately 18,800 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 Rural City of Wangaratta provides significant retail opportunities, an extensive range of health providers, excellent recreational facilities and a variety of educational opportunities. 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.

This website contains demographic insights for the Rural City of Wangaratta. For further information regarding this vibrant community, please contact The Rural City of Wangaratta.

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