At a glance
The ultimate in liveability
Wangaratta has the best of both worlds here – a vibrant city surrounded by welcoming villages, national parks and snow-capped peaks.
Wangaratta’s economy is exceptionally diverse. Being centrally located between major distribution centres, Wangaratta is home to major manufacturing, transport and distribution activities.
The region is blessed with rich soils and consistent rainfall, making it a highly productive agricultural area. We have huge success in producing world-class wines and gourmet food, including of beef, dairy, lamb, wool, hazelnuts, kiwi fruit and more. Our tourism industry is also growing as we attract food and wine lovers from across Australia and the world.
Wangaratta has excellent educational facilities servicing the needs of the region. Families can choose from a variety of childcare and kindergarten services, twenty primary schools, a specialist school and three secondary schools. We also have three tertiary education options – GO TAFE Institute, Charles Sturt University and The Centre, an adult community education provider.
We are a vibrant centre for arts, culture and heritage. We are home to several galleries, festivals and events throughout the year, including the annual Wangaratta Festival of Jazz and Blues and La Dolce Vita Festival. Our region is steeped with history and we are proud of our heritage. The legend surrounding Australia’s most notorious bushranger, Ned Kelly, is preserved in the historic township of Glenrowan.
Wangaratta truly offers the best of both worlds with our thriving CBD and beautiful countryside. It's the place to grow a family, build a career and lead a full life.