At a glance
The ultimate in liveability
Wangaratta has the best of both worlds here – a vibrant city combined with the beauty and vitality of our rural and valley areas. The regional economy is exceptionally diverse. Wangaratta is home to major manufacturing, transport and distribution activities and is the regional headquarters for several state government agencies. The agricultural land surrounding Wangaratta means we have huge success in producing gourmet food and world-class wines. Together with the production of beef, dairy, lamb, wool, crops and timber we have a diverse and prominent role in national agriculture.
Wangaratta is a hub for recreational, commercial, educational, tourism and health facilities, including regional private and public hospitals. Families can choose from a variety of educational opportunities including many childcare and kindergarten services, twenty primary schools, a specialist school and three secondary schools. We also have a TAFE Institute which includes a Rural Industries Campus; a centre for continuing education and access to a number of universities including a campus of Charles Sturt.
The Wangaratta Festival of Jazz and Blues is an annual highlight amidst a diverse calendar of events. Our culture and heritage is varied and we take pride in celebrating our history. The legend surrounding Australia’s most notorious 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 a quality lifestyle. Here you can enjoy life at the perfect pace, balancing family and career aspirations in a vibrant, safe, progressive and caring community.