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Cheer Your Heroes - Community Banner Project

A once in a lifetime opportunity exists for the Wangaratta community to follow the journey of the Queens Baton as is weaves its way through Wangaratta on Wednesday 14 February, on its way to the Gold Coast for the 2018 Commonwealth Games. Read more

SMS rate reminders now available!

Nobody rates paying rates... so why worry about when they're due? Read more

New Councillor Ashlee Fitpatrick

Ashlee Fitzpatrick is the new Councillor for the Rural City of Wangaratta. Read more

Tigers to tackle Bombers in Wangaratta

Reigning Premiers Richmond will take on the Essendon Bombers in Wangaratta for the AFL JLT Series on 24 February 2018. Read more

Free Green Waste in November

Does your green bin look like this week after week? Well not this month because you can dispose of your green waste for free at Rural City of Wangaratta transfer stations throughout November! Read more

Calling all musicians, jugglers, performers and event vendors

With the busy event season almost here, the Rural City of Wangaratta is seeking expressions of interest from event performers and vendors. Read more

Queen's Baton Relay Batonbearers announced

The Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games Corporation (GOLDOC) has announced the local batonbearers from North East Victoria who will carry the Queen’s Baton through Wangaratta during the 100-day countdown to the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games (GC2018). Read more

Vale Councillor Ruth Amery

The Mayor, Councillors and Council staff who worked by her side are shocked and saddened to hear of the sudden passing of Councillor Ruth Amery on the night of Thursday 5 October 2017. Read more

Australia Day Awards Nominations Now Open

Nominations are now open for the Rural City of Wangaratta’s Australia Day Awards. Read more

Major and Community Event Signs - Expression of Interest

Council is seeking expressions of interest from local not-for-profit organisations for use of the Major and Community Event Signs located on the Tone Road and Parfitt Road entrances to Wangaratta, to advertise major events being held in 2018. Read more

Submission to Federal Government Inquiry into Regional Development and Decentralisation

The Rural City of Wangaratta recently made a submission to the Federal Government's Inquiry into Regional Development and Decentralisation. The submission is below. Read more

Rating Strategy Reference Group

Over the coming months the Rural City of Wangaratta will be undertaking a review of the current "Rating Strategy." As part of this review, we invite members of the community to apply to join our "Rating Strategy Reference Group." Read more

New Youth Council Appointed

A dozen young leaders will provide a voice for young people in the region, following the appointment of the 2017/18 Rural City of Wangaratta Youth Council this week. Read more

Community Grants Awarded

ome $123,910 in Council grants will be shared among 13 community groups.Rural City of Wangaratta Councillors this week voted to allocate the funding under Council’s Community Grants Program – Major Category. Read more

Wangaratta Contemporary Textile Award 2017 Winner Announced

Textile artist John Parkes was awarded the prestigious acquisitive $10,000 2017 Wangaratta Contemporary Textile Award for his textile artwork Conflagration. Read more

Bullawah Cultural Trail wins state-wide Award

The Bullawah Cultural Trail Project has been recognised for advancing reconciliation in Victoria with a state-wide award Read more

Small Business Development Program

The Rural City of Wangaratta has partnered with Small Business Victoria to develop the 2017 Small Business Development program to assist business operators to learn new skills and network with other business owners. Read more

'We Remember' Wins Recognition

A community project aimed at promoting understanding of the impact of war has won the Multimedia Award at the Victorian Community History Awards. Read more

Wangaratta Rural City Council 2016 Elections

A Declaration of the Poll for the Wangaratta Rural City Council was held on 31 October 2016, following municipal elections. Read more

Community Satisfaction Survey

Each year Local Government Victoria (LGV) coordinates and auspices a state-wide Local Government Community Satisfaction Survey. Read more

Current Roadworks, Closures and Delays

Road works and any associated traffic management advice. Read more

Chetcuti Memorial Fund

Media Release   Chetcuti Memorial Fund   Following the tragic death of Council employee and well known Whorouly resident, Karen Chetcuti, considerable community interest has been shown in the establishment of a fund for Karen’s children. Read more