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SMS rate reminders now available!

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

Have Your Say - Waste Management Strategy Review

Council is reviewing our waste management strategy to improve how we reduce, reuse and recycle our waste. The aim is to divert more organic waste and recyclable items from landfill. But we need your help so please fill out the waste survey and go in the running to win a hard waste voucher for the transfer station and a reusable coffee cup.       Read more

Wangaratta Seniors Festival

A concert from James Blundell and a visit from the Commissioner for Senior Victorians headline this year’s Wangaratta Senior’s Festival to be held throughout October. Read more

Would you like to see a Changing Places facility in Wangaratta?

Changing Places facilities are larger than standard accessible toilets, and have extra features and more space to meet the needs of people with severe disabilities and their carers 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

Vinyl Revival

For years in the lead up to the Wangaratta Jazz Festival, hundreds of school children and community members have been able to create their own masterpiece to display in shop windows over the festival weekend. 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

Free E-Waste

Ever wondered what to do with your old computers, phones, batteries, TVs and other electronics? On Saturday 1 July you can dispose of your e-waste for free at the Wangaratta Transfer Station as a one-off event. 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

Seasonal Road Limits - full list of roads

Council, pursuant to its power under Section 205 of the Local Government Act has closed the following listed roads to vehicles over 12 tonnes gross mass for the period 1st July 2017 to 1st November 2017. Read more

What ‘wood’ you do with timber?

Timber from a Lemon Scented Gum that stood in Ryley Street for up to 100 years is being made available for community use. Read more

Keep your controlled burns under control

The Rural City of Wangaratta is urging residents planning to have a burn off to do the right thing. Read more

Shed inspections aimed at preventing deaths

The Rural City of Wangaratta is encouraging all people living illegally in sheds to make contact with Council. 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

Queen's Baton Relay to pass through Wangaratta

Local legends are being called on to carry the Queen’s Baton in Wangaratta as it prepares to host the Queen’s Baton Relay. Read more

Victorian Government and Rural City of Wangaratta working together to reduce mosquito numbers

The Rural City of Wangaratta has joined sixteen other higher risk and flood-affected councils across rural Victoria that have received a special funding package to combat the spread of mosquitoes this summer. 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