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Easter Closure

The Rural City of Wangaratta offices will be closed on Good Friday 14 April and Easter Monday 17 April. See more for changes to waste services and transfer station opening hours. Read more

Transforming King George V Gardens and Ovens Street

Plans to improve King George V Gardens and reinforce its heritage design are currently on public exhibition. Read more

Volunteer Appreciation Event

The Rural City of Wangaratta and The Centre’s Volunteer Skillsbank will again host the annual Volunteer Appreciation Day during National Volunteers Week. National Volunteer Week is an annual celebration to acknowledge the generous contribution of our nation’s volunteers. Read more

Bat Talk and Spotlight Walk

Join Council on Monday 1 May 2017 for their annual environment talk and walk, with microbats taking the spotlight this year. Read more

Heritage Festival

The Wangaratta & District Heritage Festival will be held from 18 April - 18 May 2017. Join the Rural City of Wangaratta and local community groups as they celebrate the history of the region with a variety of events and programs for all ages. 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

Enviro Events Calendar Released

Make 2017 a year of action by getting involved in the Rural City of Wangaratta’s free environment and sustainability events. The annual Enviro Events calendar has now been released and is available from Council’s website. Read more

Tech Savvy Seniors

There's no doubt technology plays an integral role in all our lives these days. Stay up to speed with all things tech, from social media to online banking, with our free Tech Savvy Seniors sessions at the Wangaratta Library and Pangerang Community House! 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

Our Road Map Draft

Following two rounds of consultation Our Road Map is almost ready to share with the public. Read more

Clean up plan approved for Merriwa Park

The Rural City of Wangaratta has Environment Protection Authority (EPA) approval to begin work cleaning up a section of Merriwa Park where asbestos contamination was detected last year. 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