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Storm Recovery

For all the information you need to know to help the recovery effort from the storm on Tuesday 19 December 2017. Read more

The Trading Ground

A budding entrepreneur will win a retail space at Wangaratta’s Co-Store rent free for a year, under an innovative new concept being launched by the Rural City of Wangaratta. Read more

Summer in the Parks

More activities in even more locations, and all for free, this year’s Summer in the Parks program is set to impress! Read more

Wangaratta Community Leadership Program

Do you have a passion for your community? The Rural City of Wangaratta is excited to announce our 2018 Community Leadership Program! Read more

Celebrate Music and Dance at the Outdoor Ball

Experience the magic of Merriwa Park at the annual Outdoor Ball. Join us on Saturday 20 January to celebrate music, dance and diversity at Council’s hit summer event. Read more

Blanket appeal to help those in need

Winter might be a distant thought for some, but the Wangaratta Library and Carevan Wangaratta are working hard to ensure that the cooler months are welcomed with warmth by everyone in the community. Read more

Help shape the future of arts, culture and heritage!

Become part of a vibrant group of people who share a passion about arts, culture, heritage and events within the Rural City of Wangaratta and actively participate in shaping the future that makes the Rural City of Wangaratta such a wonderful place to be in now and for the future. 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

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

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

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