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Benalla has a population of approximately 10,330 (Census SA2 2011, ABS) and is in the Benalla City Council area.

Key industries and employers

Timber manufacturing

Electronics manufacturing

Defence materials manufacturing


Meat manufacturing

Map of Victoria indicating the location of Benalla
A green timber truck is loaded with timber

Finding a job in Benalla

About Benalla

Two women have a picnic under a tree in autumn

Average temperatures

Season Average maximum Average minimum
Summer 31.0°C 14.9°C
Winter 12.8°C 3.2°C

Average travel time to Melbourne (195km)

Transport Time
Car 2 hrs 15 mins
2 hrs
Coach 2 hrs 30 mins

Housing costs

Median cost
Purchase Rental per week
House $235,000
(Sept 2015)
(June 2015)
(Sept 2015)
(June 2015)

Source: Purchase prices - Rental prices - Department of Health & Human Services Rental Report

To find a local real estate agent, visit the REIV agent directory

For information about local hotels, motels and caravan parks, visit the Travel Victoria website

Cultural groups

Migrants from Languages spoken
England (1.9%) German (0.4%)
Germany (0.8%) Italian (0.3%)
New Zealand (0.7%) Hindi (0.3%)
India (0.5%) Mandarin (0.3%)
Netherlands (0.4%) Polish (0.2%)
Source: Census SA2 2011, ABS


Schools Health care
7 primary schools
Benalla Health
3 secondary school campuses

1 university or TAFE campus

Find a school at the Department of Education and Early Childhood development website or find out more about education and childcare in Victoria. Visit the Victorian Better Health Channel for more health care information and services.

Sport and recreation

For more information about sport and recreation in Benalla, please visit the Benalla City Council website.

Places of worship

For more information about where you can practice your faith, visit your religion's Australian website. Select 'pages from Australia' if searching for your religion in Google.

Benalla attractions

  • Travel along Benalla's 'Ned Kelly trail'
  • Visit the Costume and Pioneer Museum to see early colonial outfits
  • Picnic in the beautiful Benalla Botanic Gardens on the banks of the Broken River
  • Agricultural and Pastoral Show (October)
  • Benalla Festival (November).