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Wangaratta has a population of approximately 17,680 (Census SA2 2011, ABS) and is in the Wangaratta Rural City Council area. 

Key industries and employers

Health services

Textile manufacturing

Timber manufacturing


 Map of Victoria indicating the location of Wangaratta
Close up of a female doctor looking into a microscope

Finding a job in Wangaratta

About Wangaratta

Four mountain biker riders on a bush ride

Average temperatures

Season Average maximum Average minimum
Summer 30.7°C 15.0°C
Winter 12.7°C 3.1°C

Average travel time to Melbourne (233km)

Transport Time
Car 2 hrs 45 mins
3 hrs

Housing costs

Median cost
Purchase Rental per week
House $269,500
(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 Wangaratta accommodation directory

Cultural groups

Migrants from Languages spoken
Italy (1.6%) Italian (2.6%)
England (1.5%) German (0.4%)
New Zealand (0.7%) Greek (0.2%)
Germany (0.6%) Dutch (0.1%)
Netherlands (0.5%) Tagalog (0.1%)
Source: Census SA2 2011, ABS


Schools Health care
5 primary schools
Ramsay Health
2 secondary schools
Northeast Health Wangaratta
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 Wangaratta, please visit the Wangaratta Rural 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

Wangaratta attractions

  • Discover the city's heritage at the Wangaratta Historical Museum
  • Sample the delicious food and wine of the King Valley
  • Have a picnic at Paradise Falls
  • Take a nature walk in the nearby Warby Range State Park
  • Winery Walkabout (June)
  • Wangaratta Festival of Jazz and Blues (November)