What is Benalla known for?

Home of the renowned Benalla Art Gallery, high-speed action at the Winton Motor Raceway, street art, silo art, the nationally significant Winton Wetlands, events, cafes and so much more. Benalla is 200kms north of Melbourne (approx 2 hours) and one hour south of Albury via the Hume Highway.

Is Benalla a good place to live?

Benalla Rural City has a population of approximately 14,000, with around 9,000 living in the town of Benalla. The region’s natural assets, leisure and lifestyle options make it one of Victoria’s most liveable regions for families, businesses and retirees.

Who are the traditional owners of Benalla?

The Yeerun-Illam-Balug inhabited the area around Benalla and the Yowung-Illam- Balug lived at Alexandra, Mansfield and the Upper Goulburn River. Sadly there are descendants of only five of those clan groups that survive today.

Why is Benalla called Rose city?

Rural centre famed for its connection with Ned Kelly and ‘Weary’ Dunlop. Benalla is an attractive and prosperous rural city just off the main Melbourne-Sydney Hume Freeway. Known as the ‘Rose City’ it is noted for its gracious public gardens.

Is Benalla worth visiting?

Benalla is renowned for its Botanical and Rose Gardens, Art Gallery and Street Art, Wineries and nearby Winton Raceway. And with just being over an hour from Mount Buller, it’s even the perfect location for a winter ski trip holiday.

Why is Benalla called Rose City?

Is Benalla a good place to invest?

BENALLA now ranks at the 147th place on a list of fastest growing suburbs in the territory. Figures from the previous quarter show that capital gains for real estate buyers in BENALLA are low, as opposed to average gains per annum over the past five years.

What is the population of Benalla?

14,131
The Estimated Resident Population of Benalla Rural City was 14,131 as of the 30th June 2021. The Estimated Resident Population (ERP) is the official population of the area. It is updated annually by the Australian Bureau of Statistics, and reassessed every Census.

What happened to the Taungurung people?

When Europeans first settled the region in the early 1800s, the area was already occupied by Taungurung people. From that time, life for Taungurung people in central Victoria changed dramatically and was severely disrupted by the early establishment and expansion of European settlement.

What river is Benalla on?

the Broken River catchment
Benalla is situated on a mostly flat floodplain of the Broken River catchment situated directly to the north and west of the Great Dividing Range. Lake Benalla is an artificial lake created in 1973 from the Broken River as an ornamental feature for the centre of the city.

Is Benalla a city in Victoria?

The City of Benalla was a local government area about 188 kilometres (117 mi) northeast of Melbourne, the state capital of Victoria, Australia. The city, which was completely surrounded by the Shire of Benalla, covered an area of 17.76 square kilometres (6.9 sq mi), and existed from 1948 until 1994.

When was the Benalla town hall built?

The Benalla Town Hall was constructed as the Municipal Chambers and Shire Hall in 1883. ‘Bacchantes’, a painting by Julian Rossi Ashton, which was a gift from Philip Bacon. The Town Hall has a large auditorium which can seat up to 250 for community theatre.

Are there any cricket grounds in the rural city of Benalla?

In the Rural City of Benalla there are numerous cricket grounds. Benalla is also home to the Benalla Bandits Baseball Club who compete in the North East Baseball Association, The team plays out of Racecourse Reserve, Benalla. [1] Benalla is home to the Gliding Club of Victoria at the State Gliding Centre located on the Benalla airfield.

What makes Benalla the street art capital of regional Australia?

Benalla is fast becoming known as the street art capital of regional Australia with more than 50 major contemporary murals on the CBD Benalla Street Art trail, and beyond including local villages such as Goorambat and Winton Wetlands.