Benalla Rural City has a population of over 13,900 people and is located in the North East of Victoria. Approximately 193 km north east of Melbourne, Benalla is an easy two hour drive up the Hume Freeway. Benalla Rural City (map) is renowned for its beautiful and picturesque rural landscape and welcoming rural towns. The central lake, botanical gardens and riverine parklands, walking paths, and an attractive and vibrant centre are key features of our lifestyle and amenity. Our Rural City offers exciting recreational and cultural opportunities including our Aquatic Centre, Indoor Recreation Centre, Regional Art Gallery and Performing Arts and Convention Centre. Our quality facilities and services include schools, colleges, the Goulburn Ovens Institute of TAFE, the Benalla Hospital and Community Care Centre and Benalla Airport. Benalla Rural City is also home to the Winton Motor Raceway, Winton Wetlands, State Gliding Centre and a host of other sporting clubs and facilities.

Our largest employing industries are manufacturing, retail, health and agriculture. The largest employer in the Rural City is the manufacturing industry which includes Thales Australia, D & R Henderson Pty Ltd, Schneider Electric (Australia) Pty Ltd, and a wide variety of smaller manufacturing businesses. Other key employers include Benalla’s diverse mix of retailers and the health services industry as our fastest growing employment sector. The agricultural industry is historically a significant contributor to the municipality’s economy.

This website contains economic and demographic insights for Benalla. For further information and assistance in relation to business and investment please contact the Benalla Rural City Council.