Wangaratta embraces cultural diversity and actively promotes a wide range of initiatives that promote the benefits of a culturally, linguistically and religiously diverse community. A vibrant centre for Arts, Culture and Heritage it's no wonder the regional city is home to a number of galleries, festivals and performing arts events occurring throughout the year.
We are proud of our cultural, social, natural and built heritage. ‘Wangaratta’ is indigenous language for (‘Wonga’- resting place of the wonga (cormorants) and ‘ratta’- meeting place of the rivers). We invite you to come and join us where the river's meet; to immerse yourself in our lively and all inspiring cultural community, where a passionate arts community will embrace you as part of the family and share their stories of old and new.