The beautiful and productive rural landscapes of Benalla Rural City surround the township of Benalla and the communities of Baddaginnie, Devenish, Goorambat, Swanpool, Tatong, Thoona, and Winton.
The Rural City comprises 235,059 hectares covering 41 localities and has a population of 14,000 with 9,000 people living in the Benalla urban area.
Major features of the region include Lake Benalla, Mount Samaria State Park and Reef Hills State Park. The Rural City offers exciting recreation opportunities, including sporting facilities, aquatic centre, art gallery, performing arts and convention centre, airport and botanical gardens.
Benalla Rural City is ideally located close to the Victorian snowfields and is surrounded by quality wineries, fishing and other water activities. Melbourne is easily reached in two hours along the Hume Freeway. The Melbourne to Wodonga railway line also runs through the city.
The region offers a supported and enjoyable lifestyle with good quality schools, including a TAFE college; community and health services; and shopping facilities.