Benalla is a friendly and accessible rural city which provides interesting, comfortable and supportive living environments for retirees.
Benalla is a Rural City of about 10,000 people located in the State of Victoria in the south-east corner of mainland Australia. It is situated in the north-east of the State on the Broken River, which has been dammed to form the picturesque Lake Benalla. Only 200 km north of Melbourne on the Hume Freeway, Albury/ Wodonga, Shepparton, Mansfield, the snow fields and wineries are not far away.
Together with the Benalla Botanical Gardens, famous for its roses; Benalla has a stunning Regional Art Gallery, the Performing Arts and Convention Centre (BPACC), the Weary Dunlop memorial, the Waller Memorial, a superb Costume & Pioneer Museum; a unique Ceramic Mural and the historic court house at which Ned Kelly often appeared. The Sir Edward "Weary" Dunlop Learning Centre (Benalla's Library) is located in a beautiful setting overlooking the lake.
Links...If you would like to find out more about Benalla, the following links may help:
Benalla Art Gallery
Benalla Camera Club
Benalla Costume and Kelly Museum
Benalla Family Research Group
Benalla and District Historical Society
Benalla Migrant Camp Exhibition
Benalla Performing Arts & Convention Centre and Cinema
Benalla Rural City
Benalla Street Art
Benalla Street Art Map
Who, What and Where?
Other groups of interest to our U3A members include:
Benalla Bowling Club
Benalla Sustainable Future Group
CWA (Country Women's Association)
Friends of the Benalla Library
Friends of the Gallery
Friends of BPACC
North East Artisans
Ovens and Murray Bowls