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 Taungurung country 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 Men's Shed
Benalla Sustainable Future Group
Broken River Painters
CWA (Country Women's Association)
Friends of the Benalla Library
Friends of the Gallery
Friends of BPACC
North East Artisans
Ovens and Murray Bowls