8.7 out of 10

Benalla

Ranked 4th best suburb in Goulburn
-36.54997 145.98414
Great for
  • Safe & Sound
  • Clean & Green
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Peace & Quiet
  • Schools
Not great for
  • Public Transport
  • Nightlife
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Who lives here?
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Professionals
  • Country Lovers
  • LGBT+

Reviews

3/5 rating details
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
May 29, 2020

"Small, clean and clicky."

Beautiful lake and walking trails. I'm not sure I (or my pooch) could get sick of walking around at all!
Lovely relaxed, friendly people but they are clicky. Everyone knows everyone, and talks about them.
Absolutely zero nightlife. Most pubs are closed. Nice cafes but way overpriced. Limited take aways.
A lot of people only accept cash (including in stores). Many closed down businesses and empty buildings. Nothing is open between midday Saturday and Monday, or any late nights, apart from Mitre 10 and Woolworths. No good if you work full time.
Very limited in sports opportunities. A few gyms in town but they all do mostly the same things.
Quiet, peaceful, homely and relaxing lifestyle.
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
benalla
benalla From someone that after 35 years, still feels like an outsider, everyone does know everyone but it's only ever been helpful to me.
I haven't used cash in 20 years, so I don't understand that.
The soccer club went quiet because there wasn't enough players, so if you're interested in sport, put your hand up. Other clubs might be in a similar position.
Benalla has a active and friendly community facebook page, join and say hello.
Sep 30, 2020
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5/5 rating details
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
Apr 07, 2020

"So much beauty"

Recommended for
  • Families with kids
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
Apr 18, 2019

"Benalla booming"

Benalla is a booming town, lots of new industry and jobs, neat clean CBD, great parks and gardens its great. Smaller Benalla settlements like Lurg and Tatong are fantastic with wonderful warm and friendly people, wish I had left Melbourne and moved here sooner. Highly recommend Benalla regiona especially Lurg. So friendly, so welcoming.
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Peace and Quiet and very central"

We found Benalla to be a great place to bring up kids. The walking paths and parks around the lake are absolutely beautiful. It's also very central to larger towns if more specialized shops are required.
Pros
  • Pretty
  • Great weather
  • Excellent childcare facilities
Cons
  • Not a huge range of shops
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • LGBT+
  • Country Lovers
3/5 rating details
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Public Transport 2/5
  • Schools 4/5
2yrs+

"a try-hard town that partially makes it"

The place works for a country town. Nice lake (that can flood the town due to bad planning), art gallery, old-ish swimming pool center and a small airport. Main street full of shops. Schools are good.
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"Great place to live"

Very lovely country city, great place to relax
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 2/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"Great Place to relax"

We have just recently bought a property in Benalla, we have say that the town is great beats city life, it's a great place to relax, walk around the lake, the people are very friendly, plenty of cafes' and restaurants to choose from, the townhouse we bought is just magnificant.
We love the place especially the close proximity to Shepparton, Wangaratta and Yarrawonga.
ENJOY THE LIFESTYLE
Recommended for
  • Families with kids