Thursday, February 22, 2018

Shepparton named runner up Australian Town of the Year

David Lee January 25, 2018

SHEPPARTON has been announced first runner up for Australian Town of the Year in the leading online travel site awards, coming just behind Mackay in Queensland.

Greater Shepparton City Council Mayor, Cr Kim O’Keeffe said she was thrilled to hear about the runner up award from WOTIF for Australian Town of the Year.

“We know Shepparton is a wonderful place to visit, there are so many great things here that there is something for everyone. Shepparton is a growing community, we love our sports, art and culture, and we host hundreds of events every year so there is always something to do and see.”

The Town of the Year is based on an index system which looks at the affordability, demand, increased interest and accommodation supply available on

“Our diversity, our climate and our location make Shepparton an attractive place to visit. Shepparton is very welcoming to visitors. A busy event weekend in Shepparton will see accommodation fully booked so we are hoping to attract more investment in our town,” Cr O’Keeffe said.

“It’s a great place to live. We have great education options, affordable housing, a variety of health services and employment opportunities so come and check us out and see what we can offer you.”