is a small agricultural town of about 12000 people on the Hume Freeway in Victoria
about 40 km south of Wangaratta
. It is famous for its roses. The Broken Creek can cause extensive flooding. There is a Community Park and walking track
along the river at Benalla, featuring a very interesting ceramic Community Sculpture
that was created as part of a Community Employment Project for local artists
some years ago. Industries include a medium density fibre board factory. Gliding
and hot air ballooning are undertaken near Benalla.