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Information for new residents

We welcome all new residents to the region and hope you will enjoy living in the beautiful Barossa Valley.

The Barossa is famous for its premium wine and is world-renowned as an iconic tourist destination. Both wine and tourism are the major drivers of our regional economy, with over 75 cellar door outlets and 250,000 national visitors to the Barossa each year.

Our many artisan food producers contribute to our culinary heritage, and the weekly Farmer’s Markets at Angaston and Mount Pleasant are a great showcase of our regional produce. Our area boasts many family-friendly activities – why not grab a bike and cycle through our picturesque towns, explore regional parks and bushland trails, or visit Barossa Regional Gallery.

In recent years, we have invested heavily in infrastructure and key projects that contribute to the health and wellbeing of our community. Our regional aquatic and fitness centre, The Rex, is a popular destination for swimming and fitness activities. The newly constructed 40km bicycle trail ‘The Barossa Trail’ is a great way to explore the area by bike. The $2.5 million Barossa Adventure Station at Angaston has a range of free family-friendly activities including a mountain bike trail and destination playground.

As a new resident, you may be interested in learning more about the services available to you such as waste & recycling management, our community outreach programs, youth services, grant applications, and rates.

Or, perhaps you would like to discover how you can become more involved in the community through library membership, volunteering, joining a social group or by attending one of our upcoming events.

It is also important to note that as we are a regional community there are several resources of information available to you regarding fire prevention & safety, emergency management, and animal management.

We encourage you to explore our site for more information on the services, projects, events, and resources we provide.

Welcome to the Barossa!

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