Vänersborg municipality is the regional centre in West Götaland and is located at the southernmost point of Lake Vänern. New arrivals enjoy the proximity to nature and water. In Vänersborg, music, culture and sports play a prominent role. The municipality has four urban centres; Vänersborg itself, Brålanda, Frändefors and Vargön. The vision of Vänersborg municipality – attractive and sustainable in all areas, all through life.


Vy över kanalen i VänersborgHousing

AB Vänersborgsbostäder is Vänersborg’s largest accommodation company and is owned by Vänersborg municipality. On the municipality's website​ you’ll find a list of other landlords and estate agents.

Language groups in the locality

Large language groups are Arabic, Somali, Tigrinya and Romany.

Associations and organisations

Vänersborg is known as a municipality with many different associations. Please look in our association register and find something which suits you.

What is available in the immediate area

In central Vänersborg there is a service office which houses the regional social insurance office, tax office and pension office. In the same building you’ll also find the job centre. The municipal refugee unit can be found under Individ- och familjeomsorgen. In Vänersborg you’ll find many large second-hand shops. In the centre there are food shops, a library, chemists, banks and restaurants, pizzerias and cafés.



Vänersborg has 27 municipal preschools and 5 independent preschools. The comprehensive schools have after-school recreation centres. At the Sirius family centre there is also an open preschool.

Comprehensive and upper secondary schools

Around 3,500 pupils attend the 17 comprehensive schools. There are also two independent schools: Frida School ​and Vänersnäs Montessori school. For pupils who are deaf or have impaired hearing, there is the state-run Väner School.

Birger Sjöberggymnasiet is part of Kunskapsförbundet Väst, which is responsible for upper secondary and adult education in Vänersborg and Trollhättan.

Education opportunities

Social orientation is organised here for new arrivals. Kunskapsförbundet Väst is responsible for sfi. Högskolan Väst is located in the neighbouring town of Trollhättan.

Health and medical care

There are 5 welfare centres in Vänersborg municipality. You can choose which one to attend, read more about the care options. You can always ring 1177 ​to ask for advice.

Näl Hospital is situated in Trollhättan and lies 10 km from Vänersborg. It is 30 km to Uddevalla Hospital. The hospitals collaborate and are part of the NU hospital group.

Interpreter assistance

You are entitled to interpreting help when you contact the different authorities. The authority itself arranges the interpreting and pays the costs. The interpreters have signed a confidentiality agreement.

Public transport

From Trollhättan-Vänersborg's airport you can fly direct to Bromma in Stockholm. Trunk roads 42 and 44 and European route 45 cross the municipality. It takes 50 minutes by train to Gothenburg. Bus and train timetables can be found at Västtrafik​.

Work and entrepreneurship

The largest private employers are VBG Group AB, Tranter and Norautron AB. On Vänersborg municipality’s website you’ll find more information about work and companies.

Vacant jobs

Here you can see jobs that are vacant right now in the municipality and the surrounding area.

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Service map

Here you can see which services are available in the municipality. You can also use the search field in the map to find and mark a location, for example a residential address.

Choose what should be displayed on the map

There may be more jobs avaible

Some job ads lacks an address to the workplace and will not be displayed on the map, but can be found under the tab "Vacant jobs".


Facts about the municipality

Population numbers

37 754

Size by area

898 km2

Distance to larger towns

Göteborg 86 km

Oslo 193 km

Stockholm 405 km

Malmö 352 km

Municipality’s website

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