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Coolamon

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Murrumbidgee & ACT | Western NSW

A lovely town with heritage streetscapes, the Coolamon area is a leading producer of wheat in NSW.

A Grouping
RA2 / MM5

Location

Coolamon is in the Riverina region of south-west NSW, 40 km (30 min drive) north-west of Wagga Wagga. It is 470 km from Sydney (5 hr drive).

Coolamon offers rural living combined with access to great services and facilities both in the town and the surrounding region.

How to get there

The closest airport is Wagga Wagga Airport, a 40 min drive from Coolamon. Regional Express (Rex), JetGo and QantasLink offer flights to Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane.

NSW TrainLink operates services from Sydney to Griffith, that stop in Coolamon.

Population

Approximately 2000 people live in Coolamon – the median age of residents is 42 years. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people make up 3% of the population.

Coolamon is located within the Murrumbidgee Primary Health Network. The healthcare needs in the region are identified in this assessment.

Healthcare facilities

Coolamon Multipurpose Service is a 14-bed public hospital providing emergency, inpatient and residential aged care services, including palliative and respite care. Of the 14 beds, 12 are funded for residential aged care. It is also a base for local community nursing and a range of visiting services including an asthma educator, diabetes educator, dietetics, women’s health, occupational therapy, speech pathology and mental health/drug and alcohol counselling.

The closest Ambulance Service of NSW stations are in Junee or Wagga Wagga, both a 30 min drive from Coolamon.

Accredited GP practices

  • Coolamon Regional Medical Centre

  • Industry

The main industry sectors employing residents of the Coolamon local government area are: grain growing, grain-sheep or grain-beef cattle farming, local government administration, sheep farming and higher education.
  • Education

Coolamon has two schools (one public and one private). Additional schooling options are available in nearby Wagga Wagga.
  • Childcare

Coolamon offers a limited number of care options for children aged six weeks to school age.
  • Shopping

In Coolamon there is a Foodworks supermarket, a butcher, bakery, pharmacy and a number of boutique stores. Antique, giftware, homeware and art shops are abundant. Coolamon is a 30 min drive from the regional centre of Wagga Wagga with its larger shopping precincts.
  • Places of worship

Places of worship located in Coolamon include Anglican, Catholic, CRC and Uniting churches. The closest mosque is in nearby Wagga Wagga.
  • Points of interest

Coolamon Shire hosts events throughout the year from art shows to triathlons to a country music festival. The shire prides itself as ‘one of the best places for entertainment in the Riverina’. Nearby outdoor activities include Murumbang Nature Walk and Kindra State Forest with its bike and walking trails.
  • Sporting activities

Coolamon has many sporting clubs including: angling, bowling cricket, horse riding, netball, golf, swimming and tennis. Many of the clubs have their own website or Facebook page. Coolamon Shire Council’s Residents Guide provides contact details for many sporting teams.
  • Community groups and activities

Coolamon is home to a variety of community and service groups including Coolamon Arts & Crafts, Classic Motoring Club, Rotary Club and Lions Club. Coolamon Shire Council’s Residents Guide provides contact details for many groups.
  • Social media groups

There are many social media pages and groups dedicated to life and sport in Coolamon. Good places to start are the Facebook pages Coolamon Shire Council and Visit Coolamon Shire