Created as part of the Murrumbidgee Irrigation area, Griffith is now synonymous with good food and wine due to its agricultural productivity and diverse population.
Griffith is a city in south-western NSW, located 650 km (nearly 7 hr drive) west of Sydney and 500 km (6 hr drive) north of Melbourne. It is 190km (2 hr drive) from Wagga Wagga.
Griffith is surrounded by vast orchards and vineyards, some of Australia’s best known wineries are located in the Griffith region.
Griffith Airport is located just north of Griffith. Daily flights to Sydney are available with Regional Express (REX). Regular weekly flights to Melbourne are available with Sharp Airlines.
NSW TrainLink operates a daily road coach service from Mildura to Wagga Wagga stopping at Griffith.
Close to 19,000 people live in Griffith – the median age of residents is 36 years. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people make up 5% of the population.
Griffith Base Hospital is a 114-bed regional referral public hospital providing a range of acute specialist services (resident and visiting) including emergency medicine, general medicine, general surgery, paediatric medicine, oncology, obstetrics, intensive care, respiratory medicine, renal dialysis and rheumatology.
Co-located with Griffith Base Hospital is St Vincent’s Private Community Hospital a 40-bed acute medical/surgical hospital. Located within the hospital is the Murrumbidgee Teaching and Learning Centre – a clinical teaching and resource facility that support students from the Universities of Wollongong, Charles Sturt, Notre Dame and NSW.
There is an Ambulance Service of NSW station in Griffith.