Commemorated in many poems and songs, Gundagai is an iconic Australian town, renowned for the Dog on the Tuckerbox monument.
Gundagai is an hour’s drive east from the major regional centre of Wagga Wagga, it is located on the Hume Highway, the direct route between Sydney and Canberra. It is 375 km (3 hr 45 min) drive from Sydney and 160 km (1 hr 45 min) drive from Canberra.
Gundagai has a rich heritage of pioneers, gold prospectors and bushrangers, that can be easily explored through walking tours, heritage trails, local museums and monuments.
The closest airport is Wagga Wagga Airport, an hour drive from Gundagai. Regional Express (Rex) and QantasLink offer flights from Wagga Wagga to Sydney and Melbourne.
There are also coach services to Sydney, Melbourne and Canberra that stop in Gundagai.
Nearly 2000 people live in Gundagai – the median age of residents is 46 years. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people make up 3.4% of the population.
Gundagai Multipurpose Service is a small 30-bed public hospital providing emergency, medical and residential aged care services, including palliative care and respite care. Community health services include community nursing and visiting services such as immunisation, dietetics, mental health, drug and alcohol, occupational therapy, physiotherapy, speech pathology and women’s health. The adjoining Uralba Hostel provides residential aged care.
There is an Ambulance Service of NSW station in Gundagai.