Gundagai is an iconic Australian Country town located within an hour of the major regional city of Wagga Wagga.
Gundagai has a population of 1,474 and is comprised of approximately 51.2% females and 48.8% males. It has an indigenous population of 28 (1.9%) and the median age is 45. Gundagai is located in the Murrumbidgee Primary Health Network (MPHN). This fact sheet provides an overview of the community profile for the MPHN.
Gundagai is a town in the Murrumbidgee region of New South Wales. Although a small town, Gundagai is a popular topic for writers and has become a representative icon of a typical Australian country town.
It is located 390 km from Sydney, 160 kilometres from Canberra and just over an hour’s drive from the major regional centre of Wagga Wagga.
Gundagai is located on the Hume Highway.
The closest regional airport is just over an hour’s drive in Wagga Wagga and offers daily flights to Sydney and Melbourne.
There are four daily Sydney to Melbourne coach services, two daily coach services to Canberra and NSW TrainLink provides one service daily except Saturday.
The major sources of employment in Gundagai are:
- Accommodation and food services
- Health care and social assistance
- Retail trade
- Education and training
Gundagai is a F3 peer grouped 30 bed Multipurpose Service providing emergency, medical and residential aged care services, including palliative care and respite. Of the 30 beds, 18 are funded for residential aged care. The adjoining Uralba Hostel provides a further 19 residential aged care beds.
Community health services at Gundagai MPS include community nursing, a range of visiting services including child and family/ immunisation, dietetics, mental health/ drug and alcohol, occupational therapy, physiotherapy, speech pathology, women’s health and a visiting Geriatrician (2-3 times per year).
Gundagai is supported by an ambulance service.
Gundagai has a Woolworths supermarket and a number of unique boutique stores.
It is located an hour from the major regional centre of Wagga Wagga.
Places of worship located in Gundagai include Anglican, Baptist and Catholic churches. The nearest Mosque is in Wagga Wagga, just under an hour away.
Points of Interest
Although a small town, Gundagai is a popular topic for writers, including writers of poems and songs, and has become the representation of the typical Australian country town. It is particularly well known for the iconic ‘Dog on the Tuckerbox’ statue at Snake Gully, five miles from Gundagai.
Gundagai offers a range of sporting pursuits including bowls, golf, cycling, swimming, kayaking and canoeing. There are also a range of cultural experiences including regular markets, galleries and emporiums.
The Snake Gully Cup festival is held each November featuring the Snake Gully Cup two-day Racing Carnival. It is one of southern New South Wales’ premier race events.