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Gundagai

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Murrumbidgee & ACT | Western NSW

Commemorated in many poems and songs, Gundagai is an iconic Australian town, renowned for the Dog on the Tuckerbox monument.

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Location

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.

How to get there

The closest airport is Wagga Wagga Airport, an hour drive from Gundagai. Regional Express (Rex), JetGo and QantasLink offer flights to Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane.

There are also coach services to Sydney, Melbourne and Canberra that stop in Gundagai.

Population

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

Healthcare facilities

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.

Accredited GP practices

  • Gundagai Medical Centre

  • Industry

The main industry sectors employing residents of the Gundagai local government area are: meat processing, sheep farming, aged care residential services, retail and local government administration.
  • Childcare

Gundagai offers a long day care service for children from 6 weeks to school age, a preschool for children aged three to five and an out of hours school care facility.
  • Shopping

Gundagai has a Woolworths supermarket and a number of specialty and boutique stores. It is located an hour from the major regional centre of Wagga Wagga that has extensive shopping opportunities.
  • Places of worship

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

There’s much to do in Gundagai, from learning about the town's heritage (including Old Gundagai Gaol and Courthouse and Australian Road Transport Heritage Centre), to walking trails (including Dog on the Tuckerbox Trail, River Walk or Architectural Heritage Walk) and other outdoor activities (including fishing, kayaking or golf).
  • Sporting activities

There are a range of sporting facilities and sporting teams in Gundagai including cricket, golf, bowls, tennis, squash, netball , pony club, rugby league, soccer and swimming. Many of the clubs have their own websites or social media pages.
  • Community groups and activities

There are numerous community, service and social groups in Gundagai including the Lions Club of Gundagai, Rotary Club of Gundagai, Gundagai Neighbourhood Centre and Gundagai Rodeo Club.
  • Social media groups

There are a range of social media pages and groups about life in Gundagai, notable pages include Cootamundra-Gundagai Regional Council, Gundagai & it`s people and Gundagai Main Street Art & Stories.