Junee is an historic and important railway town half an hour of the major regional city of Wagga Wagga.
Junee has a population of 4,578 and is comprised of approximately 42.2% females and 57.8% males. It has an indigenous population of 371 (8.1%) and the median age is 37. Junee is located in the Murrumbidgee Primary Health Network (MPHN). This fact sheet provides an overview of the community profile for the MPHN.
Junee is a medium-sized town in the Riverina region of New South Wales.
It is located 470 km from Sydney, 220 kms from Canberra and just half an hour’s drive from the major regional centre of Wagga Wagga.
The closest regional airport is in Wagga Wagga which is half an hour’s drive from Junee and offers daily flights to Sydney and Melbourne.
Rail passengers are served in each direction by twice daily NSW TrainLink XPT railway services between Sydney and Melbourne and there are two – three daily bus services between Junee and the adjacent major regional centre of Wagga Wagga.
The major sources of employment in Junee are:
- Public administration and safety;
- Health care and social assistance;
- Transport, postal and warehousing; and
- Retail trade
- Education and training
Junee is a F3 peer grouped 38 bed Multipurpose Service providing emergency, medical and residential aged care services, including palliative care and respite. Of the 38 beds, 30 are funded for residential aged care. Junee also provide four Transitional Aged Care flexible places. There are 8 acute beds (including one palliative care and one respite bed). The emergency department provides two resus beds and a procedure room. Medical imaging is provided two days per week for inpatients and outpatients. Inpatient and outpatient pathology collection is also available Monday to Friday 0730-1130.
Community health services include generalist community nursing, child and family, diabetes education, physiotherapy, and an allied health assistant position. In addition, there are a number of visiting services including an asthma educator, dietetics, mental health/drug and alcohol, podiatry, women’s health, speech pathology and some occupational therapy.
There is also an initiative to review the oral hygiene needs of the aged care residents conducted and recent follow up treatment completed by visiting Dentist (we have a fully fitted out Dental room/clinic)
Junee is supported by an ambulance service.
Junee offers a long day care option for children from six weeks to school age, a preschool for children aged 3 to 6 as well as an out of hours’ school care facility.
Junee is home to a Super IGA and a number of unique boutique stores.
It is located just half an hour from the major regional centre of Wagga Wagga.
Places of worship located in Junee include, but are not limited to, Anglican, Baptist and Catholic, Presbyterian, and Uniting churches.
The closest Mosque is just half an hour away in Wagga Wagga.
Junee Rhythm n Rail Festival (March)
Points of Interest
Some of the interesting activities available to Junee residents include fishing, swimming or sailing at Bethungra Dam. Food and wine are also irresistible drawcards of the town.
The annual Junee Rhythm ‘n’ Rail Festival is one of the town’s biggest tourist attractions. Junee has a long and important rail heritage (including the early NSWGR days) which is celebrated during this three-day event held in March.
Other key attractions in the town are the Junee Roundhouse Museum, Monte Cristo Historic Homestead and the Junee Chocolate and Liquorice Factory.