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Junee

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Murrumbidgee & ACT | Western NSW

Junee, 30 minutes from the regional city of Wagga Wagga, is a pretty country town that celebrates its railway heritage.

B Grouping
RA2 / MM5

Location

Located in the Riverina district of NSW, Junee is 440 km (4 hr 30 min drive) from Sydney, 220 km (2 hr 30 min drive) from Canberra.

Junee has maintained its elegant architecture from the glory days of the railways, combining that with a great modern lifestyle and cultural experiences.

How to get there

The closest airport is Wagga Wagga Airport, a 30 min drive from Junee. Regional Express (Rex), JetGo and QantasLink offer flights to Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane.

Population

Nearly 5000 people live in Junee – the median age of residents is 38 years. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people make up 9% of the population.

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

Healthcare facilities

Junee Multipurpose Service is a 38-bed public hospital providing emergency, medical and residential aged care services, including palliative care and respite. Thirty beds are dedicated for residential aged care. Community health services delivered from the hospital include generalist community nursing, child and family, diabetes education, physiotherapy and mental health.

There is an Ambulance Service of NSW station in Junee.

Accredited GP practices

  • Junee Medical Centre

  • Industry

The main industry sectors employing residents of the Junee local government area are: meat processing, correctional and detention services, grain-sheep or grain-beef cattle farming, sheep farming, retail and hospitals.
  • Childcare

Junee offers family day care, a long day care option for children from six weeks to school age, a preschool for children aged three to five as well as an out of hours’ school care facility.
  • Shopping

Junee is home to a Super IGA and a number of specialty and boutique stores. As Junee is located a 30 min drive from the regional city of Wagga Wagga, it offers a wide variety of shopping opportunities.
  • Places of worship

Places of worship located in Junee include Anglican, Baptist, Catholic, Presbyterian, and Uniting churches. The closest mosque is just 30 min away in Wagga Wagga.
  • Points of interest

Junee’s heritage is on display at the Junee Roundhouse Museum, Monte Cristo Historic Homestead and Junee Gold Trails. Outdoor activities include camping, fishing, swimming or sailing at Bethungra Dam. Junee even has a licorice and chocolate factory. Events are listed in Junee Calendar of Events.
  • Sporting activities

There are a range of sporting facilities and sporting teams in Junee including cricket, golf, bowls, tennis, 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 Junee including Apex, Lions Club, Junee Walking Club and the Country Women’s Association. A listing of community organisations can be found in the Junee Community Services Directory.
  • Social media groups

There are a range of social media pages and groups about life in Junee, notable pages include JUNEE: Community Events & Info, Junee Southern Cross, Tourism Junee, and Junee Shire Council.