Leeton is a thriving rural community in the heart of the Murrumbidgee Irrigation Area. It is home to the Australian rice industry and supports Australia's largest citrus-growing region.
Leeton is located in the Riverina region of NSW. It is 560 km (6 hr drive) west of Sydney and 460 km (5 hr drive) north of Melbourne. Leeton is a 45 min drive from Griffith and 90 min from Wagga Wagga.
In addition to being situated in one of the most productive farming regions in the country, there are two internationally recognised wetlands that provide globally important bird habitat near Leeton.
Leeton is well connected to surrounding regional centres and capital cities. Regional Express (REX) offers daily flights to Sydney from Narrandera Airport, approximately 20 km from the centre of Leeton.
There are coach services to Sydney and Adelaide and NSW TrainLink also offers coach services to Wagga Wagga to link the Sydney–Melbourne XPT.
More than 8000 people live in Leeton – the median age of residents is 40 years. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people make up 6% of the population.
Leeton Health Service is a 71-bed public hospital providing emergency, medical, palliative, surgical, obstetric, radiology and aged care services. Of the 71 beds, 38 are dedicated for residential aged care. Outpatient and community health services are also provided.
Murrubmidgee LHD has produced the following video: Leeton Hospital Career Pathways.
There is an Ambulance Service of NSW station in Leeton.