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Situated on the beautiful Moruya River, Moruya has a country town feel whilst being only minutes from the coast.

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Location

Moruya is located in the Eurobodalla region, 305 km (4 hr drive) south of Sydney and 175 km (just more than 2 hr drive) from Canberra. Batemans Bay is 26 km (20 min drive) from Moruya.

Moruya is surrounded by national parks and agricultural land, and is only ten minutes from the coast.

How to get there

Regional Express (REX) offers daily flights to and from Sydney and Merimbula. There are a number of coach companies offering daily services to the Eurobodalla Coast from Sydney, Canberra and Melbourne.

Priors Bus Service offers a town bus service between Batemans Bay and Moruya with a range of stops.

Population

Moruya is home to more than 2,500 people, the median age of residents is 49 years. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people make up 10% of the population.

Moruya is located within the South Eastern NSW Primary Health Network, this Population Health Profile provides an overview of community health for the region.

 

Healthcare facilities

The Moruya campus of the Eurobodalla Health Service is a 55 bed acute care hospital providing general medicine, general surgery, paediatric, obstetric, renal dialysis, oncology, high dependency care, Hospital in The Home and emergency services.

There is a NSW Ambulance Service station in Moruya.

Accredited GP practices

  • Coordinare Limited
  • Moruya Medical Centre
  • Queen Street Medical Centre - Moruya

  • Industry

The major industry sectors employing residents of Moruya are local government administration, hospitals, supermarket and grocery stores, cafes and restaurants, and aged care residential services.
  • Education

There are three schools in Moruya: Moruya Public School (K-6)St Mary’s Primary School (K-6) and Moruya High School (7-12). TAFE NSW Moruya campus offers a range of education and training courses.
  • Childcare

For young families, Moruya has a number facilities across offering a range of long day care, family day care, vacation care and after school care.
  • Shopping

Moruya has a Woolworths supermarket, an IGA supermarket and Southlands Fruit and Vegetables, bakers, organic health and dried goods stores. The town’s local businesses offer handcrafts and home wares, fashion, shoes and jewellery, and sporting, camping and fishing goods. The Bridge Plaza in nearby Batemans Bay is home to a number of supermarkets and major retail outlets including Woolworths, Coles, Aldi and Kmart.
  • Places of worship

There are a number of places of worship in Moruya including Catholic, Anglican, Presbyterian and Baptist churches. The nearest Buddhist temples and mosques are located in Canberra (just over 2 hr drive from Moruya).
  • Points of interest

At the mouth of the Moruya River is Shelly Beach, a popular family recreation spot. The area has many lovely beaches with regular surf patrols provided by the Moruya Surf Club. There are regular and popular markets on Saturday mornings and the award-winning Farmer’s Market every Tuesday. Nearby Batemans Bay offers a wide range of entertainment and dining options including a cinema complex.
  • Sporting activities

Golfers can enjoy the public course and a driving range. Other sporting activities include bowls, tennis, basketball, touch football netball and surfing.  There’s great fishing from the river, beaches and nearby lakes. For swimmers, Moruya has a heated public swimming pool and nearby beaches.
  • Community groups and activities

In Moruya community groups and volunteer organisations include the Country Women’s Association, Rotary Club, Lions Club, Red Cross, Surf Life Saving Club, and WIRES. More information is available at Moruya Directory
  • Social media groups

There are many social media pages and groups dedicated to life and sport in Moruya. Good places to start are the Facebook pages: Moruya Notice BoardMoruya Buy, Swap and SellBay Post / Moruya Examiner and The Moruya Red Door Theatre.