Situated on the banks of the beautiful Moruya River, Moruya is a country town in the traditional style with an easy, relaxed lifestyle far removed from the pace of city life.
The population of Moruya is 3,855 and is comprised of approximately 49.9% females and 50.1% males. Moruya has a population of 308 (8.0%) indigenous people and a median age of 46.
Moruya is a town in the Eurobodalla Coast region of New South Wales. It is located 305 km (just over 4 hours) south-southwest of Sydney and 175 km (2 hours 20 mins) from Canberra.
Regional Express (Rex airlines) offers daily flights to Moruya Airport from Sydney. Flights from Melbourne (via Merimbula) operate Monday to Saturday.
There are a number of coach companies offering daily services to the Eurobodalla Coast from Sydney, Canberra and Melbourne.
The main industries people from Moruya work in are:
- Retail trade
- Health care and social assistance
- Accommodation and food services
- Education and training
- Public administration and safety
Batemans Bay Hospital is the nearest health facility (20 minutes north) and is a medium-sized regional public hospital (less than 50 beds) with an emergency department.
- 134 overnight beds
- 15 emergency department bays
4 emergency medical unit beds
- 46 acute medical inpatient beds
Moruya is supported by an ambulance service.
There are two medical practices in Moruya
There are a nine pre-schools, day care and child care centres in the Moruya region. For more information on child care options please click here.
Moruya has two IGA supermarkets, a Franklins supermarket and Southlands Fruit and vegetables. The Bridge Plaza in nearby Batemans Bay is home to a number of supermarkets and major retail outlets including Woolworths, Coles, Aldi and Kmart as well as a good selection of well-known stores and brands like Just Jeans.
There are a number of places of worship in Moruya including Catholic, Anglican, Presbyterian and Baptist. The nearest Buddhist Temples and Muslim Mosques are located in Canberra (just over 2 hours from Moruya).
Moruya Surf Life Saving Club
Moruya War Memorial Swimming Centre
Moruya Touch Football Association
Moruya Tennis Club
Moruya Golf Club
Eurobodalla Netball Association
Moruya Directory – Arts & Culture
Points of Interests
Moruya hosts country markets held on Saturday mornings in the centre of town. Here you can browse through a wide array of stalls offering arts, homemade crafts, clothes, food delicacies and much more. These authentic markets are colourful and famous, drawing visitors and locals alike from miles around.
Golfers are well catered for with a public course and a driving range nearby. You can enjoy bowling greens and tennis courts while the town also has a heated public swimming pool for your recreation. The fishing is also great from the river or from nearby beaches and lakes.
Nearby Batemans Bay offers a wide range of entertainment and dining options including a cinema complex.