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Narrandera

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Murrumbidgee & ACT | Western NSW

Situated at the heart of the Riverina, Narrandera is located on the banks of the meandering Murrumbidgee River and is the gateway to the Murrumbidgee Irrigation Area..

A Grouping
RA3 / MMM5

Location

Narrandera is 530 km (5 hr 45 min drive) from Sydney and is 100 km (65 min drive) from the regional city of Wagga Wagga.

Much loved locally are the Narrandera koalas – Koala Reserve is less than 2 km from town and is home to more than 200 koalas – the annual koala count is a popular community event.

How to get there

Narrandera shares an airport with the neighbouring town of Leeton, Regional Express (REX) offers regular services to Sydney.

A weekly NSW TrainLink Xplorer service operates between Sydney and Griffith, stopping in Narrandera. NSW TrainLink also operate a road coach service from Wagga Wagga to Griffith via Narrandera.

Population

Nearly 4500 people live in Narrandera – the median age of residents is 44 years. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people make up 11% of the population.

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

Healthcare facilities

Narrandera District Hospital is 34-bed public hospital providing emergency, maternity and surgical services. Of the 34 beds, six are day surgery beds and four are bassinets. Wagga Wagga Rural Referral Hospital is a 60 min drive from Narrandera.

There is an Ambulance Service of NSW station in Narrandera.

Accredited GP practices

  • Narrandera Medical Centre

  • Industry

The main industry sectors employing residents of the Narrandera local government area are: grain-sheep or grain-beef cattle farming, meat processing, grain growing, retail, local government administration, aged care residential services and hospitals
  • Childcare

In Narrandera there is long day care option for children from six weeks to school age, preschool for children aged three to six, as well as an out of hours school care facility.
  • Shopping

Narrandera has a Coles and IGA supermarkets, newsagents, discount stores, furniture stores and a number of specialty and boutique stores. It is just over an hour drive to the regional city of Wagga Wagga, that offers extensive shopping opportunities.
  • Places of worship

Places of worship in Narrandera include, Anglican, Catholic, CRC, Presbyterian, Uniting, Salvation Army and Seventh-day Adventist churches. The closest mosque is an hour away in Wagga Wagga.
  • Points of interest

There is lots to do in Narrandera with memorials, water sports on Lake Talbot and nature based activities. Narrandera Bike and Hike offers a range of walking and riding tracks. Narrandera has a busy event calendar with swap meets, farmers markets, rodeos and sporting events. For a bit of fun and in the tradition of Australian ‘big’ things Narrandera has the Big Guitar and the Big Tennis Racquet.
  • Sporting activities

There are a range of sporting facilities and sporting teams in Narrandera including cricket, golf, Australian rules, netball, tennis and bowling. Many of the clubs have their own websites or social media pages and a full listing of facilities and clubs is maintained by Narrandera Shire Council.
  • Community groups and activities

There are numerous community, service and social groups in Narrandera including Landcare, Lions Club and Narrandera Koala Committee. A listing of community organisations can be found in the Narrandera Community Directory.
  • Social media groups

There are a range of social media pages and groups about life in Narrandera, notable pages include I Live in Narrandera, Narrandera Shire Council, Narrandera Arts and Community Centre and Narrandera Buy Swap and Sell.