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.
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.
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.
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 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.