Wagga Wagga is a major regional centre, with excellent transport links.
Wagga Wagga (informally called Wagga) is NSW’s largest inland city and is located halfway between Sydney and Melbourne.
It is an important agricultural, military, and transport hub of Australia and serves as a major regional centre for the Riverina and South West Slopes regions.
Wagga has an airport offering daily flights to Sydney and Melbourne, with flight times of just over one hour.
The Sydney – Melbourne railway line passes through Wagga with twice daily services.
The major sources of employment in Wagga are:
- Healthcare and Social Assistance
- Public Administration and Safety
- Education and training
Wagga Wagga Hospital is B1 peer grouped Major group 1 Hospital. It is one the busiest rural referral Hospitals in NSW, with about 23,000 separations, 850 births and 9000 operations (including day procedures) each year. It has 315 beds including a 10 ‘bed’ Hospital in the Home service, 32 same day surgical beds, 14 renal dialysis chairs, and 13 bassinets. The facility provides medical, surgical, paediatric, obstetric, rehabilitation, and gazetted mental health acute and sub-acute inpatient services. Specialties include: cardiovascular, gastroenterology, renal medicine, obstetrics, orthopaedics, psychiatry and paediatrics. It also provides a full range of allied health services and support services.
Riverina Day Surgery is a free standing multipurpose day surgery centre which has 12 first stage recovery beds, 10 2nd stage recovery chairs, and IVF Lab and operating rooms.
There is an Ambulance Service of NSW station in Wagga Wagga.
Estella Medical & Dental Centre
Glenrock Country Practice - Tanda Place
Glenrock Country Practice - The Rock
Kincaid Street Medical & Dental Centre
Kooringal Medical Centre
Morgan Street Health Care Clinic
Peter Street Medical Centre
Riverina Medical & Dental Aboriginal Corporation
St George Family Medical Centre - Wagga Wagga
Trail Street Medical Centre
Trinity Medical Centre-Wagga Wagga
Wagga Wagga Medical Centre
Wagga Wagga is home to thousands of students and recruits visiting the city for training at institutions such as Charles Sturt University (CSU), the University of NSW, University of Notre Dame, TAFE NSW – Riverina Institute, Australian Airline Pilot Academy and two major Defence Training Centres at Kapooka (Australian Army) and RAAF Forest Hill (Royal Australian Airforce).
With over 20 primary schools, eight secondary schools there are lots of excellent educational opportunities available for children.
For young families the Wagga region offers a wide range of options suitable for children from 6 weeks to school aged, for occasional care, long day care, family day care and pre-school.
As a major regional centre Wagga is a shopper’s delight.
It features several larger shopping precincts featuring most of the well-known national chains including Coles, Woolworths, Aldi, Myer, Kmart, Target, Big W, Harvey Norman and Officeworks.
The city also boasts a wide variety of unique retail outlets where you will find everything from stylish boutiques to homewares and antiques.
There are many places of worship located in Wagga Wagga including Anglican, Baptist, Catholic, Islamic, Uniting and Presbyterian.
Social Media Groups
Wagga Indian Community
House to Rent in Wagga Wagga
Wagga Daily Advertiser
Wagga Wagga Neighbourhood Watch
Wagga Wagga Buy Swap and Sell
Wagga Wagga Buy Swap & Sell Group
Australia Day Celebrations (January)
Riverina Classic Fishing Competition (February)
Riverina BMW Wagga Wagga Food and Wine Festival (March)
Stone the Crows Festival (April)
Wagga Wagga Veteran and Vintage Motor Club Annual Rally (June)
Comedy Fest: Wagga Wagga (June)
Craft Alive (July)
Wagga Wagga Trail Marathon (August)
MTB Wagga 6 hour Enduro (September)
MG Car Club of Wagga Wagga – Gathering of the Faithful (September)
Wagga Lake, Run, Ride (September)
Taste of Riverina Food Festival (September)
Gears and Beers Festival (October)
Points of Interest
As NSW’s largest inland city and one of the ‘top family friendly’ cities in Australia, Wagga Wagga boasts a rich range of cultural experiences and a strong sporting culture. It offers a myriad of activities to enjoy, including a wonderful selection of restaurants, cafes, markets and wineries, as well as a variety of galleries and museums. Wagga Wagga is home to three theatres and more than six theatre troupes and as a town is renowned for its parks and award-winning gardens. Recreational pursuits are also in abundance with all football codes, netball, hockey, swimming, equestrian, tennis and golf just some of the options available to the sporting enthusiast.