As the largest inland city in NSW and regional centre for the Riverina, Wagga Wagga offers the best of city, regional and rural lifestyle.
Wagga Wagga is located halfway between Sydney (460 km or 5 hr drive) and Melbourne (450km or 4 hr 45 min drive).
Located on the banks of the Murrumbidgee River, Wagga Wagga is a vibrant city with a great food and wine scene, active sporting clubs and cultural groups, and has its proud heritage on display.
Wagga Wagga Airport is serviced by Regional Express (Rex), JetGo and QantasLink offering flights to Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane.
The Sydney – Melbourne railway line passes through Wagga Wagga with twice daily services.
More than 48,000 people live in Wagga Wagga – the median age of residents is 36 years. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people make up 6% of the population.
Wagga Wagga Rural Referral Hospital is the largest referral hospital within Greater Southern Area Health Service, it is also one of the busiest rural referral hospitals in NSW, with about 36,000 admissions in 2017. With more than 300 beds it provides medical, surgical, maternity, paediatric, community health and rehabilitation services for residents across the region. It also provides a full range of allied health services and support services.
Calvary Riverina Hospital is a 100-bed private hospital and includes the Calvary Riverina SurgiCentre for day surgery. Riverina Day Surgery provides a wide range of specialist surgical services it has 12 first stage recovery beds, 10 second stage recovery chairs, three operating theatres and an IVF lab.
There is an Ambulance Service of NSW station in Wagga Wagga.