Wee Waa is Australia's Cotton Capital and although it has a small population, it plays an important and integral role for many small surrounding communities.
The population of Wee Waa is 2,089 of which 49.2% are females and 50.8% are males. There are 396 (17.7%) Indigenous people residing in Wee Waa and the median age is 36.
Wee Waa is located in the Hunter, New England and Central Coast Primary Health Network (HNECCPHN). This fact sheet provides an overview of the community profile for the HNECCPHN.
Wee Waa is a town located on the north-western slopes of the New England region on the Namoi River. It is 30 minutes north-west of Narrabri and 1 hour 30 minutes south of Moree.
Wee Waa is the oldest town in the Namoi Valley with distinctive architecture, such as the Imperial Hotel and the Court House.
Wee Waa does not have an air service, however, Moree (90 minutes to the north) offers multiple daily flights to and from Sydney.
NSW TrainLink operates a daily Explorer passenger service each way between Sydney and Moree, through Boggabri and Narrabri.
The major sources of employment in Wee Waa are:
- Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing
- Health Care and Social Assistance
- Education and Training
- Transport, Postal and Warehousing
Wee Waa Community Hospital is a 22 bed acute bed facility serviced by a 24 hour emergency department and provides stabilisation and transfer as required, medical admissions, paediatric admissions as appropriate deemed by GP in liaison with a paediatrician.
Community Health services in the area include nursing services, early childhood services, Aboriginal maternal and infant health service, cardiac rehabilitation service and asthma education.
The closest district hospital is Moree Hospital, which is a 90 minute drive from Wee Waa and is a 52 bed hospital that provides a wide range of services.
There is an Ambulance Service of NSW station in Wee Waa.
Wee Waa offers family day care and pre-school services.
Wee Waa has an IGA supermarket and many other retail outlets, ranging from clothing, electrical, pharmacies, gift shops, cafes and eateries.
Narrabri (30 minutes from Wee Waa) features several most of the well-known national chains including Coles and FoodWorks supermarket, Target, Rockmans, Video Ezy, Toyworld, Cazy Clark’s and Repco.
Place of worship in Wee Waa include Anglican, Catholic and Presbyterian Churches. Additional options are available in the nearby town of Narrabri.
Wee Waa has a swimming pool, 9-hole golf course, bowling club, tennis courts, a modern sporting complex and a multi-function Sports Complex.
Narrabri, which is a 30 minute drive from Wee Waa offers sporting and recreational clubs, shopping, markets, music, ten pin bowling, art and events and much more.