Worrigee is a suburb situated to the east of South Nowra.
Worrigee has a population of 4,553 and is comprised of approximately 52% females and 48% males. It has an indigenous population of 276 (6.1%) and the median age is 31.
Worrigee is a suburb in the South Coast region of New South Wales. It is located 2hrs 30mins south of Sydney and only 25 minutes from beautiful Jervis Bay.
The closest airport to Worrigee is Sydney airport (2 hours 20 minutes).
Regular City Rail train services are available departing Sydney from Central Station and heading south to Bomaderry where the South Coast line ends.
The major sources of employment in Worrigee are:
• Public administration and safety
• Health care and social assistance
• Retail trade
• Accommodation and food services
Shoalhaven District Memorial Hospital (13min to the north of Worrigee) is a busy acute care facility which provides emergency care, medical, surgical and orthopaedic services to around 22,000 patients each year. The Hospital has an Intensive Care Unit that incorporates High Dependency and Coronary Care beds. As well as these clinical services, the hospital has a busy Obstetric Unit and Children’s Ward.
Shoalhaven District Memorial Hospital is affiliated with the University of Wollongong and the University of NSW. This hospital is fully accredited by the Australian Council on Healthcare Standards (ACHS).
Nowra/Worrigee is supported by an ambulance service.
The Nowra/Worrigee region has four primary schools, five high schools. And a TAFE Institute.
There are 21 pre-schools, day care and child care centres in the Nowra region
Nowra, just north of Worrigee, is home to a number of supermarkets including Coles, Woolworths, Aldi and IGA and major retail outlets including Target, K Mart, Cotton On, Spotlight, Officeworks and Barbeques Galore. The Stockland Shopping Centre houses many well-known stores and brands.
There are a number of places of worship in Nowra including Catholic, Anglican, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latterday Saints, Baptist and Uniting. The nearest Buddhist Temple (Nan Tien) is in Berkeley (1 hour from Nowra) and the closest Muslim Mosque (Omar Mosque) is in Gwynneville (1 hour from Nowra).
Nowra region sporting clubs include:
Bomaderry Australian Football Club
Albatross Rugby League Football Club
Nowra Shoalhaven Touch Association
Shoalhaven Rugby Union Club
Shoalhaven City Soccer Club
Shoalhaven Basketball Association
Nowra Cricket Club
Shoalhaven Hockey Association
Nowra Netball Club
Albatross Water Polo Club
Nowra Cycle Club
Shoalhaven equestrian clubs (various)
Nowra Sport Fishing Club
Jervis Bay Divers Club
Nowra Sailing Club
Other sporting activities available include: Surf Life Saving, Surfing, Swimming, Water Skiing, Archery, Athletics, Bowling, Croquet, Gold, Gymnastics, Martial Arts, Shooting, and Squash.
Key Annual Events
Prosperity in the Park (to promote community harmony and connect neighbours)
Welcome to Nowra Pub Golf Crawl
Points of Interest
The Shoalhaven has well established and colourful weekend markets and Nowra/Worrigee is no exception, with monthly Artisans markets at the City Art Gallery, and the increasingly popular Twilight Markets during summer on the grass outside the Entertainment Centre. The local area grows bountiful produce, with commercial vegetable gardens adjoining the city and hard-to-beat local seafood available in town. The Shoalhaven City Arts Centre houses an ever changing array of excellent works by local artists and Nowra has a strong sports orientation so there’s plenty to do whatever your interest. Surprising to many is Nowra’s growing list of local wineries, now winning awards nationally and producing excellent vintages.