Travel the world wherever you go and people have heard the name “Wagga Wagga” – the city rich in opportunity, choice, learning and environment; the city where paths cross, where people meet.
Wagga Wagga, NSW’s largest and fastest growing inland city with over 60,000 residents is a thriving, innovative, connected community, on the banks of the Murrumbidgee.
The city’s cultural scene is thriving with galleries, theatres and museums featuring collections of works by artists of national and international acclaim. Our streets are lined with works of art designed specifically to enhance the urban environment and every weekend provides an opportunity to see and hear the latest exhibitions and productions.
We are an innovative city of learning
We are an innovative city of learning with Charles Sturt University (CSU), the University of NSW, University of Notre Dame and TAFE NSW Riverina Institute campuses based in the area. Wagga is the centre of aviation training and the home of recruit training for the Australian Army and Royal Australian Air Force and specialist training for all three armed services.
Wagga Wagga’s location provides a perfect connection point with the rest of the country and the world. Industry such as manufacturing, agriculture, food production, meat processing are well catered for as well as emerging industries based on environmental sustainability.
Median house price - $292,000
Key employment prospects - Medical & allied health, aviation, education & training, engineering, construction, retail, property & business services, public sector and hospitality
Key Business opportunities - Professional and technical services, aviation, transport & storage, manufacturing, medical and dental services, trade and construction, retail
Schools - 20 primary schools (13 public and 7 private); 8 secondary schools (3 public, 5 private), specialist education facilities and a variety of early education services
Tertiary education - Charles Sturt University, University of NSW Rural Clinical School, University of Notre Dame Rural Clinical School, TAFE NSW – Riverina Institute, Riverina Community College, Adult Education School and Australian Airline Pilot Academy
Retail services - 7 suburban shopping centres, 2 urban malls, bulky goods outlets, national and international franchises and independent boutiques
Leisure and dining - A number of restaurants specialise in regional produce and are recipients of hospitality awards. You’ll never go hungry or thirsty with a range of outlets to suit every taste and budget with over 100 pubs, clubs, restaurants and cafes
Support services - 2 major hospitals (Wagga Base Hospital and Calvary Private Hospital), medical imaging, day surgery, numerous General, Dental and Specialist Medical Services, aged care facilities
Climate - Wagga experiences four distinct seasons - hot summers, warm springs, fresh autumns and frosty winters. The temperature range reflects the diversity of seasons with averages of 14-32 in summer and 3-14 in winter. Annual mean rainfall of 572mm
Population - 62,904