Living and working in Griffith offers regional city amenities combined with a cosmopolitan shopping and cultural precinct. Renowned for its Italian cuisine, provedores and hospitality, our restaurants are regularly voted in the top 10 eateries in NSW . Griffith is a cultural hub for arts and culture and attracts international and national performers to the Griffith Regional Theatre and Regional Art Gallery, our lifestyle is enviable!
Enjoy world class educational and medical facilities, great restaurants, affordable housing and 10 minutes to get anywhere you need to go – Griffith is a very easy place to live – come and experience it for yourself!
- 5 Major Banks
- Credit Unions
- Real Estate Agents
- Agricultural Machinery
- Post office
- Service Stations
- Car Hire
- Veterinary Clinic
- Swimming Pool
- Tennis Courts
- Golf Course
- Fast Food
Population – Griffith has a population of 26,000, incorporates an area of 1605 sq km
Housing median price - $270,000 (HIA 2014)
Location – Griffith is located 573kms south west from Sydney (90minute flight on REX), 463kms north of Melbourne (40 minute flight on ConnectJet) and 358kms south west from Canberra.
Climate - Griffith is a temperate climate, similar to the Mediterranean and boasting one of the highest number of sunny days with summers averaging 32.2º and winters 14º. Our spring and autumn months are heavenly with average temperatures at 23º. Our annual rainfall is 398mm.
Residential - A competitive buyers market is strengthening, yet still represents great value for money with brand new 4-5 bedroom homes in great locations between $330,000 - $450,000, median house prices are $270,000, Griffith has a mix of 900²m residential blocks in growing areas such as Collina, quarter acre blocks in village locations and 1-3 acre allotments in new subdivisions overlooking Lake Wyangan. Enjoy city living and the feeling of belonging to a tight knit community and the peace of semi rural living overlooking the lake. Blocks of land range from $90,000 up to $130,000 for acreage including most services.
Commercial - Commercial buildings are available for lease or to buy, there is also a number of industrial precincts in Griffith.
Rentals and Investment - Return on investment 5.9% (HIA 2014) for the rental market and is seeing high occupancy rates which are in constant demand. It’s a great time to invest in the housing market in Griffith.
Inspiring Careers - There are incredibly diverse career opportunities in the health sector, finance, retail, professional, teaching, community services, agricultural and processing. There are always jobs to be found in Griffith from high end positions to labour / manual positions.
Catania Fruit Salad Farm – is an amazing pioneering farm in Hanwood that grows just about every conceivable fruit. Enjoy a farm tour, understand the ingenious irrigation system our City was developed around and sample the local produce made from the farms fruits.
Pioneer Park – is a walk in the past of our tough pioneers, the equipment they used and their way of life is preserved at Pioneer Park which is an interactive walk back in time. Explore replica cottages, bars and shops of what life was like in the early 1920’s.
Lake Wyangan – is a man made lake in which locals enjoy sailing, skiing, picnicking and camping, it’s a great place to relax and unwind.
Wineries - Griffith is home to McWilliams Wines, De Bortoli Wines, Casella Wines, Westend Estate, Warburn, Berton Vineyards, Yarran Estate, TWG, Wickham Hill Winery, Melange, Gum Creek Estate and The Griffith Winery, come and sample a wine or two.
Griffith Regional Theatre
Griffith Regional Theatre is a constant hive of activity with local, national and international performances, it is also the region’s largest and busiest performing arts centre. Since 1987, Griffith Regional Theatre has played a leading role in showcasing the best of the performing arts along with leading educational and community engagement programs.
Griffith Regional Art Gallery
The Griffith Regional Art Gallery opened in 1983 and resides in the culturally significant 1939 Art Deco War Memorial Hall. The Gallery owns several collections including the Couture Collection, (a unique set of Australian designed fashion apparel of nearly 250 pieces from fashion designers John Claringbold and Ross Weymouth) and the National Contemporary Jewellery Collection.
Education and Schools
Griffith has twelve Government primary schools, two Catholic Primary Schools, two Government High Schools and one Catholic College. Early childhood centre’s feature prominently with eleven playgroups, four pre-schools, five long term day care centre’s and family day care and after school centre’s.
Higher Education has a strong culture in Griffith with Riverina Institute TAFE – including integrated University pathways in partnership with Charles Sturt University and Griffith City Council in Early Childcare, Business Studies and Nursing. Griffith is also home to the Western Riverina Community College.
Sport brings the community together and Griffith residents are sports mad and spoilt for choice with our facilities which include;
- Beautiful sporting grounds for touch football, hockey and soccer
- New beech volleyball court
- Basketball Stadium
- City gyms and indoor pools
- Tennis Courts
- Cricket fields
- AFL, ARL, Rugby Union
- Netball Courts
- Go Kart course
- Bocce courts and Bowls greens
- Sailing Club and speed boating facilities at Lake Wyangan
- Gun Clubs
- Golf course
- Griffith Aeroclub training facility
- Dalton Park Racecourse and Trotting Track
Health and Medical
Griffith is a major centre for medical, dental and hospital facilities, servicing a population of 50,000. Griffith Base Hospital is a training ground for medical students from University of NSW, Wollongong University and the University of Newcastle. The hospital has Regional Imaging services, midwifery and obstetrician, diabetes, pathology, children’s ward and specialist paediatricians, surgeons and a surgical program, cancer clinic, physio, dental, radiography, emergency and intensive care units. Griffith has 22 General Practitioners, a Community Health Centre, Griffith Aboriginal Medical Centre, six Pharmacies, two optometrists, physiotherapists, nuclear diagnostic imaging services, radiology, Chiropractors and masseuse.
Festivals & Attractions
There is plenty to see and do in Griffith including a state of the art new 4 cinema complex, bowling alley, winery tastings, cultural trails, events and activities. Boutique shops and chain stores, Griffith also has an impressive shopping centre. There are a number of clubs, theatrical groups, and artist retreats to pique your interest as well as National Parks, walking tracks, some great picnic, camping and fishing spots. Check out these fantastic popular annual events.
La Festa (Easter Saturday) – annual festival celebrating our diverse cultures, food and wine – great entertainment, food and wine stalls, street parade
Unwined (June long weekend) - Our 12 wineries offer wine sampling and accompanying food as well as great entertainment for all ages.)
Festival delle Salsicce (Festival of the Sausage – August) - Salami is a hotly contested and competitive traditional Italian annual event and this festival celebrates salami and good wines, the best salami’s are judged by a panel of judges, this is a great day out for family and friends and is a very popular event.
Festival of Gardens – (October) - Griffith is home to some of the best gardens and divine roses, every year this event becomes more popular with 10-12 gardens open to public viewing.
Griffith is centrally located to major metropolitan and regional cities and has a number of coach services, daily REX flights to Sydney, as well as a Countrylink service to Sydney, Melbourne and Canberra. Griffith is two hours from Wagga Wagga and 2.5 hrs from Albury – both EVO CITIES. The City of Griffith has a fleet of Taxis and town bus services which links most suburbs to the CBD.
Griffith has a diverse shopping centre including boutique stores, national and international stores as well as Target, Big W, major supermarkets including Coles, 2 Woolworths and 3 IGA stores, a shopping strip along Banna Avenue, a tree lined street that offers free street parking, as well as two Plaza’s with food courts and plenty of shopping including fashion clothing, shoes, sporting, camping, a Bunnings Warehouse, great café’s and restaurants, bars, nightclubs and clubs, homewares, banks, fast food outlets such as McDonalds, KFC, Red Rooster and Eagle Boys.
Things to See & Do
Coming for a weekend visit?
Try these must do suggestions to make the most of your visit.
9.00am Arrive Griffith Visitors Centre to view Griffith DVD
9.30am View Griffith DVD, Interpretive Display Centre, Stained Glass Window and get a copy of Self Drive Tour.
9.30am Depart on Self Drive Tour (Commentary including taking you to Griffith’s main points of interest.)
10.30am Depart for Riverina Grove
10.45am Arrive at Riverina Grove (Local Gourmet Food Factory) for tastings
12 Noon Depart for Banna Avenue - Lunch
12.10pm Arrive at Banna Avenue and enjoy lunch at one of our many café’s.
1.10pm Walk to the Griffith Art Gallery and War Memorial Museum to view latest exhibitions
1.10pm Arrive at the Griffith Regional Art Gallery and War Memorial Museum
1.45pm Depart for Griffith Regional Theatre
2.00pm Griffith Regional Theatre replace curtain visit with …View the Griffith Regional Theatre Mosaics and then move onto the Griffith City Park and Community Gardens just 2mins away.
2.30pm Depart for Winery
2.45pm Arrive at Winery for tastings (Westend Estate)
3.45pm Depart for Belle Amour Garden
4.00pm Arrive at Belle Amour Garden for a look at a beautiful Private Garden and Afternoon Tea.Cost: $10.00 inc. Afternoon Tea
5.00pm Depart for Motel / Free time exploring the city.
6.00pm Dinner at one of our fabulous restaurants.
9.00am Depart for Lookouts and Hermits Cave
9.10am Arrive at Lookouts and Hermits Cave
10.00am Depart for Pioneer Park Museum and Italian Museum (Historical Museum of our Pioneering Days set in Natural Bushland)
10.05am Arrive at Pioneer Park and Italian Museum. Cost: Payable to Pioneer Park Museum – Adults $10.00, Pensioners/Students over 15 $8.00, $6.00 school children, under 5 Free.
12 Noon Depart for Lake Wyangan for Picnic Lunch
12.10pm Arrive at Lake Wyangan for packed picnic lunch and view wildlife enclosures
1.00pm Depart for Catania Fruit Salad Farm Tour
1.20pm Arrive at Catania Fruit Salad Farm for tour of a mixed horticultural and nut farm. Cost: $10.00 Adults, Children Free.
3.00pm Depart for Winery
3.15pm Arrive at Winery for Tasting (McWilliams Wines)
4.15pm Depart for Motel / Free time exploring the city.