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Cootamundra-Gundagai Regional Council

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Cootamundra-Gundagai Regional Council is located in the eastern Riverina region with easy access to both the Hume and Olympic Highways. Cootamundra-Gundagai Regional Council offers a vibrant rural lifestyle in a beautiful, natural, open environment.

The area provides services and support to a community of approximately 11,500 people, including residents of our two main towns Cootamundra and Gundagai, as well as the villages of Adjungbilly, Coolac, Muttama, Nangus, Stockinbingal, Tumblong and Wallendbeen.

Cootamundra-Gundagai residents enjoy the benefits of a rural lifestyle, space, fresh air and liveability – with the reassurance of other services, airports and medical professional services just a short commute away in Wagga Wagga or Canberra.

Towns & Villages

Cootamundra and Gundagai, as well as the villages of Adjungbilly, Coolac, Muttama, Nangus, Stockinbingal, Tumblong and Wallendbeen.

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Cootamundra-Gundagai Regional Council

05. Cootamundra Gundagai :: GEOCADDER
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Casey Polsen - Tourism & Economic Development Officer
1300 459 689
81 Wallendoon Street, Cootamundra NSW 2590

Cootamundra-Gundagai Regional Council

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Bus & Train


  • Firefly Express offers coach services to Sydney, Melbourne, and Adelaide.
  • V-Line provides an economical combined coach and rail service to Canberra and Melbourne.
  • Coach services to Cootamundra or Wagga Wagga connect residents to Trainlink Rail Services to Sydney and Melbourne.
  • Tickets available at the Gundagai Visitor Information Centre.

Wagga Wagga Airport, a 45-minute drive away, provides excellent long-term parking for extended trips.


  • Located on the main Sydney-Melbourne train line with twice daily services.
  • Tickets available from Trainlink or Cootamundra Railway Station.

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Industries & Opportunities

Cootamundra offers employment opportunities from professional trades, medical, retail, technologies to small businesses and industries.

Opportunities also exist for employment in farming, retail and trade industries.

Major employers in Gundagai include Gundagai Meat Processors, Lynch Engineering and the Cootamundra-Gundagai Regional Council.

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Proactive Services Cleaning & Trolley Collection Team Member - Woolworths Gundagai Pt
Cleaning and Trolley Collection Team Member - Woolworths Gundagai Be part of our cleaning and trolley collection team Part time contracts available, with flexibility to work early mornings (starting at 10am) or late nights (finishing at 10pm), including weekends Start your career journey with a company that has endless opportunities Welcome to the Proactive Services Team Here at Woolies, we have a team called Proactive Services that ensures trolleys are available to use and that our stores are in pristine condition - this enables our Customers (and your colleagues) to experience an environment that is hygienically clean to work and shop in. You'll work side-by-side with your team whilst bringing a little good to everyone, every day. What you’ll do As a Team Member, you will be responsible for completing specific cleaning tasks on a schedule, collecting trolleys, and supporting the store with waste processing routines. To help you with this, you will be fully trained to operate a variety of equipment and will have access to tools that make your job easier and safer. Complete tasks allocated to you in the daily planner such as sweeping the shop floor, cleaning walls, bathrooms, trolley bays and team room and emptying bins Collecting trolleys on foot from the car park and surrounding areas Work across departments to deliver specific cleaning needs Help our customers in store by answering questions or providing directions What you’ll bring You’ll bring an ambitious mindset, a love of retail, and a passion to grow your career in the cleaning and trolley collection space and beyond. Physical fitness is essential for this role, as it involves physically demanding tasks. The ability to comfortably handle the physical requirements of the role is crucial to ensure success and maintain a safe working environment Ability to stand for long periods and lift loads between 5-10kgs Flexibility to work in different environments such as the shop floor, fridges, freezers and carparks Availability to work across Monday-Sunday and shifts starting from 6am or 5pm A good eye for cleanliness and small details Note: Woolworths Group is an inclusive, team-first company committed to breaking down institutional barriers that keep people from reaching their potential. If you meet some, but not all of the requirements above, we urge you to please still submit your application. What you’ll experience Our Team Members are at the heart of everything we do and we’re always looking for ways to support your career journey and reward great work: A range of programs to help you prioritise and manage your wellbeing, including 24/7 access to the Sonder app Partnership with Good Shepherd Australia New Zealand to support your Financial Wellbeing We’re recognised as a great employer: WGEA Employer of Choice for Gender Equality Work180 Endorsed Employer for all women Australian Workplace Equality Index for LGBTQ workplace inclusion Grow with the Group As an inclusive, team-first company, our people are at the core of everything we do. We care deeply about creating a workplace where our team members feel valued, respected and empowered. We are committed to providing equal opportunity regardless of gender identity, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation or life stage. We are proud to be recognised as a Gold Tier Employer in the Australian Workplace Equality Index for LGBTQ+ inclusion and as an Employer of Choice for Gender Equality by the Workplace Gender Equality Agency. As our Group continues to evolve, innovate and support our communities, we encourage our team members to do the same with their own careers, by providing ongoing opportunities to grow and make a real difference. We value flexibility, and encourage our team members to work in ways that meet their work/life commitments and support their wellbeing. We work hard to create a safe and inclusive environment for all, and most importantly, we're all about creating better experiences – for our customers and for each other. We’d love to hear from You If you meet a number of the requirements, but not all, we encourage you to submit your application. You can learn more about working with us on LinkedIn . Our Talent Acquisition Team and Hiring Leaders kindly request no unsolicited resumes or approaches from Recruitment Agencies. Woolworths Group is not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited resumes.
Wed, 17 Apr
Gundagai, 2722, NSW
Console Operator/Kitchen Hand
We are looking for enthusiastic and engaging team members who are passionate about providing excellent service to our customers to join our team!  We are looking for someone in a casual roll that can work mostly 4.30-am-12pm with the opportunity to pick up shifts in other times. This will also include weekend work. For a successful applicant must- · Be willing to do Morning shifts 4.30am-12pm · Have experience in customer service · Have experience in coffee and food preparation · Able to work in a fast pace environment For a successful applicant you will receive - · Inhouse training provided. · Supportive, diverse, and inclusive work environment · Supportive and inclusive team environment · Competitive Remuneration and staff benefits · Ongoing training provided · Generous employee discounts & uniform provided · Friendly, motivating and rewarding team environment · Be part of an energetic and fun team while delivering exceptional service Summary of role requirements: Looking for candidates available to work:Monday: Morning Tuesday: Morning Wednesday: Morning Thursday: Morning Friday: Morning Saturday: Morning Sunday: Morning 2-3 years of relevant work experience required for this role Working rights required for this role Expected salary: $32 per hour
Thu, 04 Apr
Cootamundra, 2590, NSW
Linehaul Drivers
Transport / Logistics / Drivers Driver NSW Other Permanent / Full Time Weekend work with run to Adelaide Competitive rates of pay Largest transporter of fresh produce in Australia About Lindsay Transport: With over 65 years experience, The Lindsay Group, proudly operates an extensive national logistics network across various locations covering regional communities. Lindsay Transport is the largest transporter of fresh produce in Australia, specialising in temperature and time sensitive freight into Central Markets and major Grocery Distribution Centres to help our customers best meet their national supply chain needs. Today we employ over 1600 exceptional individuals, with roughly 35% based in Regional Australia, and together we service over 2 million tonnes of temperature-controlled freight annually across the country. About the role: Lindsay Transport is currently seeking Linehaul Drivers to join the team based in Cootamundra. This run will be to Adelaide and return back to Cootamundra predominantly on weekends. Two trips per week leave… Click here to view more detail / apply for Linehaul Drivers
Sat, 06 Apr
Cootamundra, 2590, NSW
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First Nations peoples have lived in the area for at least 50,000 years. The Murrumbidgee River was a major source of food for the Wiradjuri people of the region. Gundagai was a major thoroughfare and river crossing place. Clan groups of Wiradjuri people from the areas of Narrandera, Wagga Wagga and Cootamundra would join the locals for ceremony, trade and to gather food.

In November each year people would pass through Gundagai on the way to the high country east of Tumut to feast on great aggregations of Bogong moths and to participate in ceremony.

The Cootamundra Domestic Training Home for Aboriginal Girls (also known as Bimbadeen), is located north east of the town of Cootamundra. The centre was operated and run by the New South Wales Aborigines Welfare Board from the times between 1911 to 1968 to provide training to girls ‘forcibly’ taken from their families under the Aborigines Protection Act (1909).

These girls were apart of the Stolen Generations, and were not allowed any contact with their families, being trained to work as domestic servants.

Prince Alfred Bridge, Gundagai, during the 1900 flood. Credit: Gundagai Historic Bridges Inc & National Library of Australia
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Gundagai, Wagga Wagga and Surrounds Campaign. Credit: Lean Timms
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Recreation & Arts

In Cootamundra, sport is played all year round with sport for all ages. There are also lots of community groups to get involved in. Gundagai presents a variety of sport and leisure opportunities including field sports and water sports such as canoeing, kayaking and freshwater fishing.

Check out Gundagai Neighbourhood Centre Website for more.

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