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Located in the middle of the Hay Plains, the flattest place in the southern hemisphere, Hay Shire is the perfect combination of history and modern-day life.

Hay Shire has a rich history – incorporating First Nations people, pioneering agriculture, the Cobb & Co Coach, as well as rail and river boat transport. Hay is not just a town, it is a community, with the people of Hay being the community’s greatest asset.

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Hay Shire Council

13. Hay :: GEOCADDER
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Rachel Whiting - CEO/Director RDA Riverina
02 5924 5861

Hay Shire Council

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Industries & Opportunities

The Hay Shire is recognized for its Merino sheep and wool industry as well as agricultural and horticultural industries, with a wide range of commercial crops such as rice, corn, and wheat, as well as lettuce, rockmelon, broccoli, grapes, and garlic are all grown and distributed from the area. Hay Shire is centrally located to transport this produce to markets in Melbourne, Canberra Sydney, and Adelaide.  

In recent years, Hay has seen a boom in tourism, which has led to increased opportunities in both the retail and hospitality industries.  It should be noted that many new businesses have been established in Hay over the recent years, due to businesses uncovering the potential of the region.

As such, there are many employment opportunities available for those making the move to Hay, with main opportunities available in the agricultural, hospitality, retail, and service sectors.

Towns & Villages

Hay, Booligal , Booroorban, and Maude.

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Jobs in This Region

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Assistant In Nursing - Hay (Incentives Offered)
This position qualifies for incentives under the NSW Rural Health Workforce Incentive Scheme , including an initial attraction and relocation payment of up to $20,000, and up to $10,000 each year after (incentive value is dependent on full-time equivalent, position and location). Find out more here Employment Type : Full Time, Part Time and Casual opportunities available Position Classification: Assistant in Nursing Remuneration: $50,336.67 - $55,225.80 per annum, pro rata (+ super + 17.5% leave loading where applicable) Hours per Week: up to 38 Requisition ID: REQ492654 Applications Close: 26 June 2024 Vaccination Category: A Outstanding Experience. Infinite Opportunities. Here in the Riverina, we treasure your skills and experience and we’re ready to roll out the red carpet to welcome you to town. We’ve prepared oodles of goodies to help you move and settle in, including: Up to $20k attraction and relocation payment + $10k rolling annual bonus (incentive value dependent on full-time equivalent, position and location). Find out more here! Salary packaging up to $20,600 per annum tax free for living expenses! Take advantage of novated leasing a new car! Relocation assistance and accommodation support considerations Subsidised gym and leisure centre membership for you and your family Free confidential counselling services for you and your family Craving a fresh start somewhere new and actually interesting? Join the incredible team in the Murrumbidgee District. Jump in at a comfort level that suits you: from state-of-the-art hospital that will remind you of the city, to small multi-disciplinary health facility where you literally get to do it all. No matter where you choose, your learning will be nurtured and you’ll be well supported to operate at the top of your scope. And don’t worry - there are already oodles of friendly people here to welcome you: at work, in local clubs, at the pub, and down at the river! There’s heaps to show your family when they come to visit, which is a breeze - you’ll be central to Sydney, Melbourne and Canberra. (You can always pop home for the weekend on a quick flight if you find a break in your social calendar!) Want to know more about the community of Hay? Visit us here About Your Role We are seeking a passionate and person-centred Assistant in Nursing to work alongside the nursing team to assist in the provision of quality care services to patients within our facility. You will work in a professional and efficient manner, demonstrating an empathetic response to the needs of patients. Receiving direction, guidance, and monitoring from the nursing team, you will retain responsibility for your own tasks and remain accountable to the RN. Successful candidates must have completed Certificate III (or higher) in Health Services Assistance for or have completed 1 or more years training as an undergraduate nursing student. Candidates applying for a position in an aged care facility must have completed Certificate III in Individual Support. Learn more about the role and requirements here. Upgrade Your Career and Lifestyle at MLHD Your application will require you to include a resume and cover letter outlining your skills and experience and why you are a good fit for this position. Go on, you’ve earned a promotion, a world-class workplace, inspiring colleagues, award-winning staff and patient programs - all wrapped up in a rich tapestry of cultural treasures. Contact Mardi Lucas, Nurse Unit Manager - Hay on 02 6990 8700 or now for a confidential chat. MLHD is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourage all suitably qualified applicants to apply, including Aboriginal People and people from racial, ethnic, or ethno-religious minority groups and people with disability. #RuralHealthIncentives .
Wed, 05 Jun
Hay, 2711, NSW
Experienced Casual Cosmetics Merchandiser - Hay & Surrounds , Nsw
Seeking experienced Cosmetics Merchandiser- Hay & Surrounds, NSW It would suit someone that is looking for a extra work and can pick up some other Merchandising jobs here and there. Are you an experienced MERCHANDISER and looking for regular extra hours? Are you able to merchandise stock according to planograms? Are you a reliable worker with attention to detail? Do you have a smart phone or tablet for reporting and taking and sending photographs of displays? Do you have access to a computer and colour printer to print out instructions? Are you meticulous about responding to phone calls, text messages and emails? Do you have your own reliable transportation? Only if you answered honestly yes to ALL of the above questions, send your CV now to [Email address hidden]. Job Type: Casual Pay: $35.00 per hour Schedule: Monday to Friday No weekends Application Question(s): When are you available to start? Experience: Merchandising: 1 year (Preferred) Work Location: In person Job Type: Casual Pay: $35.00 per hour Schedule: No weekends Application Question(s): When are you available to start? Experience: Merchandising: 1 year (Preferred) Work Location: In person
Sat, 01 Jun
Hay, 2711, NSW
Roller / Dumpy Operator
Roller / Swivel Dumpy Operator Position - HAY Looking for an operator who is ticketed with both Roller (smooth drum) and Dumpy If you are reliable and hold a great work ethic then we would love to hear from you Start date: 27th May $38/hr as well as daily travel and OT and penalty rates Must have White Card and Roller and Dumpy tickets For more information please call 0405 034 922 or 0405 539 243 Job Type: Casual Pay: $38.00 per hour Schedule: Day shift Licence/Certification: White Card (Required) Roller Ticket (Required) Work Authorisation: Australia (Required) Work Location: In person Expected Start Date: 27/05/2024
Tue, 21 May
Hay, 2711, NSW
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Hay Shire has a rich history – incorporating First Nations people, pioneering agriculture, the Cobb & Co Coach, as well as rail and river boat transport. Hay is not just a town, it is a community, with the people of Hay are the community’s greatest asset.

Hay is a town that is strongly connected to its history and proud of its past. This is evident when you see the number of museums that Hay has to offer. These historical stories of Hay’s past are showcased in the FIVE museums in Hay (Bishop's Lodge Historic House, Dunera Museum, Hay Gaol Museum, Hay War Memorial High School Museum and Shear Outback - Australian Shearers Hall of Fame).

Dunera Museum - Credit: Destination NSW
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Recreation & Arts

There are many options on offer when it comes to sport, culture and recreation in Hay. Sport is an excellent opportunity for all members of the community - both young and old - to meet new people and while enjoying the health benefits of exercise.

Sports currently available in Hay include (but are not limited to) - basketball, cricket, dancing, netball, and rugby league.  There are many events hosted in Hay and its surrounding districts throughout the year that draw visitors from far and wide, including: Carrathool Races, Hay Rodeo, Hay Show and Booligal Sheep Races.  

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