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Willbriggie Regional Park. Credit: Murrumbidgee Council

Life is just better in the Murrumbidgee, no matter if you choose to live in one of our three diverse towns of Coleambally, Darlington Point or Jerilderie, on a larger rural lot just minutes from town or on the wide open plains on surrounding farmlands.

Whether you are bringing a young family, enjoying retirement, or somewhere in between, you will find a tremendous range of services and facilities. The hustle and bustle of city life is a thing of the past. There’s time to take a breath, settle into the serenity and enjoy the many new friendships and good times that are heading your way.

Towns & Villages

Coleambally, Jerilderie, Darlington Point

The Coffee Nest, Coleambally. Credit: Murrumbidgee Council
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Murrumbidgee Council

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Kellie Dissegna - Economic & Tourism Development Manager
1300 676 243
PO Box 5, Darlington Point NSW 2706

Murrumbidgee Council

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Sales Quarter - SEP 22


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Rent Quarter - MAR 23

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6h 44m

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4h 31m

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Bus, Train, Airport



  • From Melbourne: Shepparton Line with Coach Service
  • From Sydney: Echuca with Coach Service by TransportNSW


NSW TrainLink:

  • Jerilderie (Routes 733/734)

Bus, Train, Airport
Wheat Crop, Coleambally. Credit: Murrumbidgee Council
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Industries & Opportunities

Agriculture is the cornerstone of our economy. Whatever the season, you will see our farmers busy growing and harvesting produce for Australia and the world. Jobs are plentiful, with more than 96% of our population in employment.


Labour force of 639 local jobs, Top industries - Grain Growing (Rice), Grain-Sheep or Grain-Beef Cattle Farming, and Education.

Darlington Point

Labour force of 505 local jobs, Top industries - Poultry Processing (Baiada) and Council.


Labour force of 391 local jobs, Top industries - Council, and Grain-Sheep or Grain-Beef Cattle Farming.

The Townhub Coly is a multipurpose venue with office space available for hire.

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Jobs in This Region

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Station Hands- Pooginook Station, Nsw
Paraway commenced in 2007 with the purchase of a Merino Ram Stud Pooginook in the Riverina region of NSW. Today we own and operate 27 diverse agricultural enterprises across QLD, NSW and VIC with total land holdings in excess of 4.4 million hectares. Pooginook is centrally located to the major centres of Griffith (approx. 1hr) and Wagga Wagga (approx. 2hr) and conveniently located 14kms from Coleambally with a school bus to the front gate to preschool, primary and high schools. Pooginook Station comprises 19,656 hectares of native and irrigated grazing land formed from an aggregation of two original pastoral holdings; Pooginook and Stud Park North. Pooginook is a progressive, innovative, and leading Merino Stud in Australia, selling around 1,000 rams annually. Station Hands are key to the success of our operation, and we are looking for two Station Hands to join the team. We pride ourselves on a high standard of livestock handling, asset development and safety. We are searching for people with a passion for livestock, a strong work ethic and a dedication to a safe productive workplace. Successful applicants will work under the direction of a management team with an excellent range of skills, and a desire to see people succeed. The positions are a live on station role, with accommodation and utilities provided for family, couple, or single applicants as well as a competitive remuneration rate on offer, commensurate with experience. Ideally, we are looking for applicants with: Previous sheep experience Own working dog/s Good attitude towards teamwork and working alone Punctual Willing to listen and learn Irrigation experience desirable but not essential This position is not open to working holiday visa holders and candidates will be required to undergo background screening, including reference checking and ideally be vaccinated for Q Fever. For more information, please email or contact station manager Andrew Glover on 0427 203 895 Start date ASAP To apply online, please click on the appropriate link below.
Sun, 09 Jun
Coleambally, 2707, NSW
Diesel Mechanic/Service Technician - Coleambally
Description Hutcheon and Pearce Diesel Mechanic/Service Technician Full-time 🤝 Are you passionate about all thing’s diesel and mechanical? Do you have a knack for troubleshooting and fixing complex machinery? If so, we want you to join our team as a Diesel Mechanic/Service Technician! 📍We are currently seeking Qualified Diesel Mechanics for our following branches: Albury, Bowral, Coleambally, Condobolin, Cowra, Dubbo, Finley, Forbes, Griffith, Gunnedah, Penrith, Quirindi, Tamworth, Wagga Wagga, Warren and Wee Waa. Position Overview We are seeking a skilled Diesel Mechanic/Service Technician to join our team. In this role, you will be responsible for diagnosing, repairing, and maintaining John Deere equipment. From routine maintenance to complex repairs, you'll apply your expertise to ensure optimal performance and reliability for our customers. Why Join Us: Competitive Compensation: A minimum base hourly rate of $33 to $50, with an additional location-based allowance ranging from $2 to $5 per hour for remote areas. Earning Potential : Opportunity for paid overtime & monthly performance bonuses, which can lead to qualified technician earning between $100,000 and $160,000 annually. Career Advancements: Annual pay reviews and opportunities for career growth. Support and Training: Uniforms supplied, weekly pay cycle, ongoing training and development opportunities. Tools and Vehicle Support: Weekly tool allowance, access to a company vehicle, laptop & mobile phone. Relocation Assistance available 🏡. 👷‍♀️👷‍♂️Responsibilities will include (but are not limited to): Repairing, servicing and maintenance on John Deere machinery to meet the needs of our diverse customer base. Diagnosing and interpreting machine faults to get our customers back up and running. Maintain accurate records of repairs, parts used, and labour hours for billing and documentation purposes. Providing technical advice and support to customers and other service technicians as required. Uphold safety standards and protocols to ensure a secure working environment. 🛠 The Ideal Candidate should have: Relevant trade qualifications as a Light or Heavy Vehicle, Agricultural or Plant Mechanic (LV or Diesel Mechanic, Cert III). Current and valid driver’s license. Highly organised with great attention to detail Self-motivated and ability to work independently. Strong teamwork and communication skills. 🛠 Desirable Skills: Agricultural machinery servicing experience (John Deere preferred, other large brands highly advantageous). Mechanical, Electrical and Hydraulic experience is beneficial. Knowledge of CANBUS systems. Excellent customer service skills. Forklift License.(We can help you obtain this) About Hutcheon and Pearce Hutcheon & Pearce, the largest Australian family-owned John Deere dealership, with a rich history, spanning over 70 years across NSW. We proudly operate out of 20 locations and are committed to providing quality service in the agricultural / lifestyle industry. As a leading provider of John Deere equipment, we’re committed to providing top-notch equipment, exceptional after-sales support, and outstanding service to our customers. Our team embodies four core values — Community, Innovation, Integrity, and Teamwork. These values drive our commitment to excellence, lasting relationships, strategic growth, ethical conduct, and shared success. Hutcheon & Pearce has always been a proud family business. To us, our team is family. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Want more information? Contact [email protected] or call Tyler on 0428 668 748. Resumes considered upon submission. Apply today to experience the H&P difference! Submit a Resume and Cover Letter detailing your relevant knowledge, skills, and experience. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- As part of the recruitment process, pre-employment checks will be conducted in line with the requirements of the position. Hutcheon and Pearce is as inclusive employer. We strive to reflect the communities in which surround us, as a result we welcome and encourage applications from skilled people from all walks of life. Role Type On-site • Permanent • Full-time • Qualified Pay Rate 33 AUD - 50 AUD (Hour) Company Overview Hutcheon and Pearce have always been a proud family business. Since 1953, we have grown to more than 560 employees across 21 branches in NSW. As we continue to grow alongside the needs of our customers in the ever-changing agricultural sector, it’s important that we find the best people to join our team. Our rule of thumb is simple: hire for attitude and train for skill. If you have the right attitude for our company, we’ll train you to become the best of the best. From new apprentices and trainees right through to leadership positions, we offer you the flexibility, support and opportunity to grow your career. You’ll notice the difference at Hutcheon and Pearce. Report this job
Wed, 29 May
Coleambally, 2707, NSW
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Credit: Murrumbidgee Council
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The Murrumbidgee Council area has a rich and varied past.

The township of Coleambally was specifically built in the 1960s to take advantage of the additional water made available through the Snowy Mountains Scheme. 

The Bucyrus Erie Excavator 

One of four machines that was imported from the USA in 1935 and used to excavate the main channels in the Murray Valley and the Coleambally Irrigation Area. They were ‘walked’ to Coleambally from Deniliquin following completion of the Mulwala canal and commenced work in the district in 1958. In 1978 the machine was driven to its present site and it is still in working condition.

Darlington Point has a strong indigenous connection, with the Warangesda Aboriginal Mission running a mission from 1880 to 1884 and an Aboriginal Station from 1884 to 1926. In the 1850s paddles steamers transported produce along the Murrumbidgee River.

Jerilderie was raided in 1879 by the Ned Kelly gang, where they stole 2140 pounds from the Bank of New South Wales and held residents of the town hostage. Jerilderie was also home to General Sir John Monash, honoured military commander.

Bucyrus Erie Excavator, Coleambally. Supplied by Murrumbidgee Council
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Altina Wildlife Park, Darlington Point. Credit: Murrumbidgee Council
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Recreation & Arts

Water is the lifeblood of our community with the Murrumbidgee River, Billabong Creek and the state-of-the-art irrigation network prominent across the area.

Importantly, it also provides endless opportunities to enjoy the outdoors. From magnificent fishing spots, relaxing walks or the competitiveness of team sports, you will find your niche in our sports mad community.

If you are into less active leisure pursuits, then there are plenty of those too. Our advice is don’t be shy about joining one of the many community or sporting organisations as you will find a friendly welcome and many more introductions as you become ingrained in the community.

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