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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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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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Thu, 21 Mar
Darlington Point, 2706, NSW
We are currently seeking 2 Labourers with previous construction experience for a local building company in Coleambally. Workfront is a recruitment agency who employs people on a casual Labour hire arrangement for a variety of different industries. We are currently seeking 2 Labourers with previous construction experience for a local building company in Coleambally. Position will commence ASAP for approximately 12 weeks. Hours/days are Monday to Friday, 38hrs per week. Accommodation can be provided for the right applicants. Interested backpackers please note can count towards second year visa. Duties included but not limited to: Custom building transportable buildings as per specifications from the ground up Assist in all aspects of the custom building Welding of building bases Lay flooring & floor coverings Fit panel, windows & doors Roofing Install minor plumbing & electrical fixtures Cleaning of buildings Use of power & hand tools as needed Keeping work area tidy To be considered for this position, you would ideally have: Construction & welding and Fabrication experience (advantage/not essential) Construction induction white card Drivers licence (advantage/not essential) Required PPE: Steel cap work boots and high visibility shirt. If you feel you meet the above requirements and are interested in applying for this position. Please complete one of the following: Visit Workfront in Griffith (86 Yambil St), you will be required to provided a current resume Register your interest via link, you must attach a current resume Only suitable applicants will be contacted Follow us on facebook to keep informed with current positions or Checkout our website
Thu, 21 Mar
Coleambally, 2707, NSW
Financial Systems Accountant
An exciting opportunity has become available in our organisation for a Financial Systems Accountant. Reporting to the Chief Financial Officer, this position will be responsible to overseeing and supporting Council’s day-to-day finance function and coordinate continuous improvement and documentation of Council’s finance processes, procedures and systems.  The position will be based at Darlington Point in NSW. If this role appeals to you, we would like to hear from you. You will be a high achiever with: Chartered Accountant (CA) or Certified Practicing Accountant (CPA). (Candidates who hold a tertiary qualification in accounting, finance, or a related discipline and who are eligible and willing to commence one of these programs are also invited to apply) Strong spreadsheet and database skills within the Microsoft Office Environment · Current Class C Driver Licence · National Criminal Police Check Benefits of the position include: Salary ranging from $91,743 - $109,400 (subject to qualifications, skills and experience) Subsidised rental housing within the Local Government Area Subsidised removal costs Vehicle as per Murrumbidgee Council Revised Motor Vehicle Policy 9 day fortnight Professional development and training opportunities Employment conditions in accordance with the Local Government (State) Award 2023 For more information, including a copy of the position description, visit - positions vacant For a confidential discussion please contact Sarah Gurciullo People and Culture Officer on 03 5886 1200 or 0417 765 465 Please email your resume and cover letter to: Applications close – Friday 15 March 2024 Please note - all employees must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as per the Murrumbidgee Council Vaccination Policy 2022 Summary of role requirements: Looking for candidates available to work:Monday: Morning, Afternoon Tuesday: Morning, Afternoon Wednesday: Morning, Afternoon Thursday: Morning, Afternoon Friday: Morning, Afternoon 1 year of relevant work experience required for this role Working rights required for this role Expected salary: $91,743 - $109,400 per year
Tue, 05 Mar
Darlington Point, 2706, 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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